Ellerman House

Experience the very best that South Africa has to offer when visiting Ellerman House. Surround yourself with national treasures, exceptional flavors, uninterrupted views and a refined atmosphere with sincere hospitality. With only 13 bedrooms and 2 private contemporary villas, Ellerman House excel at offering guests an intuitive and understated level of service.

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 flavors with superior provenance.  The Ellerman House Wine Gallery, a spectacular cellar for a 9500-bottle wine collection, offers an interactive, experiential journey into the world of wine

The Ellerman House Spa is a tranquil, nurturing environment dedicated to the rejuvenation of body, mind and soul. It specializes in cutting-edge massage techniques and anti-aging beauty treatments. Having privileged access to the owners extensive South African art collection, including valuable paintings and sculptures, is a highlight. The Art 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. Celebrate a nation by living in a home that exemplifies a country. Taste and embrace a culture. Allow yourself to be hosted by a family and tended by the best. An oasis in the heart of the mother city.

Classic House Room

(1 ROOM)

The spacious Classic Room is en-suite and includes satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. The average room size is 30 square metres (323 square feet).

Superior House Room

(1 ROOM)

Featuring a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean. These rooms are all en-suite and include satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. The average room size is 30 square metres (323 square feet).

Deluxe Spa Room


Situated in the Ellerman House Spa, the Deluxe Spa Rooms have a front row seat to the serene pool. The two rooms feature double sliding wooden doors that open to a shared pool and deck (the pool and deck are only available tothese 2 rooms).

Size: 37 square meters / 398 square feet

Deluxe House Room


Featuring breathtaking ocean views and a private terrace, these rooms are all en-suite and include satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. The average room size is 44 square metres (474 square feet).

Ellerman House Suite


Featuring ocean views, terrace, lounge and dining area. All suites are en-suite and include satellite TV, air conditioning, wireless internet, heated floors, and a complimentary minibar. The average room size is 102.5 square metres (1103 square feet).

Ellerman House Wine Gallery

Wine is taken very seriously at Ellerman House, and the hotel’s 9000-strong collection of South African wines represent both established and emerging labels from the Western Cape’s world-renowned wine regions. Many of the wines in the collection are rare or special releases augmented by sought-after vintages bought on auction. 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 releases. Integrating outstanding contemporary architecture with breath taking sculptural elements and cutting-edge design, the Ellerman House Wine Gallery is not only a showcase for this extensive, award-winning wine collection but offers guests a unique, interactive journey into the world of wine. It aims to bring to life South Africa’s 350-year old heritage of winemaking, providing an environment for tasting and learning about local wines as intriguing and inspiring as the wine itself. Sophisticated storage is provided in state-of-the-art wine racks and separate, temperature-controlled maturation cellars for white and red wines. The gallery incorporates an interactive multi-media wine library and Brandy Tasting Lounge.There is also a Champagne Cellar, stocked exclusively with rare and special vintages of Dom Pérignon.

Ellerman House Art

The Ellerman House art collection takes visitors to this fine hotel on a journey that explores the huge social and cultural shift that South African art has made from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. The art in this collection tells of the character of our land and the expression of our unique South African experience. From the time of the early pictorial historians of the midnineteenth century, such as Thomas Bowler, you acknowledge that this country has a flavour of its own – an essential nature that distinguishes it from other places. Communities in South Africa were extremely physically and culturally isolated from international centres of artistic innovation in the early 20th Century - a time before instantaneous globalisation of today. The Ellerman House collection traces the progress of pioneering work done in the 1930s by a generation of artists, such as Gregoire Boonzaaier, Maggie Laubser and Irma Stern, who were members of The New Group. Progressive identification by artists, such as Walter Battiss and Alexis Preller, with the essential nature of the land and its people - its Africanism, further reinforced the unique qualities of this land. The emergence of black pioneering artist like Gerard Sekoto and George Pemba began a process of cultural integration of the country’s ethnic communities into a unified South African art. In the Ellerman House Contemporary Gallery, an eclectic, outspoken and energetic generation of current artists such as Benon Lutaaya, Heidi Fourie & Blessing Ngobeni are pushing the boundaries of the ordinary in order to create work that explores relevant issues in post-modern South African society. The Collection records the spirit of the times and the development of art and culture in South Africa. Most of the almost 1000 artworks are exhibited as part of the unique artistic experience that guests can enjoy at the Ellerman House.

Ellerman House Spa

For the exclusive use of hotel and villa guests, the Ellerman House Spa is a natural extension of the property’s commitment to quality and personalized service. Situated on the ground-floor of Villa One, it is approached through a garden with tranquil water features and lush indigenous plants. A small, highly experienced team of therapists offer a carefully considered menu of beauty 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-aging beauty rituals drawing on the wisdom and restorative, healing techniques of different cultures from around the world. In addition, there is a sensation shower, sauna and steam room for hydrotherapy.

Specialized massage techniques on offer include traditional Japanese body work, Bellabaci, aromatherapy, lymph drainage, and deep-tissue massage.

Ellerman House Gym

Small, well-equipped fitness centre with it’s own sauna and change rooms is located beneath the main house for those who want to maintain a workout regime while traveling. 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.

Ellerman House Library

The Ellerman House Library offers guests a collection of fiction and nonfiction titles, plus magazines from around the world. Our guests love to sit and read books in the morning, or enjoy an after-dinner drink by the fireplace. For convenience, a nearby computer and printer are connected to the network and available for complimentary guest use.

Ellerman House Cuisine

The culinary experience at Ellerman House is an expression of our deep love for South Africa. The country’s colourful history and rich cultural heritage provide inspiration for Head Chef Kieran Whyte and his team, who bring our local flavors to life with contemporary flair.

Every plate is a showcase of our passion, bursting with color and creativity and assembled with extraordinary attention to detail. The use of fresh seasonal produce grown in and around the city is complemented by indigenous ingredients, a splash of imagination and a sprinkle of global influence, which together create the most exceptional fine dining experience in Cape Town.

Ellerman House Pantry

Head Chef Kieran Whyte and his team delight in putting together all manner of tasty treats and savoury snacks for our 24-hour Guest Pantry. Prepared fresh daily, the shelves are stocked with homemade cakes, cookies and other confections, as well as jars of favorite South African candies. The more restrained among you can enjoy lighter options such as date balls, fresh seasonal fruit and a selection of sugar- and gluten-free baked goods.

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