Ellerman House

Ellerman House

Ellerman House sits perched on the slopes of Lion’s Head in the prestigious Bantry Bay residential area in Cape Town. The elegant Cape Edwardian mansion was once the home of the shipping magnates, Sir John and Lady Ellerman and is known for having one of the most beautiful ocean views in South Africa.

We offer a range of exclusive experiences for guests staying at Ellerman House including Wine Tours, Art Tours and a Spa where guests can relax and unwind or explore Cape Town

Rooms and Suites

Ellerman House consists of 13 rooms and suites. Each room/ suite is individually decorated offering all the luxuries of five star accommodations.

Classic House Room; Shades of warm grey and charcoal complement this warm and intimate space with a distinctly feel. This room has no terrace with no ocean view. Size: 30 square meter / 323 square foot

Superior House Room; Sun-filled and inviting, this room features some of the best ocean views through the large bay windows (no terrace). Size: 30 square metres / 323 square feet

Deluxe Spa Rooms; Snugly adjacent to the Ellerman House Spa, the Deluxe Spa Rooms have a front row seat to the serene jet pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The two rooms feature double sliding wooden doors that open to a shared pool and deck (shared by these two rooms only). Size: 37 square meters / 398 square feet

Deluxe House Rooms (*Our Choice*); These spacious rooms are a traveller’s paradise with two sets of double doors opening up to a private terrace overlooking the indigenous garden. Each room is uniquely decorated and have spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean from the private terrace. 7 Deluxe House Rooms and not one room is alike, one of these rooms has an ocean view only from the terrace and not from the room itself. Average size: 44 square meter / 474 square feet

Ellerman House Suites; Each Ellerman House Suite has a spectacular ocean view, private terrace and a separate lounge and dining area. These large rooms are the epitome of luxury and comfort and showcase prized paintings and sculptures by South Africa artists. Average size: 102.5 square metres / 1103 square feet

Cuisine and Wine

Guests are welcome to make special requests beyond the daily à la carte options, and a 24-hour guest pantry is stocked with homemade fare.

Under the guidance of Chef Veronica, the cuisine at Ellerman House works in concert with our art and fine wine, creating an experience notable to even the most well-versed travellers. As guests enjoy views of the Atlantic, Chef Veronica delights with her vibrant recipes, highlighted by Cape Malay spices and Farmers’ Market organic fruit and vegetables. The menu items change daily, but stay focused on modern European-style dishes.

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 during the day or night.


Located on the lower terrace of the hotel, The lap pool is heated by heat pump and solar, to a temperature between 19 and 24 degrees Celsius.

A spiral staircase leads guests down to the Bar, where skilled and friendly staff serve beer, wine, fine spirits and gourmet cocktails. Guests can enjoy catching up on news and entertainment on a large flat-screen TV, while others indulge in the select Cuban and Dominican cigars available.

The 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.

Spa and Wellness

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 offers a carefully considered menu of skin care therapy 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 two 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.

Spa is open from Monday – Sunday: 10h00 – 19h00

Rates Include
  • Return transfers from Cape Town International Airport and Cape Town locations
  • Fully inclusive breakfast
  • Laundry packed in tissue paper
  • Beverages (excluding wine and Champagne) inclusive of spirits and beer
  • Fully stocked in-room bar with our selection of luxury brands
  • Guest pantry (24 hour) with wide selection of snacks and in-between meal options
  • Daily sunset cocktails and canapés
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Access to the Ellerman House Spa and Fitness Centre
  • 24-hour monitored security
  • Private and secure parking
  • Individual attention from Senior Managers who personally supervise Guest Services
Rates Exclude
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Wines and Champagne
  • Please note inclusions are not applicable to non-residents
  • No pets allowed
  • Children over 14 years of age are welcome at Ellerman House
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