For some guests, checking into Ellerman House involves going nowhere and doing nothing more adventurous or strenuous than booking a few spa treatments, lazing next to the pool with a compelling book, or relaxing in front of a roaring fire with a special glass of wine on a winters afternoon. Part of the attraction of being a guest in a small hotel is the luxury of space it affords, the lack of rules, freedom from routine, and the numerous home-from-home comforts at hand.
Having privileged access to the owners extensive South African art collection, including valuable paintings and sculptures, is a highlight. The collection spans original works from the turn of the last century to current contemporary art, a separate collection which is displayed in the Ellerman House Contemporary Art Gallery.
The Ellerman House Spa is a tranquil, nurturing environment dedicated to the rejuvenation of body, mind and soul. It specialises in cuttingedge massage techniques, anti-ageing beauty treatments and hydrotherapy. Integral to Ellerman House’s emphasis on sharing the best of what South Africa has to offer is its approach to gourmet food and fine wine. From the kitchen comes exceptional cuisine that reflects the best of local and seasonal flavours with superior provenance. Artfully plated generous plates, from a daily evolving menu of modern classics, are complemented by a vast collection of vintage South African wines. A resident sommelier offers private tastings, wine pairing recommendations, and tips on discovering the best of the Capes wine estates. The Ellerman House Wine Gallery, a spectacular cellar for a 7500-bottle wine collection, offers an interactive, experiential journey into the world of wine.
BAR ROC is the newly renovated bar at Ellerman House. Suitable for the classic raconteur to wax lyrical about his or her African escapades while enjoying a craft drink designed by the bar tenders. A space to say goodnight to another glorious day in the motherland while watching the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean.
From the very best of local design and art to cuisine, wine and hospitality, Ellerman House strives to offer a world-class guest experience that remains authentically South African.
- Bantry Bay, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island;
- 10 minute drive to the city center or V&A Waterfront
- 5 minute walk to Clifton beaches
- 1.5 acres of private property
- It is about 30 min. drive from Cape Town International Airport (CPT).
Seasonal South African Cuisine
Extraordinary attention to detail defines the dining experience at Ellerman House and Grant Daniels brings his classically inspired style, with a nod to his Cape Malay roots, to all our guests.
Growing up on the Cape Flats just outside of Cape Town, Grant’s passion for cooking was sparked by spending time in the kitchen with his mother while she prepared traditional Cape Malay dishes for Sunday lunch.
From the perfect Eggs Benedic...
A relaxed, contemporary space for friends to gather at the end of the day and chat about the incredible adventure they find themselves on. A space for the classic raconteur to wax lyrical about his or her African escapades. A space to say goodnight to another glorious day while watching the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean. This is BAR ROC.
Award-winning in every drop, with a decade of Diners Club Diamond status awards under it’s belt. Wines from the cellar are only made available on the hotel’s wine list once they have been optimally aged and are deemed ready for enjoyment at peak maturity.
Many of these fine wines are also available by the glass without compromising on quality, thanks to the Le Verre de Vin preservation system. The depth of the wine list allows guests to try verticals of vintages whereby the same wine can be sampled over various release...
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.
With three single treatment rooms and one double room designed for couples, the spa specialises in cutting-edge massage techniques and anti-ageing beauty rituals drawing on the wisdom and re...
- Children over 14 years of age are welcome at Ellerman House & Villa Two.
- Children of all ages are welcome at Villa One.
Art is the wistful soul of Ellerman House. The unrivalled South African art collection has been meticulously collected and curated to tell the diverse story of our nation.
The works span over two centuries, from Thomas Bowler commemorating Cape Town in the 1800s to more recent pieces from artists such as William Kentridge and his striking social commentary work in our Contemporary Art Gallery.
The in-house art guide is available to tour guests through South Africa's most important art collecti...
Shades of warm grey and charcoal complement this warm and intimate space with a distinct feel. This room has no terrace and no ocean view.
Size: 30 square meters (323 square feet)
Sun-filled and inviting, this room features some of the best ocean views through the large bay windows. This room has no terrace.
Size: 30 square meters (323 square feet)
Snuggly adjacent to the Ellerman House Spa, the Deluxe Spa Rooms have a front row seat to the serene infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The two rooms feature double sliding wooden doors that open to a shared pool and deck (the pool and deck are only available to these 2 rooms).
Size: 37 square meters (398 square feet)
These spacious rooms are a traveller’s paradise with two sets of double doors opening up to a private terrace overlooking the indigenous garden. Each room is uniquely decorated and have spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean from the private terrace.
Size: 44 square meters (474 square feet)
Each Ellerman House Suite has a spectacular ocean view, private terrace and a separate lounge and dining area. These large rooms are the epitome of luxury and comfort showcasing prized paintings and sculptures by South African artists.
Size: 102.5 square meters (1103 square feet)
Multistorey villa. Spacious, contemporary architectural design. Includes a private lounge, entertainment room, dining room, kitchen, library, study, elevator and private deck and pool. 3 or 5 bedroom option available.
Size: 696 square meters (7492 square feet)
Multistorey, spacious, ultra-modern three-bedroom villa. Includes a private deck and pool, open plan living with dining room, kitchen and private cinema.
Size: 432 square meters (4650 square feet)
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