Once the stately home of Sir John and Lady Ellerman, distinguished shipping magnates and investors, Ellerman House sits perched on the slopes of Lion’s Head in the prestigious Bantry Bay residential area.
This elegant Cape Edwardian mansion is known for having one of the most spectacular ocean views in South Africa. Just ten minutes from the heart of Cape Town, the one-and-a-half acre property features a panorama of Atlantic coastline that includes the infamous Robben Island.
Now privately owned, Ellerman House stands as an iconic showcase of South Africa’s finest lodging, cuisine, wine, and leisure. With shaded verandas, tiered gardens, beautiful interiors, and a celebrated art collection, guests from all over the world love the combination of luxury and service this serene getaway offers.
Ellerman House has eleven rooms, two suites, and a private villa, with no two rooms alike. The property boasts two lounges, a library, two dining rooms, a spa, a main pool, gym, whisky bar, and expansive outdoor space. The property is not open to the public, offering a genuine level of privacy and luxury to guests.
Dining is an experience in itself, with views of the Atlantic and tastes of Cape Malay spices and Farmers’ Market organic fruit and vegetables. Menus change daily, but stay focused on modern European-style dishes.
Accompaning the cuisine, the Ellerman House cellar holds over 7,500 unique South African wines, sourced from established and emerging vineyards throughout the Western Cape.
For the creative, fine art is the soul of Ellerman House, and othe in house collection sets the property apart from other fine hotels in South Africa. This grand assortment of works has been assembled over three decades, and features a uniquely South African twist.