Ellerman House (Cape Town)

Ellerman House

Ellerman House is a private boutique hotel in Cape Town’s opulent Atlantic Seaboard. It encapsulates the grandeur of a bygone era while embracing all modern life’s creature comforts; for the best Cape Town accommodation.

On first appearance, Ellerman House looks more like a private residence than a hotel. Its original Cape Edwardian-style mansion and two ultra-contemporary villas; share one and a half landscaped acres of prime real estate in Bantry Bay; a small, upscale neighborhood sheltered from the prevailing Southeaster that blows in the summer months.

The property’s proximity to the sights and sounds of the ocean and its magnificent coastal views are not fully evident; until one has entered through the security-controlled front door of the main house and descended the art-lined wooden staircase; to the lower floor. From here, a series of elegant but understated lounges lead outdoors onto deep, shaded verandas.

Authentic South African hospitality is at the heart of the Ellerman House experience. After all; a philosophy of sharing the beauty, bounty, and diversity of South Africa; is the reason why the hotel exists in the first place. The property is not open to the public; which means that resident guests have exclusive access to all of its amenities; from the restaurant, bar, and wine gallery to the pool, garden, spa, and gym. Guest privacy and security are top priorities; in this exclusive environment, and the hospitality team prides itself on individualizing every aspect of the experience.

From the very best of local design and art to cuisine, wine, and hospitality; Ellerman House strives to offer a world-class guest experience that remains authentically South African.

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Things To Do

This is the quintessential urban retreat for discerning travelers wanting complete exclusivity in Cape Town; while having easy access to the city’s natural assets, sophisticated dining scene, vibrant nightlife, and melting pot culture. Clifton’s four sheltered beaches, each with its own loyal following of sun worshippers are within walking distance of the hotel. Local attractions, such as the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and world-class shopping are just 10 minutes by car. Further afield, the Cape Peninsulas fynbos-clad mountains, long beaches, seaside villages, and Cape Point Nature Reserve all await exploration. The Constantia valley’s historic wine estates are a mere 30 minutes away; while the famous vineyards of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are only an hour’s drive from the city center.

Managing the unique needs and special requests of each guest; from check-in to departure; is something that the team does with great passion, sensitivity, and dedication. Whether it’s arranging private surfing lessons at  Muizenberg beach or securing a last-minute table at one of the city’s sought-after, award-winning restaurants; the staff delights in helping to shape extraordinary moments.

On-site Facilities


Having privileged access to the owner’s extensive South African art collection, including valuable paintings and sculptures, is a highlight. The collection spans original works from the turn of the last century to current contemporary art displayed around the hotel; with a separate collection in the Ellerman House Contemporary Art Gallery.

Ellerman House Art Gallery
Ellerman House Art Gallery


The Ellerman House Spa is a tranquil, nurturing environment dedicated to the rejuvenation of body, mind, and soul. It specializes in cutting-edge massage techniques, anti-aging beauty treatments, and hydrotherapy.

Wining and Dining

Integral to Ellerman House’s emphasis on sharing the best of what South Africa has to offer; is its approach to gourmet food and fine wine. From the kitchen comes exceptional cuisine that reflects the best of local and seasonal flavors with superior provenance. Artfully plated generous plates, from a daily evolving menu of modern classics; complemented by a vast collection of vintage South African wines. A resident sommelier offers private tastings, wine pairing recommendations, and also tips on discovering the best of the Capes wine estates.

The Ellerman House Wine Gallery, a spectacular cellar for a 7500 bottle wine collection; offers an interactive, experiential journey into the world of wine.

BAR ROC is the stylish bar at Ellerman House. Swap stories of your African escapades; while enjoying a craft drink designed by the bartenders. A space to say goodnight to another glorious day in the motherland; while watching the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean.

Cape Town wining and dining
Bar Roc at Ellerman House

Ellerman House Accommodation

Ellerman House sets the benchmark in service excellence, luxury, and refined living in Cape Town; while giving visitors the feeling of a welcoming home space. In fact, you may never want to leave. You can be sure to get a perfect night’s rest; no matter which room you choose. With only 13 x individually styled bedrooms; attention to detail and personalized service reigns supreme. Perfectly complemented by the grand spirit of Ellerman House, the most recent additions to the property, Villa One & Two, provide a contemporary sophistication. Enhanced by sweeping views over the Atlantic ocean; these two private luxury villas are best suited for families and loved ones traveling together.

All rooms have an en-suite bathroom, TV, underfloor heating & aircon, and of course; tea and coffee making facilities.

