Ellerman House

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Ellerman House, Cape Town is luxury boutique hotel nestled on the slopes of Signal Hill with majestic views of the V&A Waterfront, the ocean.

Discerning guests find exclusive accommodation and facilities at the five stars Ellerman House in Cape Town, South Africa, who like to indulge in the finer pleasures of life.

Comfortable lounge areas, garden terraces, an outdoor swimming pool, luxurious accommodation and a spa make it one of the most exclusive hotels worldwide. The unique attributes that make this one of the very best hotels are due in large to its endless sea views combined top-notch food and service ensuring your holiday is a memorable one.

Being a historical landmark located on Kloof Road, local and international guests are welcome to indulge in the more delicate pleasures of life here.

The architecture of this unique building has been maintained while adding excellent service, attentive hospitality, and luxurious Ellerman facilities. Guests can dine in the hotel's elegant restaurant where acclaimed international chefs provide a delicious gourmet dining experience.

The hotel features a unique art collection as well as a great variety of South Africa's finest vintage wines. This property is a member hotel of the "Relais & Chateaux" international hotel group. The signature characteristics of "Relais & Chateaux" hotels are 'charm, cuisine, character, courtesy and calm', all of which can be encountered during a stay at this luxurious destination.

Services include the gourmet restaurant, the large outdoor heated swimming pool, the unique art collection that consists of valuable paintings, the selection of beautiful South African vintage wines. The garden terrace with its breathtaking ocean views, the bar, gym, sauna that is complemented by the health spa, as well as in the library where there are many books and magazines.

The Ellerman Spa and Gym offer the latest equipment in a beautiful setting. As the hotel's spa facilities are reserved solely for guests of the hotel, exclusivity and privacy are guaranteed. Guests choose from a broad range of relaxing beauty and spa treatments. Whether guests wish to indulge in a day of pampering in ultra-modern surroundings or enjoy a revitalising workout, the Spa & Gym energises the body and offers thoroughly deserved relaxation. Complete with three spa treatment rooms, a steam room, large sauna and an infinity pool.

The hotel sets itself apart from other excellent hotels in South Africa by it's Art collection. The sizeable contemporary gallery that provides guests with a glimpse of the outstanding talents of contemporary South African artists complements those of the Masters in the main building.

The Independent newspaper recognised it in an article titled "The Big Six: Hotels with Art Collections." Cape Town Ellerman House took its place alongside other legendary hotels, including The Ritz-Carlton in Singapore, the Gramercy Park Hotel, the St James's Club and Hotel in London, The Cullen in Melbourne and La Colombe d'Or Hotel in the Provence, France.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Bar Fridges in Room
  • Butler service
  • DVD player
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Internet Access
  • Local and International Newspapers
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Underfloor Heating

Facilities Available at Ellerman House

  • Art gallery
  • Gym
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Nearby Casino
  • Nearby golf course
  • Nearby Gym
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Private guest library/ lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Sea Views
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Travel desk
  • Wellness centre
  • Wine cellar

More Information on Ellerman House

FAQs about Ellerman House
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Ellerman House are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

How much does a room at Ellerman House cost?
The average rate for a night's stay at Ellerman House is R12,380.00 to R99,960.00.
Where is Ellerman House located?
The address of Ellerman House is: 180 Kloof Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, 8005.

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Ellerman House & Tswalu Kalahari 6 night Package

Ellerman House & Tswalu Kalahari

From the most representative South African art collection in existence at Ellerman House, to the newly renovated Motse camp at Tswalu, we invite your guests to an experience that includes Cape Town’s most exclusive address, with the exuberant, soulful beauty of the southern Kalahari.

From the 1st July to 30th November 2019 and 1st April - 30th November 2020, Ellerman House and Tswalu are offering guests the opportunity to enjoy 3 memorable nights at each property and only pay for 4.


• 3 nights at Ellerman House (Deluxe room category or higher) and only pay for 2

• 3 Nights at Tswalu Kalahari (The Motse) and only pay for 2

Contact our reservations team now for a quote on this special package.

