Ellerman House is located a 30 minute car drive from Cape Town International Airport. 

With 13 rooms and suites, two ultra-modern villas and a tranquil spa, Ellerman House is the quintessential urban retreat for discerning luxury travellers wanting complete exclusivity and privacy in Cape Town.

Located in Bantry Bay, the hotel offers spectacular Atlantic Ocean views and easy access to beaches and local attractions.

Highlights include the owner’s extensive South African art collection and the Ellerman House Wine Gallery, offering an interactive wine experience amid a vast collection of South African vintage wines.

Modern, locally inspired cuisine, generous-hearted hospitality and a tailor-made concierge service enhance a world-class guest experience that remains authentically South African.


Rooms: Thirteen

Location: Cape Town, South Africa




 Experiences are chargeable (unless stated otherwise) and pre booking is recommended

divine dining

Ellerman House Restaurant

The restaurant at Ellerman House is not open to the public and is for the exclusive use of resident guests.

Breakfast is always a gourmet spread, enjoyed on the ocean-view terrace in fine weather.

The kitchen team, headed up by an experienced chef, produces daily a la carte lunch and dinner menus featuring modern, classically inspired cuisine with a South African twist.

Inspired by ‘farm-to-table’ eating, the menus rely on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients of superior provenance.

Guests are encouraged to wander into the open-plan kitchen to discuss specific dietary requirements or to request a favourite dish or celebratory menu to mark a special occasion.

For those who get late-night cravings or simply want a quick sandwich or light snack at any time, there is a complimentary, 24-hour guest pantry stocked with everything from homemade sweet and savoury treats to chocolates, crisps and other irresistible snacks.

Cuisine: Contemporary South African.

Pre booking recommended 

divine dining

The Pantry

The Pantry is your guilty pleasure. Fresh, homemade treats are prepared daily, making it perfect for a light snack between meals, or for grabbing supplies before heading out for the day.  

 Cakes are baked fresh every morning and guests can help themselves to a range of teas, coffees and drinks throughout the day or night.


sip & Savour

Wine is taken very seriously at Ellerman House, and the hotel’s 7500-strong collection of South African wines represent both established and emerging labels from the Western Cape’s world-renowned wine regions.

Many of the wines in the collection are rare or special releases augmented by sought-after vintages bought on auction.

Wines from the cellar are only made available on the hotel’s wine list once they have been optimally aged and are deemed ready for enjoyment at peak maturity. Many of these fine wines are also available by the glass without compromising on quality, thanks to the Le Verre de Vin preservation system.

The depth of the wine list allows guests to try verticals of vintages whereby the same wine can be sampled over various releases. Integrating outstanding contemporary architecture with breath-taking sculptural elements and cutting-edge design, the Ellerman House Wine Gallery is not only a showcase for this extensive, award-winning wine collection but offers guests a unique, interactive journey into the world of wine.

It aims to bring to life South Africa’s 350-year old heritage of winemaking, providing an environment for tasting and learning about local wines as intriguing and inspiring as the wine itself.

Sophisticated storage is provided in state-of-the-art wine racks and separate, temperature-controlled maturation cellars for white and red wines. The gallery incorporates an interactive multi-media wine library and Brandy Tasting Lounge.

There is also a Champagne Cellar, stocked exclusively with rare and special vintages of Dom Pérignon.




For the exclusive use of hotel and villa guests, the Ellerman House Spa is a natural extension of the property’s commitment to quality and personalised service.

Situated on the ground-floor of Villa One, it is approached through a garden with tranquil water features, lush indigenous plants and ocean views.

A small, highly experienced team of therapists offer a carefully considered menu of beauty and body treatments designed for relaxation, rejuvenation and self-improvement.

Everything is designed to soothe the senses while the body and mind are coaxed into balance.

With three single treatment rooms and one double room designed for couples, the spa specialises in cutting-edge massage techniques and anti-ageing beauty rituals drawing on the wisdom and restorative, healing techniques of different cultures from around the world.

In addition, there is a sensation shower, sauna and steam room for hydrotherapy.