Room / Suite Types

Classic House Room (1)

Shades of warm grey and charcoal complement this warm and intimate space with a distinct feel. It is a well-appointed space with a cozy atmosphere and every amenity the heart desires; offering a peaceful rest in the majestic Bantry Bay. This room has no terrace and no ocean view.
Size: 30 square meters / 323 square feet

Ellerman House Accommodation
Ellerman House Accommodation

Superior House Room (1)

The majestic bay window in this room demands attention and immediately draws your eye toward the uninterrupted ocean view. The room offers cozy luxury, combining both classic elegance and warm intimacy. This room has no terrace.
Size: 30 square meters / 323 square feet

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Superior House Room

Deluxe Spa Room (2)

The Deluxe Spa Rooms are in the Ellerman House Spa. The two stylishly decorated adjacent rooms open to a shared pool and deck, ideal for couples that are traveling together. The pool and deck are only available to these 2 rooms.
Size: 37 square meters / 398 square feet

Ellerman Deluxe Spa Room
Ellerman Deluxe Spa Room

Deluxe House Room (7)

These spacious, uniquely decorated rooms are a traveler’s paradise with two sets of double doors; opening up to a private terrace overlooking the indigenous garden. Each room has spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean from the private terrace.
Size: 44 square meters / 474 square feet

Luxury Cape Town Accommodation
Deluxe House Room

Ellerman House Suites (2)

Both of the Ellerman House Suites have spectacular ocean views, a private terrace, and a separate lounge and dining area. These large rooms are the epitome of luxury and comfort showcasing prized paintings and sculptures by South African artists.
Size: 102.5 square meters / 1103 square feet

Ellerman House Suites
Ellerman House Suites

Ellerman House Accommodation Rates

Per room/suite single or sharingHIGH SEASON
1st March until 30th April 2022 & 1st October until 30th November 2022
1st May until 30th September 2022
Classic House RoomR14 500R12 000
Superior House Room
Ocean View
R17 000R15 000
Deluxe Spa Rooms
Shared Deck with Ocean View
R25 000R21 000
Deluxe House Rooms
Private Terrace with Ocean View
R33 000R25 000
Ellerman House Suites
Private Terrace with Ocean View
R36 000R30 000
Per room/suite single or sharingPEAK SEASON
1st December 2022 until 28th February 2023
1st March until 30th April 2023 & 1st October until 30th November 2023
1st May until 30th September 2023
Classic House RoomR17 000R16 000R14 000
Superior House Room
Ocean View
R19 500R18 500R17 000
Deluxe Spa Rooms
Shared Deck with Ocean View
R28 000R27 000R23 000
Deluxe House Rooms
Private Terrace with Ocean View
R38 000R37 000R27 000
Ellerman House Suites
Private Terrace with Ocean View
R40 000R39 000R32 000

Children over 12 years of age are welcome at Ellerman House.

Cape Town Villa Accommodation

Ellerman House Private Villas Information

To complement the old-world elegance of the original Ellerman House; Villa One and its sister residence, Villa Two; add a glamorous, contemporary edge to the hotel’s classic style and refined ambiance. The villas epitomize the glamorous beach lifestyle for which Cape Town has become world-famous. Exclusive and privately staffed; both villas offer all the benefits of hotel living; with the advantage of complete privacy and flexibility; making them perfect for multigenerational families or groups of friends. Built on multiple levels; each villa offers spacious entertainment and relaxation areas; numerous en-suite bedrooms and a private infinity pool; with the best views, Cape Town has to offer.

Children of all ages are welcome at Villa One and children over 8 years of age at Villa Two.

Villa One

Villa One is ideally suited to families. Indigenous gardens and flowing water welcome guests to the entrance of the spa. The Ellerman House Spa and 2 x Deluxe Spa bedrooms are located on this floor; with Villa One on the upper two levels.

The top floor has 3 bedrooms; each with a spacious en-suite bathroom featuring infinity mirrors, a ladies’ library, and an art gallery. The master bedroom has sea views from the bedroom and bathroom; the 2nd bedroom also has sea views and the 3rd bedroom faces the Twelve Apostles mountain range. All the bedrooms can be converted into a king or twin rooms on request.

The ladies’ library has a single daybed for relaxing and enjoying a selection of books and magazines. Sophisticated minimalist décor and a stunning collection of original art are key characteristics of the living areas; including a study, TV lounge, dining room, and entertainment area. A private chef is on call to create breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner; focusing on fresh, locally sourced, and seasonal ingredients. Any dietary needs or restrictions, food allergies; or children’s meals may be discussed with the chef.

Ellerman House Villa One
Ellerman House Villa One – main bedroom and pool

Villa One Size (3 x bedroom): 696 square meters / 7492 square feet

Villa One can be booked:
As a 3 x bedroom villa (levels two and three) OR
As a 5 x bedroom villa, including all the features of the three-bedroom villa & 2 x Deluxe Spa Rooms on level one OR
Should you want complete privacy and exclusivity of the spa area; you can take Villa One on an exclusive use basis; this includes the five bedrooms, the entire spa area, a double treatment room, one spa therapist, and all spa treatments.

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Ellerman House Villa One

Villa Two

Designed with the discerning luxury traveler in mind; Villa Two is ideally suited to families or groups of friends.