Included in the rate:

3 nights at Ellerman House:

TRANSFERS. Whether you are coming or going, we have got you covered. All arrival and departure transfers from Cape Town International Airport and closer. Oh yes, you can also stay connected with our on-board WIFI.
BREAKFAST. Best eggs benedict in town, homemade jams and preserves, our pastry chef’s worldfamous Granola and more – every morning.
DRINKS. Any drink that you could lay your lips on. Top shelf spirits to virgin mojitos. Except for our wine and Champagne – that’s too special to give away.  WINE TASTING. We lied about the wine, you get a few sips here – every afternoon, with our sommelier. Careful, you might learn something.
MINI BAR. Nothing ‘mini’ about this bar. Snacks for Africa and full bottles of craft spirits for your enjoyment.
PANTRY. Sugar shack, naughty corner, pantry – call it what you want, this is where diets go to die – open 24hrs.
ROOM SERVICE. You still pay for the meal, but none of those pesky tray charges will be added.  
SUNSET EXPERIENCE. Cocktails and canapés and a South African craft gin trolley to die for. All on the middle terrace, every single sunset.
SNACK PACKS. Feeling a little hungry while out on a hike? Tuck into your snack pack, to boost your energy and get you over that finish line.  
LAUNDRY. All those dirty clothes from your safari? You can expect them back in your room within 24hrs, wrapped up like a present.  
SHOE CLEANING. ‘There’s an awful lot you can tell about a person by their shoes’ – Forrest Gump. We agree, Forrest, we agree.
INTERNET. It’s free, it’s fast and there are no strings attached.
GYM & SPA. You’re on holiday, so we honestly don’t know what you are doing in the gym, but if you must, everything you need will be available. Spa facilities range from steam room, sauna, sensation shower and relaxation area perfect for re-aligning your chakras.   
SECURITY. The French Foreign Legion has nothing on this team.
PARKING. Off-street and secure – watched by security guard and CCTV.
TELEPHONE CALLS. If it’s local, then it’s on us.  ART TOURS. The extensive Ellerman House Art Collection, as presented by our very own in-house art guide.
ZEITZ MOCAA ENTRY. Take to the streets and exercise your new-found art knowledge at Africa’s leading contemporary art museum, open daily except Tuesdays.  
LOCAL TALENTS. Live music by local musicians, performed weekly as the sun sets. Partner up with the complimentary sunset cocktails and canapés to end another perfect day in paradise.
PRIVATE CHEF. You heard right, our Private Villas come with a private chef.
FAMILY. A team that loves you more than your own parents.

3 nights at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve:

• Private game viewing vehicle with a dedicated guide and tracker for all bookings • Walking safaris • Nature walks, including traditional plant use interpretation • Habituated meerkats • Horse riding and bird watching • Some of the oldest bushman rock engravings in Africa • A visit to our community clinic and pre-school • The Tswalu Foundation research projects • Involvement in all wildlife project work currently on the property • Accommodation • All meals including a variety of dining experiences from boma dinners to dune picnics • All beverages and full selection from our award-winning wine-list • In-suite tea and coffee making facilities • In-suite private bar and gourmet pantry • Laundry and valet services • Wireless internet access and National telephone calls • Children's Junior Ranger programme and baby-sitting

Excluded from the rate:

  • Transfers between the properties
  • All items not mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • (1) Book a six night combination at Tswalu and Ellerman House (Deluxe room category or higher – 3 nights at each property (consecutively)
  • (2) All standard inclusions apply to both properties
  • (3) Valid for new reservations and cannot be applied to existing bookings. Please quote promotion at time of booking
  • (4) Properties reserve the right to limit number of rooms available and/or discontinue when deemed necessary
  • (5) Cannot be combined with other Ellerman House or Tswalu promotions.
  • Valid 1st July to 30th November 2019 and 1st April - 30th November 2020 for 3 nights at each property.