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Ellerman House

Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

Ellerman House is situated in Bantry Bay, one of the smartest areas of Cape Town, with sweeping views of Cape Town and out to sea. The hotel has 11 elegant suites, two which overlook the wonderful garden. It is one of the most opulent hotels in Cape Town.

Limited availability over Christmas

For stays over Christmas, flights and accommodation in Cape Town get booked up a long time in advance. Book now for Christmas 2019 and benefit from early bird rates and good availability.

At a Glance

  • Incredible views over Bantry Bay

  • Exquisite meals as well as a 24hour fully stocked snack room

  • Fantastic spa and infinity pool

  • Beautiful gardens and manicured lawns

  • Nothing less than luxury at every turn

Spa & health, Culture, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Treat yourself to a glass of bubbly along with your afternoon tea on the veranda - the views are to die for!

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

Visit the kitchen for a pre-dinner chat with the chef and hear all about the delicious treats in store for the evening.

Camilla Whitworth

Insider's View

Spend a day just relaxing on the lawns by the pool, the most stunning location to do just that in the whole of Cape Town.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Ellerman House is home to probably the best villa in cape town. The private deck and pool are breathtaking.

Dominic Atterton

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Hungry guests can visit the guest larder and fill their pockets with everything from fudge to marshmallows – perfect for midnight feasts!

Anna Hearn

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Ellerman has 7500 bottles of south African wine in the cellar – just about enough for a good party!

Anna Hearn

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Design your own mini-bar – and it will be placed in your room before you arrive

Anna Hearn

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The private art collection is absolutely stunning and has some totally unique pieces. Talk to the in-house art dealer for advise on where to find similar pieces.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Every afternoon there is wine tasting offered at 3.30pm

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

The art on display at Ellerman House is all South African bar one British born artist - very impressive!

Amber Hopkins

Insider's View

South African whisky, brandy and gin are complimentary in each room and well worth enjoying whilst sat on your balcony overlooking Bantry Bay.

Amber Hopkins


Ellerman House is a historical landmark situated on quite the most spectacular site on Kloof Road in the premier Cape Town suburb of Bantry Bay. It is within walking distance of the famous Clifton Beach, 10 minutes from the center of Cape Town and the bustling Waterfront and a mere 45 minutes from the heart of the winelands. It is the perfect springboard from which to discover the cape’s many and varied attractions: sun drenched beaches, world class restaurants, majestic Table Mountain, spectacular scenic drives and golf courses.

All eleven rooms are individually decorated and there is an incredible collection of the owners artwork on the walls of the hotel. There are the nine luxurious rooms and also two more spacious suites which have adjoining sitting rooms.

Ellerman House Spa and Gym offers the latest equipment in an unrivalled setting of beauty and splendour. Reserved solely for guests of Ellerman House or Villa, privacy and exclusivity are completely guaranteed. Whether you want to indulge in a day of pampering in ultra-modern surroundings, or enjoy a revitalising workout, the Ellerman House Spa & Gym will invigorate your senses.

Ellerman House will be the first to recommend superb restaurants in the area and the must see's and do's of the city. The service at Ellerman House is impeccable.


Ellerman House has nine luxurious rooms and two spacious suites with adjoining lounges. Each room is lavish, en-suite and houses original South African art.

The rooms all have flat-screen satellite TV, under-floor heating, air conditioning, internet connectivity and a complimentary room bar as well as delicious home-made treats. All but two have magnificent views over the glittering Atlantic Ocean and world famous Robben Island. Each room is slightly different in either its lay-out or interior decor, yet all combine a classic style with modern touches.


Only children over the age of 14 are welcome to stay at Ellerman House.


The hotel has a stunning infinity swimming pool, with sea views and the Ellerman House Spa and Gym offers the latest equipment in an unrivalled setting of beauty and splendour. Reserved solely for guests of Ellerman House or Villa, privacy and exclusivity are completely guaranteed. Choose from a wide range of relaxing and beautifying treatments in luxurious surroundings. There is also a private art gallery featuring the best of South Africa contemporary art.

The fabulous concierge service is on hand to tailor an activity itinerary to suit each individual guest. They will suggest options and assist with booking your preferred activity.


Ellerman House has the scope of Cape Town on its doorstep and the experienced Concierge Service is a fantastic aid in deciding which of the many activities and excursions to enjoy. From the beaches with water sports options to golf or hiking up Table mountain, museums, top restaurants and the winelands to explore - there will be something for all guests to enjoy.

Location & Directions

Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

Ellerman House boasts spectacular views over the Atlantic ocean, in Cape Town's elite suburb of Bantry Bay, just 10 minutes from the center and Clifton beaches. Most of Cape Town's prime sightseeing attractions are in close proximity to Ellerman House. Robben Island can be seen from the terrace; the Cape's winelands are approximately thirty minutes away; and South Africa's finest beaches (Clifton and Camps Bay ) are around the corner.

When to go

Year-round destination. The summers are generally warm and dry, while winters tend to be wet and cool, the rains brought on by fierce north westerly gales. Neither season experiences extremes of temperature, thanks to prevailing winds. Summer (Nov-Mar) is the hottest with temperatures 20-40°C. Mid season (Apr, May, Sep, Oct) temps between 10-30°C. Winter (from June- Aug) is the low season with temps 0-25°C.

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