Private, secure parking leads to an entrance foyer with glimpses of the sea; before opening out into the spacious, open-plan living and dining rooms; with a professionally designed kitchen; equipped with a central island, sleek timber cupboards, a separate scullery, and a walk-in cold room. The kitchen is designed for social, interactive cooking, and casual dining; but can be closed off completely from the dining area by a sliding panel. A personal chef is on call to create delicious snacks, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners; emphasizing fresh, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients while taking into consideration children, dietary restrictions, and food allergies.

The light filled living areas, in soft, soothing sea tones with natural stone and unembellished wood finishes; feature foldaway glass doors on two sides; seamlessly integrating indoor and outdoor entertainment areas with the ocean views. Entertainment areas extend outdoors onto generous terraces and a private infinity pool; that merges with the blue sky and sea. Sophisticated minimalist décor and a stunning collection of original art are key characteristics of the living areas; including a private cinema, dining room, and entertainment area.

Luxury Villa in Cape Town
Ellerman House Villa Two

Opening up off an inviting central corridor is a guest bathroom, study area, cinema, and three luxuriously appointed bedrooms; each with an extensive open-plan dressing room, bathroom, and separate W/C. The rooms are named according to their geographical orientation within the villa; namely Sea Point, Clifton, and Bantry Bay. Each bedroom extends outdoors onto a deck with ocean views. Sea Point and Clifton are set King beds; while Bantry Bay can be made into a twin bedroom.

Size of Villa Two: 432 square meters / 4650 square feet

Cape Town Villa Rental
Ellerman House Villa Two – Clifton Bedroom

Ellerman House Villa Accommodation Rates

1st May until 30th September 2022
1st October until 30th November 2022
Villa One (3 Bedroom Option)R115 000R145 000
Villa One (5 Bedroom Option)R157 000R195 000
Villa One (5 Bedrooms with exclusive use of Spa)R182 000R220 000
Villa Two (3 Bedroom Option)R95 000R120 000
1st December 2022 until 28th February 2023
1st March until 30th April 2023 & 1st October until 30th November 2023
1st May until 30th September 2023
Villa One (3 Bedroom Option)R165 000R160 000R130 000
Villa One (5 Bedroom Option)R221 000R214 000R176 000
Villa One (5 Bedrooms with exclusive use of Spa)R249 000R242 000R204 000
Villa Two (3 Bedroom Option)R145 000R135 000R115 000

Ellerman House Accommodation Rates Include:

Breakfast, internet & local telephone calls.
Transfers: Arrival and departure transfers with onboard WIFI from Cape Town International Airport and closer.
Wine Tasting: Every afternoon, with the sommelier.
All alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks; from top-shelf spirits to virgin mojitos; except for wine and Champagne.
Mini Bar & Snack Packs: Snacks from Africa and full of bottles of craft spirits for your enjoyment.
Sunset Experience: Cocktails and canapés and a South African craft gin trolley to die for. All on the middle terrace, every single sunset.
Weekly, live music by local musicians is performed as the sun sets over the ocean.
Art Tours: The extensive Ellerman House Art Collection, presented by an in-house art guide.
Pantry: open 24hrs.
Room Service: You still pay for the meal, but there are no tray charges.
Laundry & Shoe Cleaning
Security & Parking: Off-street secure parking.

Plus free entry to the Zeitz Museum of contemporary art Africa which is open daily except for Tuesdays.

The Private Villas also come with a private chef.

Chocolate Tasting
Chocolate Tasting

Ellerman House Accommodation Special Offers

Cape Town and Cape Winelands:

Book a minimum of 3 nights at Ellerman House in a Deluxe Room category; or higher, AND a minimum of 2 nights at Leeu Estates in a Studio Room category; or higher, and RECEIVE return airport transfers, transfers between the two properties, and a bottle of The Ellerman 2019; an award wining blended red, during your stay at Ellerman House complimentary.

Valid until 30th November 2023.

Ellerman House Honeymoon Offer

Book a minimum of 4 nights in a Deluxe Category or higher and receive:
A 15% discount on accommodation
20% discount on a couples treatment at the Ellerman House Spa
“Ellerman House Tea” on one afternoon
A bottle of South African MCC with your honeymoon turndown

Valid from 1st April 2022 to 15th December 2022

Cape Town and Kalahari Safari

Book 4 nights at Ellerman House Villa One or Two AND 4 nights at Tswalu Tarkuni Homestead and receive:
Ellerman House and Tswalu Tarkuni Homestead
A complimentary one-way flight between the two properties
4th night complimentary at Tswalu Tarkuni Homestead

Secret Season Promotion

Stay for 4 nights in a Deluxe Room Category or higher and receive a 20% discount on accommodation.

Valid from 1st April 2022 until 30th September 2022

Ellerman House (Cape Town)
Ellerman House
180 Kloof Road, Bantry Bay
Cape Town South Africa

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