Ellerman House pride themselves on showcasing the very best of South Africa, from our heartfelt hospitality to our immense art and wine collections to our lush gardens, stylish interiors and incredible views.
Ellerman House is a Relais & Chateaux property. Celebrating over 25 years of excellence, Ellerman House encapsulates the grandeur of a bygone era while embracing all modern life’s creature comforts. With only 13 individually-styled bedrooms, attention to detail and personalised service reigns supreme.
Ellerman House sets the benchmark in service excellence, luxury and refined living in Cape Town while giving visitors the feeling of a welcoming home space. In fact, you may never want to leave. We have 13 individually-styled rooms, each with their own personality. No matter which room you choose, you are promised a perfect night’s rest.
- Classic House Room
- Superior House Room
- Deluxe Spa Room
- Deluxe House Room
- Ellerman House Suites
On the slopes of Lions Head with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Ellerman House Villas epitomise the glamorous beach lifestyle Cape Town is famous for. Exclusive and privately staffed, each villa offers all the benefits of hotel living with the advantage of complete privacy and flexibility, perfect for multigenerational families or groups of friends. Built on multiple levels, each villa offers spacious entertainment and relaxation areas, numerous en-suite bedrooms and a private infinity pool with the best views Cape Town has to offer.
You may never want to leave the villa and we wouldn’t blame you. However, if you do want to do some exploring, we have a variety of activities available for you on and off property. At Ellerman House, we can provide you with an unforgettable experience at our very own wine gallery, our private art gallery or of course, the spa. With all of that you may find yourself wanting to stay at Ellerman for the duration of your stay in Cape Town. We would encourage enjoying our villas for at least a full day. But as you are in Cape Town though, why not also explore the rest of the city?
We have a variety of experiences that are exclusive to guests of Ellerman House. Our concierge team can arrange something that you will never forget. After you have enjoyed your curated experience, you will have our luxury Cape Town villas to come home to with a dinner made for you by the villa’s private staff. Feel the word private is a repeat in the last sentence?
Extraordinary attention to detail defines the dining experience at Ellerman House. Integral to our philosophy of sharing the best of South Africa is our cuisine, which showcases our rich local food heritage with international flair. Every plate is bursting with flavour, beauty and creativity.
Talented Executive Chef Rudolph Blaauw is guided by Culinary Director Peter Tempelhoff, a celebrated member of Relais & Châteaux’s World Culinary Council and a chef with over 20 years of experience in Michelin-starred Relais & Châteaux restaurants across the culinary capitals of the world.
The Ultimate Dining Experience.
The cuisine at Ellerman House works in symphony with our art and fine wine, creating an extraordinary experience for even the most discerning traveller. Vibrant recipes that reflect the best of local and seasonal flavours will delight taste buds and astound the senses.
The restaurant at Ellerman House is so much more than a hotel dining room. “It’s a fully-fledged restaurant experience in an exclusive, family-owned hotel setting,” explains Rudolph Blaauw, Executive Chef.
Facilities & Amenities
Situated on the lower level of the Ellerman House Villa, the Ellerman House Spa is an opportunity to experience true relaxation and well-being while rejuvenating body and mind. The facility includes three single treatment rooms and one double treatment room, plus a sensation shower, sauna, and steam room. Our therapists draw on healing and beauty techniques from around the globe.
The Pantry is your guilty pleasure. Fresh, homemade treats are prepared daily. Perfect for a light snack between meals or ideal for supplies whilst out for the day.
Secluded in the lush gardens near the swimming pool, the Ellerman House fitness facilities offer a fully equipped gym for guests wanting to maintain fitness during their stay. With its state-of-the-art equipment, sauna and change rooms, guests can enjoy an energising workout while taking in a signature view of the Atlantic.
Technogym Excite equipment includes free weights and benches, treadmill, stationary bicycle, rowing machine, elliptical trainer, medicine balls and exercise mats. As always, our staff are available to familiarise guests with the facility and offer assistance when needed.
Located on the lower terrace of the hotel, our lap pool is heated to a temperature between 19 and 24 degrees Celsius. This pool is perfect for guests who enjoy a swim as part of their workout, while enjoying great views across the Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively soak up the rays and relax beside the pool in our loungers with a good book.
We created a calm, contemporary space for friends to gather at the end of the day and chat about the incredible adventure they find themselves on. A space for the classic raconteur to wax lyrical about his or her African escapades. A space to say goodnight to another glorious day in the motherland while watching the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean. This is BAR ROC.
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