General Manager

Paul Bruce-Brand

Hotel Introduction by The General Manager

Discover a world between mountain and sea. Find yourself in the lap of luxury, in a place where time behaves differently and abides by its own set of rules. 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. This is Ellerman House.


Ellerman House is the quintessential urban retreat for discerning luxury travellers wanting complete exclusivity and privacy in Cape Town. Located in Bantry Bay, it offers spectacular Atlantic Ocean views against the dramatic backdrop of Lion’s Head. Clifton’s beaches are within walking distance, while the best local attractions are 10 minutes by car.  Originally a private residence, the historic Cape Edwardian-style mansion has 13 rooms and suites, two ultra-modern villas, the tranquil Ellerman House Spa, and terraced, indigenous gardens. The Ellerman House Wine Gallery, a cellar for the hotel’s 7500-bottle collection of South African vintage wines, offers an interactive, experiential journey into the world of wine. Enhancing the entire property is the owner’s extensive collection of original South African art. Modern cuisine that reflects the best of local and seasonal flavours, excellent wine pairings, generous-hearted hospitality and tailor-made excursions add up to a world-class guest experience that remains authentically South African.

Hotel Grading: Superior Luxury

Hotel Highlights


For some guests, checking into Ellerman House involves going nowhere and doing nothing more adventurous or strenuous than booking a few spa treatments, lazing next to the pool with a compelling book, or relaxing in front of a roaring fire with a special glass of wine on a winters afternoon. Part of the attraction of being a guest in a small hotel is the luxury of space it affords, the lack of rules, freedom from routine, and the numerous home-from-home comforts at hand.



Long before arriving at Ellerman House, Cape Townʼs dramatic natural beauty has the ability to seduce even the most weary or jaded luxury travellers. Approaching the hotel from the city, first there is the impressive scale of Table Mountain to contemplate before driving up and over Kloof Nek and winding down through the Glen with tantalising glimpses of Camps Bay and the Atlantic Ocean backed by the Twelve Apostles range. Driving from Green Point, with the Cape Town Stadium as a landmark, the coastal route to Ellerman House follows the natural curves of Signal Hill and Lions Head – mountain peaks around which many of the cityʼs most desirable residential neighbourhoods have been built – with views out to see encompassing ships at anchor, sailing boats and Robben Island.

Room Types

Total Number of Rooms: 13

Suites: 2

Villas: 2

Welcome home! If home was a Edwardian estate on the dramatic slopes of Bantry Bay in Cape Town, with 11 individually decorated rooms and suites. Fall into the lap of luxury while enjoying the finest linens, master artworks, complementary in-room bar and all of modern life’s creature comforts. Where else would you would you want to wake up?

Classic House Room

Shades of warm grey and charcoal complement this warm and intimate space with a distinct feel. This room has no terrace and no ocean view.

Room Size: 30sqm

Max Capacity: 2 Adult

Superior House Room

Sun-filled and inviting, this room features some of the best ocean views through the large bay windows. This room has no terrace.

Room Size: 30sqm

Max Capacity: 2 Adult

Deluxe Spa Room

Snuggly adjacent to the Ellerman House Spa, the Deluxe Spa Rooms have a front row seat to the serene infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The two rooms feature double sliding wooden doors that open to a shared pool and deck (the pool and deck are only available to these 2 rooms).

Room Size: 37sqm

Max Capacity: 2 Adult

Deluxe House Room

These spacious rooms are a traveller’s paradise with two sets of double doors opening up to a private terrace overlooking the indigenous garden. Each room is uniquely decorated and have spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean from the private terrace.

Room Size: 44sqm

Max Capacity: 2 Adult

Ellerman House Suite

Each Ellerman House Suite has a spectacular ocean view, private terrace and a separate lounge and dining area. These large rooms are the epitome of luxury and comfort showcasing prized paintings and sculptures by South African artists.

Room Size: 103sqm

Max Capacity: 2 Adult

Ellerman House Villa One

Multistorey villa. Spacious, contemporary architectural design. Includes a private lounge, entertainment room, dining room, kitchen, library, study, elevator and private deck and pool. 3 or 5 bedroom option available.

Room Size: 696sqm

Max Capacity: 10 Adults

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