Entirely separate from Ellerman House yet on the same property, two exclusive-use, privately staffed villas offer all the benefits of being attached to a small hotel with the advantage of complete privacy and flexibility and are perfectly suited to families or friends. Built on multiple levels with en suite bedrooms, spacious entertainment and relaxation areas, and private infinity pools, each villa epitomises the glamorous beach lifestyle for which Cape Town has become famous.
Ellerman House sits perched on the slopes of Lion’s Head in the prestigious Bantry Bay residential area in Cape Town. The elegant Cape Edwardian mansion was once the home of the shipping magnates, Sir John and Lady Ellerman and is known for having one of the most beautiful ocean views in South Africa. Ellerman House is situated just 10 minutes from the heart of Cape Town and the one-and-a-half acre property, now privately owned, stands as an iconic showcase of South Africa’s finest hospitality, cuisine, art, wine and leisure.
The Ellerman House Spa is a natural extension of the property’s commitment to quality and personalised service. Situated on the ground floor of Villa One, it is approached through a garden with tranquil water features, lush indigenous plants and ocean views. A small, highly experienced team of therapists offers a carefully considered menu of skin care therapy and body treatments designed for relaxation, rejuvenation and self-improvement. Everything is designed to soothe the senses while the body and mind are coaxed into balance.
ine art is the soul of Ellerman House and the collection that line the walls is what sets us apart form other boutique hotels in South Africa. The art works span over two centuries, from the works of the famous Thomas Bowler showcasing Cape Town in the 1800s to contemporary works from artists such as Lionel Smith and William Kentridge.
As guests enjoy views of the Atlantic, Chef Veronica delights with her vibrant recipes, highlighted by Cape Malay spices and Farmers’ Market organic fruit and vegetables. The menu items change daily, but stay focused on modern European-style dishes. Chef Veronica employs a ‘farm-to-fork’ philosophy that emphasises using only the freshest local ingredients. A master of the unexpected, her creativity pushes the boundaries of taste, while remaining true to the heart of gourmet cuisine. Guests are welcome to make special requests beyond the daily à la carte options, and a 24-hour guest pantry is stocked with homemade fare.
Ellerman House ArtAngels is a charity auction held in Cape Town each year for the benefit of the Click Foundation and their implementation partners. At each event there’s a limited auction of fine art pieces – kindly donated by some of South Africa’s leading artists – plus raffle draws, prizes, food, wine and music.
The staff at our full-service Concierge Desk are dedicated to managing any needs and enquiries you may have throughout your stay. Staff members are available to provide directions, local information, manage reservations, schedule spa treatments, accommodate special requests – and everything in between.