Ellerman House is the quintessential urban retreat for discerning luxury travellers wanting complete exclusivity in Cape Town. Located in Bantry Bay, the small, privately owned hotel offers spectacular Atlantic Ocean views against the dramatic backdrop of Lion’s Head. Clifton’s sheltered beaches are within walking distance, while local attractions such as the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and V&A Waterfront are 10 minutes by car. Originally a private residence, the historic Cape Edwardian-style mansion has 13 individually decorated rooms and suites, terraced indigenous gardens overlooking the ocean, and two ultra-modern villas. Enhancing the entire property is the owner’s extensive collection of original South African art. The natural splendour of the hotel’s unique location is matched by generous-hearted hospitality - guest experiences and excursions are all tailor made – modern cuisine that reflects the best of local and seasonal flavours, and a vast collection of South African vintage wines. From local design and art to wine and food, Ellerman House strives to offer a world-class guest experience that remains authentically South African. 

Hotel Features
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Centre
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library
  • Medical Assistance Available
  • Restaurant
  • Shuttle Services
  • Spa/Beauty Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Swimming Pool - HEATED
  • 24-hour front desk & Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Room Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Hypo-Allergenic Bedding Available
  • Internet Access
  • International Plug Points/Adaptors
  • In-room Safe
  • Mini Bar
  • Private Bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Robes & Slippers
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Turndown Service
  • Wake-up Calls
  • Classic House Room (1 room)
    Soft green and caramel hues complement this warm and intimate space, featuring a dazzling chandelier and floor-to-ceiling mirror. The average room size is 30 square metres (323 square feet)

    Superior House Room (1 room)
    Sun-filled and inviting with comfortable armchairs and touches of leather, wood and linen, this room has large bay windows offering exceptional views of the spectacular coastline. The average room size is 30 square metres (323 square feet)

    Deluxe Spa Room (2 rooms)
    Sun-filled and inviting with comfortable armchairs and touches of leather, wood and linen, this room has large bay windows offering exceptional views of the spectacular coastline. The average room size is 30 square metres (323 square feet)

    Deluxe House Rooms (7 rooms)
    These spacious, sun-drenched rooms, decorated in an ocean palate to echo the ocean views, open up onto private balconies – ideal for sundowners and al fresco dining. The average room size is 44 square metres (474 square feet).

    Ellerman House Suites (2 rooms)
    The epitome of elegance and comfort, these large ocean-view suites each have a separate lounge and dining area and private balcony, ideal for entertaining. The average room size is 102.5 square metres (1103 square feet)

    Child Policy:
    Children of all ages are allowed in Ellerman Villa One.


    Aristocratic and luxurious ocean-facing private hotel and Villa, both situated on the panoramic slopes of Lion's Head in prestigious Bantry Bay (10 minutes from the V&A Waterfront).

    As you leave the airport area you will come to a traffic light and a BP garage. Travel straight, remaining in the right hand lane.  The road forks to the right before the bridge. This will feed you 
    onto the N2 Highway, direction Cape Town.

    Follow signs to Cape Town City.
    You will pass Groote Schuur hospital on your right and keep to the right as the road forks.

    Take the Strand Street off ramp and travel through the city on Strand Street, which will become High Level as it travels uphill away from the City.

    At the end of the road turn right into Avenue Fresnaye and second left into Kloof Road. Ellerman House is at number 180 Kloof Road on the right hand side, opposite number 107, before the amber flashing light.