Ellerman House

Cape Town, South Africa

About Ellerman House

Without a doubt, Ellerman House boasts one of the best locations in Cape Town. Set below the backdrop of Lion’s Head, this cliffside urban retreat is nestled on the edge of the city, offering unparalleled views of the Atlantic coastline.

As one of the top hotels in Cape Town, the superbly decorated, Cape Edwardian-style mansion offers a combination of individually decorated rooms, suites and ultra-modern villas. Along with shaded verandas that are perfect for lounging poolside while gazing at the ocean, especially when the sun goes down, Ellerman House also includes fabulous communal spaces including the lounge, library and immaculately preserved gardens.

Special mention must be made of the enviable art collection on display in the hotel. Featuring the work of esteemed South African artists, the walls of Ellerman House are adorned with incredible displays that range from fine art to contemporary pieces. A guided tour is available for guests wanting to learn more about the art on display in the private collection.

As well as the delicious cuisine that merges traditional French flair with local South African flavours, guests at Ellerman House can enjoy private wine tastings from an exquisite collection of South African wines, facilitated by the resident sommelier. Wine lovers have an extra special treat as the Ellerman House Wine Gallery stores over 7500 bottles of wine.

Why We Love Ellerman House

  • We love the clash of the time periods at Ellerman House. From the old, Edwardian architecture to the contemporary feel of the Wine Gallery, Ellerman House transports its guests to another world.
  • The jaw-dropping art is a serious must-do for those interested in South African art. Art lovers will delight in exploring the gallery, as well as the guided tour of the collection.
  • Despite the luxurious setting, the incredible staff at Ellerman House truly make their guests feel at home. If you’re exploring where to stay in Cape Town, the service at Ellerman House is first-class, making it a top choice.

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Activities at Ellerman House

  Wine Gallery

  Art Collection

  Ellerman House Spa

  The Pantry

Our Favourite Memories from Ellerman House

  Staring out at the ocean from the what feels like the edge of the city.

 Enjoying an informative tour of the art collection at Ellerman House.

  Learning about viniculture and viticulture from the best in the business in the Wine Gallery.

Enjoy your stay at Ellerman House

From the mountain to the beach to the endless horizon, guests staying at Ellerman House are spoilt by the views alone! As well as being one of the top hotels in Cape Town, in close proximity to a range of city excursions, guests can also enjoy a range of activities at the hotel.

Wine Gallery

Explore the spectacular cellar that stores over 7500 bottles of wine collected from esteemed and emerging South African wine farms. Indulge in tastings and gain insights into South African wine from the wine library.

Art Collection

Enjoy a guided tour of the private art collection on display at Ellerman House to view the work of highly acclaimed artists from the likes of Thomas Bowler, Lionel Smith, William Kentridge and many, many more.

Dining at Ellerman House

At Ellerman House, every day offers opportunities to experience delicious Cape-infused cuisine. Inspired by traditional Cape Malay dishes, the menus on offer at this grand hotel are simply delectable.

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