Ellerman House

Cape Town

Once the stately home of Sir John and Lady Ellerman, distinguished shipping magnates and investors, Ellerman House sits perched on the slopes of Lion’s Head in the prestigious Bantry Bay residential area. This elegant Cape Edwardian mansion is known for having one of the most spectacular ocean views in South Africa. Just ten minutes from the heart of Cape Town, the one-and-a-half acre property features a panorama of Atlantic coastline that includes the infamous Robben Island. Now privately owned, Ellerman House stands as an iconic showcase of South Africa’s finest lodging, cuisine, wine, and leisure. With shaded verandas, tiered gardens, beautiful interiors, and a celebrated art collection, guests from all over the world love the combination of luxury and service this serene getaway offers. At Ellerman House, no two rooms or suites are alike. The 11 guest rooms and two suites vary in size, and are individually decorated and impeccably furnished in a sophisticated style. Original paintings and sculptures add to the luxurious, home-from-home ambience. Standard amenities include superior-quality beds and the finest bed linens, underfloor heating, air-conditioning, satellite flat screen TVs, a complimentary mini bar and complimentary wireless internet access. The en suite bathrooms have heated towel rails, thick and fluffy bath sheets and deluxe toiletries.

Reasons we love Ellerman House

  • Situated in Bantry Bay, one of the most beautiful and sophisticated parts of Cape Town
  • The estate pays tribute to South African culture, with two centuries of local art spread throughout the house.
  • A stunning Edwardian mansion, set in a jaw-dropping cliffside location overlooking the sea



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