Ellerman House is a spectacular landmark in the premier Cape Town suburb of Bantry Bay, with unparalleled views over the Atlantic Ocean out to Robben Island.
It is an excellent base to enjoy Cape Town's attractions and nearby beaches, and when you've finished exploring, take time out to relax in Ellerman House's sumptuous rooms and gardens, enjoying a vast collection of vintage wines, outstanding cuisine, a high-quality South African art collection and a pampering spa.
Once a stately residence, the hotel has been meticulously restored to its former 20th Century splendour and now has every modern convenience for the discerning guest.
The hotel is within walking distance of the famous Clifton Beaches and just 10 minutes drive from the Waterfront area.
A highlight of Ellerman House is the owner’s extensive South African art collection spanning original works from the turn of the last century to current contemporary art, a separate collection of which is displayed in the Ellerman House Contemporary Art Gallery.
The charm of Ellerman House lies in its originality. Eleven elegant rooms are individually designed and allow guests to relax in luxurious surroundings. All rooms are en-suite and spacious, and original art from the hotel's private collection hangs on the walls, blending seemlessly with modern guest conveniences such as flatscreen satellite TV, under floor heating, air conditioning, internet connections and a complimentary minibar.
In addition, there are 2 luxury suites and 2 ultra modern luxury villas. Villa One incorporates the tranquil Ellerman House Spa, which specialises in cutting-edge massage techniques, anti-ageing beauty treatments and hydrotherapy. Villa Two is built above the Ellerman House Wine Gallery, which is not only a spectacular cellar for the hotel’s 7500 bottle wine collection but offers an interactive, experiential journey into the world of wine.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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Breakfast; airport transfers; a laundry service; spirits, beers and stocked in-room bar with sherry and brandy; and tea/coffee are included.
Children aged 14 years and older are welcome. Adult rates apply.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Ellerman House can be included in you own dream holiday.
Three Countries in 12 Nights
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Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe
Destination: Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
This 12 night trip really is one of the most premier experiences you can hope for. Taking in the magnificent Victoria Falls and enjoying the solitude of staying in a private concession within the Zambezi National Park, then staying in Botswana's first and only Relais & Chateaux property overlooking the crystal blue waters of a lagoon, flying to the very heart of the Okavango Delta, surrounded by palm-dotted islands, flood plains and woodland, and ending in the beautiful city of Cape Town, this is a holiday of outstanding quality from start to finish.
This is a 12 night itinerary including Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe, Selinda, Okavango Delta and Cape Town.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Ellerman House Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Cape Town International Airport: As you leave the airport area you will come to a traffic light and a BP garage. Travel straight, remaining in the right hand lane. The road forks to the right before the bridge. This will feed you onto the N2 Highway, direction Cape Town. Follow signs to Cape Town City. You will pass Groote Schuur hospital on your right and keep to the right as the road forks.
Take the Strand Street off ramp and travel through the city on Strand Street, which will become High Level as it travels uphill away from the City. At the end of the road turn right into Avenue Fresnaye and second left into Kloof Road. Ellerman House is at number 180 Kloof Road on the right hand side, opposite number 107, before the amber flashing light.
Directions from N1: Follow signs to Cape Town City. You will pass Cape Town Convention Center on your left. Pass 3 traffic lights heading up Buitengracht. The first one is for the V&A Waterfront. Turn right at the Strand Street traffic light. This street will become High Level as it travels uphill away from the City.
At the end of the road turn right into Avenue Fresnaye and second left into Kloof Road. Ellerman House is at number 180 Kloof Road on the right hand side, opposite number 107, before the amber flashing light.
General Information For Guests
All rooms have air conditioning, a balcony/deck, complimentary Wi-Fi, a hair dryer, mini bar, safe, tea/coffee making facilities, and satellite/cable TV.
The main guest areas include a library, pool, spa, bar/restaurant, and a TV room.
There is secure parking.
Clifton’s sheltered beaches are within walking distance. Local attractions, such as the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and world-class shopping are just 10 minutes by car.
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.
A small, well-equipped fitness centre with its own sauna and change rooms is located beneath the main house for those who want to maintain a workout regime while away. There is also an outdoor, heated lap pool tucked away on a private terrace. Up-to-date apparatus set the scene for an invigorating workout with a view. Equipment includes free weights and a bench, treadmill, stationary bicycle, full-body toning machine, stability balls, weighted medicine balls and exercise mats.
The Ellerman House Spa is a tranquil, nurturing environment dedicated to the rejuvenation of body, mind and soul. It specialises in cutting-edge massage techniques, anti-ageing beauty treatments and hydrotherapy.
The Ellerman House Wine Gallery, a spectacular cellar for a 7,500 bottle wine collection, offers an interactive, experiential journey into the world of wine. A resident sommelier offers private tastings, wine pairing recommendations, and tips on discovering the best of the Capes wine estates.
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