Ellerman House

An Edwardian mansion in Cape Town

Sitting along the oceanfront in Cape Town, the exclusive Ellerman House exudes glamour. The cliffside setting affords dramatic ocean and mountain views — you cannot help but unwind with the lulling of the waves and the salty kiss of the sea breeze.

Housed in a restored 1906 Edwardian-style mansion, the historic hideaway feels more like a grand beach house than a hotel. Step into a bygone era as this once-private residence enchants you with tales of yesteryear through antiques, original architectural details and masterful works of art.

Ellerman House effortlessly combines classic and contemporary design, creating a space that is not only elegant but also inviting. The hotel's atmosphere is intimate, boasting only 13 rooms and two modern luxury villas, all providing exceptional attention to detail.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Interiors are elegant and spacious, highlighting original architecture with a hint of contemporary style. Many of the 13 uniquely decorated rooms have panoramic sea views and exquisite art pieces.
  • Outdoor spaces are as beautifully curated as the interiors. Immaculately manicured gardens, terraced lawns and a large pool area create an oasis at the luxury hotel.
  • The relaxation continues at The Ellerman House Spa, an intimate three-room retreat with an impressive array of services, including oxygen-infused facials, traditional Japanese bodywork and deep-tissue massages.
  • The gallery at Ellerman House showcases South African art, ranging from 19th-century paintings to contemporary pieces. Explore the hotel's magnificent collection with in-house art guide Talita Swarts, or opt for a self-guided tour using the hotel's iPad.
  • The Ellerman House Wine Gallery artfully showcases the property’s extensive 7,500-bottle collection. In addition to daily tastings, you can enjoy access to an interactive multimedia wine library, a brandy-tasting lounge and a Dom Pérignon champagne cellar, stocked with rare vintages.

Things to Know

  • Ellerman House offers complimentary airport transfers, which include onboard Wi-Fi, ensuring you stay in touch en route to the Cape Town hotel.
  • Whether you’re looking to cruise across sand dunes in a Land Rover or savor a guided wine tour of Cape Town’s vineyards, the concierge can arrange an itinerary.
  • Sunsets are celebrated each evening on the middle terrace with cocktails and canapés. Be sure to order something off the craft gin trolley to sample some of South Africa’s sensational spirits.

The Rooms

  • While all 13 rooms are individually decorated, each is flooded with natural light through oversized windows and comes complete with a well-stocked, complimentary minibar.
  • Décor tones are muted, incorporating shades of gray, blue and green, as well as natural textures like wood, an ode to the hotel's natural surroundings.
  • Two Deluxe Spa rooms next to The Ellerman House Spa are ideal for couples or those looking for extra privacy, thanks to a shared private infinity pool and a deck overlooking the ocean.
  • The nearly 1,100-square-foot Ellerman House Suites have a terrace, ocean panoramas and a lounge and dining area.
  • Two modern and luxurious villas have their own hospitality team, providing the comfort and convenience of hotel living while allowing you the flexibility and privacy of a home away from home. But the real selling point is the expansive deck with uninterrupted ocean views.

The Restaurants

  • The Ellerman House restaurant specializes in contemporary dishes that showcase the rich heritage of South African cuisine, and don't miss the accompanying wine pairings.
  • A 24-hour guest pantry is every sweet lover’s dream, stocked with housemade treats, such as cookies and cakes, along with teas, coffees and drinks to satiate your cravings day or night.
  • Evoking a modern speakeasy vibe, Bar ROC is where to go at the boutique hotel for pre-dinner drinks or a nightcap while gazing up at the starlit sky.

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Getting There
180 Kloof Road, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
CPT (22-30 min)  
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