Ellerman House’s reputation precedes itself, and this is the place to be in Cape Town. The Edwardian mansion overlooks the South Atlantic Ocean, offering spectacular views in an unrivalled location. Just half an hour from the airport and you’re in the exclusive Bantry Bay, home to this stunning hotel. With just thirteen bedrooms and two private villas, you can be sure of a superb level of service.
Ellerman House is not just a hotel; it is an experience from the second you arrive to the moment you leave. Surrounded by the country’s most sought-after real estate, you could be mistaken in thinking that you’re staying in a lavish private house rather than a hotel.
There is an enviable collection of art on show around the house too that would rival any of the best art museums and galleries. Speak to the concierge team and they will be only too pleased to organise a tour with Talita, the hotel’s art guide.
Each room in the hotel is designed differently with one common theme - art and antiques. These are mixed together to give an elegant feel to each space. A stunning combination of textiles, colours and timber are brought together in a remarkably contemporary finish.
The Ellerman House concierge team don’t just offer you the usual days out. They really do go that extra mile, designing a bespoke itinerary tailored to exactly what you want to see and do. With a magnificent portfolio of experiences, there is something for everyone. Experience the stunning Benguela Diamond Safari, exclusive to Ellerman House guests, or immerse yourselves in the remarkable White Desert experience – a flight to Antarctica for 24 hours you will remember forever.
The food here is stunning, with sumptuous breakfasts, lush lunches and mouth-wateringly beautiful dinners. The chefs are more than happy to discuss interests and needs to produce bespoke dining experiences.
Included in your package is access to a wonderful 24-hour pantry, a selection of gorgeous snacks and nibbles for when the mood takes you.
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