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Located on the mountainside, overlooking Bantry Bay, Ellerman House is an elegant villa offering exceptional service and exquisite accommodation. The Herbert Baker-styled mansion has been fully restored and lavishly decorated with South African art to create an opulent retreat, ideal for the discerning traveller.

Ideally located for an exploration of Cape Town, Ellerman House is close to Table Mountain, the excellent beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, and only a few minutes drive from the city centre and V&A Waterfront.

The concierge desk is available to arrange a host of excursions and experiences, including trips to the nearby Cape Winelands and Cape Point Nature Reserve. Alternatively, relax on a lounger beside the swimming pool as you enjoy the remarkable view and exceptional service.


  • Situated in exclusive Bantry Bay
  • Cape Town's first boutique hotel to go green
  • Renowned for its impeccable service
  • A historical mansion with classic architecture
  • A regular on Conde Nast’s Gold List
  • Africa's largest private art collection
  • Fantastic cuisine & wines


  • Day tours
  • Beach activities
  • Sundowners
This hotel combines great food and wine, and rooms offering sea views with spectacular art pieces and personalised touches. Definitely perfect for those looking for the ultimate in rest and relaxation.
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Ellerman House offers 11 Luxury Rooms that have been tastefully decorated with the finest fabrics and furnishings. Rooms feature a stylish en suite bathroom, original South African art, flat-screen satellite TV, under-floor heating, air conditioning, wireless internet connection, a complimentary room bar and gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Other room types:

For something extremely exclusive, check into either of the two private and luxurious villas. Ellerman Villa provides the ultimate in luxurious comfort with a sun-drenched pool deck, panoramic ocean views, and a personal butler, chef and staff. The villas consist of three or five spacious bedrooms, and have a separate TV lounge, dining room, and a study.


Browse the Ellerman House Art Collection, offering guests the opportunity to view an extensive collection of works from modern South African artists including William Kentridge and Irma Stern.

Indulge in a sundowner or after-dinner nightcap in the Ellerman House Bar - decorated with rich leather, wood, and skilled stone masonry hewn from raw Table Mountain granite. The stately library features a wonderful collection of old, rare and antique literature, as well as newer novels for you to get lost in. Ellerman House offers a fully-equipped gym and a spa with three pampering treatment rooms, a large sauna, and a large infinity pool.


Dining at Ellerman House is nothing short of sublime; the flexible menu is modelled on refined simplicity and innovation to produce mouth-watering delights, paired with delicious South African wines.

The international chefs aim to ensure that every meal is an unforgettable culinary experience.

General facilities

  • Art Gallery
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Laundry service
  • Wi-fi available
  • Restaurant
  • Computer facilities
  • Secure Parking
  • Spa
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Ellerman House

Cindy Lee

"Ellerman House - Wonderful. The service was amazing. Everyone was so attentive and aware of your schedule and your every needs."

Suzanne Pak

"It was even better than I expected. The level of service was second to none. We really enjoyed our ocean-view room and spent many hours sitting on the balcony looking at the sea."

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