Ellerman House

Once the stately home of Sir John and Lady Ellerman, distinguished British shipping magnates, Ellerman House sits 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 central Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront, the one and a half acre property features a panorama of Atlantic coastline that includes the infamous Robben Island. Now privately owned, Ellerman House is a showcase for South Africa’s finest accommodation, cuisine, wine, and relaxation. The setting is unequalled for the majestic grandeur of nature with its ocean and mountain vistas. Ellerman House is a haven for guest’s looking for the standards set in world class hotels, but with the personal attention of a boutique retreat.

Ellerman House is popular with our clients on South Africa Golf Holidays based in Cape Town, that are looking for the smaller, more intimate properties away from the busy V&A Waterfront area.

Guests can relax in the private heated pool and have exclusive access to the wellness centre offering beauty and relaxation treatments and a gym. There are 2 lounges, a library and a whisky bar. There is a complimentary vehicle available to take clients to the Waterfront and restaurants around the city.

Rooms at Ellerman House
All of the 11 rooms and suites are individually decorated with a classic feel and either Ocean or Mountain views and private seating areas. Suites have individual lounge areas with spectacular views across the Bay. All rooms have large spacious en suite bathrooms and separate showers. There 2 stunning villas available for rent on the adjacent property.

Ellerman House has 2 superb restaurants which are not open to the public. However, guests may invite their friends or business associates for breakfast, lunch or dinner and if they would like something that is not on the A la Carte menu the chefs will, given notice, prepare anything the guest may request. The food will be served with fine wines from the extensive wine list.

There is a complimentary ‘pantry area’ stocked with snacks and drinks that guests may help themselves to day or night.

For our golfing clients there are a number of courses nearby, such as Steenberg, Westlake and Royal Cape that welcome visitors on South Africa golf holidays. For more information about holidays in South Africa, or staying at Ellerman House contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 to speak to our South Africa golf holiday’s team.



In our opinion: This is one of the most exclusive and genteel properties in Cape Town, but it comes with a price tag. If your budget will allow, and you don't want a large bustling hotel - we can't recommend it highly enough!

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Ellerman House Amenities

  • Bed and breakfast basis
  • Air Conditioning
  • Art Gallery
  • A la Carte restaurant
  • Bar
  • Complimentary transfers to/from the Waterfront
  • En suite with shower
  • Gym
  • Hairdryers
  • iPad in every room for guest's use

  • Lounge Area
  • Mini bar
  • Plugs
  • Private vehicle available for transfers
  • Therapy room & treatments
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Wine list
  • Wifi