Specialised massage techniques on offer include traditional Japanese body work, Bellabaci, aromatherapy, lymph drainage, and deep-tissue massage.

The spa stock a choice of excellent skin care ranges including Environ, !QMS Medicosmetics, Lilian Terry Oils, Vita Liberata, Mama Mio, Helio Care & Healing Earth products,for facials, pedicures, manicures, bronzing and scrubs.

Pre booking recommended and charges apply



Small, well-equipped fitness centre with it’s own sauna and change rooms is located beneath the main house for those who want to maintain a workout regime while travelling.

There is also an outdoor, heated lap pool tucked away on a private terrace. Up-to-date apparatus set the scene for an invigorating workout with a view. Equipment includes free weights and a bench, treadmill, stationary bicycle, full-body toning machine, stability balls, weighted medicine balls and exercise mats.

pool serenity

Located on the lower terrace of the hotel, our lap pool is heated to a temperature between 19 and 24 degrees Celsius. 

This pool is perfect for guests who enjoy to soak up the rays and relax beside the pool in our loungers with a good book while enjoying great views across the Atlantic Ocean. 


Size of pool: 6m x 20m


The Ellerman House Library offers guests a collection of fiction and nonfiction titles, plus magazines from around the world. Our guests love to sit and read books in the morning, or enjoy an after-dinner drink by the fireplace. For convenience, a nearby computer and printer are connected to the network and available for complimentary guest use.


The Ellerman House art collection takes visitors to this fine hotel on a journey that explores the huge social and cultural shift that South African art has made from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.

The art in this collection tells of the character of our land and the expression of our unique South African experience. From the time of the early pictorial historians of the midnineteenth century, such as Thomas Bowler, you acknowledge that this country has a flavour of its own – an essential nature that distinguishes it from other places.

Communities in South Africa were extremely physically and culturally isolated from international centres of artistic innovation in the early 20th Century – a time before instantaneous globalisation of today.

The Ellerman House collection traces the progress of pioneering work done in the 1930s by a generation of artists, such as Gregoire Boonzaaier, Maggie Laubser and Irma Stern, who were members of The New Group. Progressive identification by artists, such as Walter Battiss and Alexis Preller, with the essential nature of the land and its people – its Africanism, further reinforced the unique qualities of this land.

The emergence of black pioneering artist like Gerard Sekoto and George Pemba began a process of cultural integration of the country’s ethnic communities into a unified South African art. In the Ellerman House Contemporary Gallery, an eclectic, outspoken and energetic generation of current artists such as Benon Lutaaya, Heidi Fourie & Blessing Ngobeni are pushing the boundaries of the ordinary in order to create work that explores relevant issues in post-modern South African society.

The Collection records the spirit of the times and the development of art and culture in South Africa. Most of the almost 1000 artworks are exhibited as part of the unique artistic experience that guests can enjoy at the Ellerman House.

room & suites

classic house room

Room Size: 30sqm

The spacious Classic Room are elegantly decorated in warm shades of grey and charcoal. It offers a cosy and peaceful atmosphere in the well appointed space. 

The room offers an en-suite, satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. 

superior house room

Room Size: 30sqm

The Superior House Rooms offer a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean and are elegantly decorated.

They are all en-suite and include satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar to enjoy during your stay. 

Deluxe Spa Room

Room Size: 37sqm

The Deluxe Spa Rooms are located in the Ellerman House Spa and it features a front row seat to the serene pool.

The two rooms feature double sliding wooden doors that open to a shared pool and deck (the pool and deck are only available to these 2 rooms).

Feel the relaxation of a world-class spa as you simply lounge in this luxurious space. 

Deluxe house Room

Room Size: 44sqm

Featuring breath-taking ocean views and a private terrace, they are perfect for those relaxing evenings in your room. 

These rooms are all en-suite and include satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar to enjoy during your stay


ellerman house suite

Room Size: 102sqm

The Ellerman House suite is the ultimate luxury and comfort. Feel at home in one of these suites and have breath-taking Ocean Views from your private terrace.

Enjoy a spacious lounge and dining area along with satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. All rooms are en-suite. 



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