Ellerman House

Cape Town, South Africa


Our Rating

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Room Type

1 Classic House room, 1 Superior House Room, 2 Deluxe Spa rooms, 7 Deluxe House rooms, 2 Ellerman House Suites, 2 Villas

Child Policy

Children Ages 14+ at Ellerman House. Children of all ages at Ellerman Villas.


Pool, two lounges, library, bar, gym, spa, wifi, wine cellar and gardens


Food and Wine


About This Accommodation

Ellerman House is a family-owned luxury manor overlooking Cape Town’s Bantry Bay noted for stylish main rooms and decks with magnificent sea views that put it in a class of its own. It is expensive, but worth every penny. It's known for it's impressive art gallery which has an outstandng showcase of contemporary work. Be sure to visit the wine gallery to see the amazing cork screw wine rack - an art piece in itself. The brandy lounge and champagne cellar offer additional elegant spaces for relaxation and socializing with fellow guests.

From May through September you may catch sight of whales as you enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the lawn. Or if an active seascape spontaneously appears, the 24/7 pantry of freshly baked goods is at your fingertips so you can grab a warm drink and a nibble as you watch the action. The food here is outstanding as is the service. Between the dining, the wine, and the art, Ellerman House is truly an experience to be had.

We highly recommend Ellerman House, but it is slightly out of Cape Town, so you do need a vehicle to get around. But Ellerman has a great concierge service that will help you access all of the best areas of this great city. The area is quiet and more suited for those looking for a serenely luxurious property. After a long day of touring Cape Town, we highly recommend a visit to the spa for that needed revitalization.

Cape Town is a year-round destination, with September and October being the best months to visit due to the wildflowers and opportunities for whale watching.

Featured Activities in Ellerman House

Videos from Ellerman House

  • Celebrating 25 years of Excellence
  • Ellerman House - An overview by owner Paul Harris
  • Meet the Team behind Ellerman House
  • The Ellerman House Spa gives guests an opportunity to experience true relaxation and well-being while rejuvenating body and mind. The facility includes two single treatment rooms and one double treatment room, plus a sensation shower, sauna, and steam room.
  • An overview of the art at Ellerman House
  • We showcase the Ellerman House Villa One and Two
  • A short video to showcase our Ellerman House Wine Gallery and how wine can become art
  • A video showcasing children and multigenerational travel for families staying in Villa One
  • Ellerman House Villa Two is the perfect getaway destination. With breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and a 7 minute drive from the centre of Cape Town, celebrate a special occasion with friends & family in ultimate opulence - be pampered by your private chef and hospitality team and expect the exceptional

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What Our Clients Think

Words cannot describe how awesome Ellerman House and every single staff member was. Way more than fabulous!"

Ellerman House was spectacular. We have stayed at a number of Relais & Chateau properties over the years. Ellerman House was easily top one or two. When we return to South Africa - and its a when not an if - this is where we will stay in Cape Town!"

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