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What we love

This stunning seafront hotel is simply astonishing; the epitome of the WOW factor. Displaying a beautiful modern twist on this once stately home, the intricate detailing throughout adds to the luxury and grandeur of this already extremely sought after and private resort.

Ellerman House, Cape Town

11 Rooms & Suites

Setting the scene

Poised on the top of the Lions Head, it's widely acknowledged that Ellerman House boasts the best ocean views to be had in South Africa. We adore the elegance, regal yet contemporary feel that's been created here. Their 2 luxury villas continue this theme of utter elegance - standing separately from the main house, these lavish and discreet properties without a doubt offer the most jaw dropping views we've ever seen - cleverly designed so that every room benefits from these 180 degree ocean panoramas.


Rest assured, Ellerman House is the absolute essence of exclusivity. With just 11 rooms, 2 suites and 2 villas prepare yourself to live like a King or Queen throughout your stay at this intimate hotel. Every room profits from the glorious ocean views and they vary in size as well as the private or shared decks and terraces. The 2 villas are three-storey properties, set away from the main house and have 3 to 5 rooms accordingly.


Chef Veronica creates a vibrant, innovative and incredibly skilful menu that never fails to impress. She is passionate about maintaining an artistic flair that freely flows throughout her dishes. Insisting on using locally sourced produce and ingredients, there is no sign of compromise when it comes to the gourmets delights she dishes out on a daily basis. It goes without saying that the views remain exceptional and experience second to none. And the wine, well it's not surprising that it is a theatre of South Africa's finest.


A fully quipped gym and extensive spa is available to guests accompanied by professionals to guide you through. The heated pool offers serene relaxation; again, boasting the best views around. The old English style of the library makes it feel like a true home away from home, housing a large array of international books and magazines. We love their Guest Pantry - a slice of Victorian living with freshly baked pastries and homemade treats available throughout the day for guests to enjoy. Ellerman House is located just 10 minutes from the centre of Cape Town so choose to mix up the calm serenity of Ellerman House with the hustle & bustle of the city on your doorstep.


The villas are perfect for children; your private villa staff will cater for your every need and all children's accessories will be placed in the property ahead of your arrival. Relax in a private pool and be happy in the knowledge that the little ones are in safe surroundings. Concierge will arrange transport to and from wherever required, whether it be to further afield out of the city or the short journey into the city centre. We thoroughly recommend Ellerman House for groups and families alike.


Just a short 25 minute journey to and from the airport.



  • £530pp in low season
  • £720pp in high season
  • 3 nights bed and breakfast in a Clasic House Room

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