Ellerman House

Old and new world's merge at Cape Town's top hotel

Hours 24
Phone (27) 021 430 3200

180 Kloof Road Bantry Bay Cape Town 8005 South Africa


Who's Going

Art Lovers, CEO Travelers, Spa Weekenders

Reason to Stay

Art Collection, Luxury Spa, Boutique Luxury Hotel

Hotel Type

Luxury Boutique Hotel

It's the most exquisite (and expensive) address in Cape Town, Ellerman House is a luxury micro-hotel of just 12 rooms located above Bantry Bay. A dramatic white villa rises above an ocean silhouette framed by extravagant lawn that wraps around a rectangular swimming pool and gentile arrangement of sun loungers facing one of the prettiest hotel views in the city. What feels like a private residence, inside Ellerman a series of grand common areas is fitted with one of the best art collections in South Africa with artists like George Pemba, Cameron Platter and Thomas Bowler. Meals are taken in the dining room where a staff of culinary pioneers interprets international recipes and South African ingredients paired with a wine cellar of over 7,000 bottles. A full-service gym includes three treatment rooms, therapy steam room, large sauna and additional infinity pool as well as a well-equipped gym.

The Room

A total of just 11 rooms and one 5-bedroom villa are arranged along the house’s main sleeping level defined by grand terraces facing the resort lawn and sea or dramatic mountain vistas. Rooms are arranged by number in a mix of modern and more traditional design scheme like the #2 with its wavy fabric walls and windows adorned with pale blue drapes framing a bay view and distant Robben Island. Room ten has a more aristocratic design with bed covered in emerald green duvet and quaff club chairs facing an antique writing table. Those looking to book the best room in the house discover two-level Ellerman Villa with furnished terrace large enough for entertaining with its own plunge pool and a total of five bedrooms that include sweeping views of the sea and Bantry Bay.

Preferred Room

Ellerman Villa

Special Features

Art Collection, Private Chef, Luxury Spa


Restaurant, Spa, Lounge, Bar, Chauffeur

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