Cape Town, South Africa

Ellerman House

Relaxed historic elegance and luxury

A wonderful piece of history

Ellerman House is a class act throughout. It feels very much like your own home but with top class service befitting a five-star hotel. Perched in one of the most spectacular and privileged settings in Cape Town overlooking Bantry Bay, it is the epitome of comfort and class with a relaxed, elegant style. Decoration is colonial, with a nod to the contemporary and recently refurbished to provide thoroughly modern comforts.

Where Ellerman House excels above others is the excellent house staff, who in these grand surrounds create such a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Taking a (complimentary) evening cocktail from the lounge and strolling out onto the peaceful gardens overlooking the sea for sunset is the perfect end to a day in Cape Town as one feels both special and relaxing.

There are just 11 rooms, two suites and two private contemporary villas. Communal areas include a spacious lounge, large garden area (with outdoor pool) and a huge spa. There is an open kitchen you are invited to visit, a pantry that you can raid as well as the complimentary evening cocktails.

A particular feature of the property is its private art collection. This is simply outstanding, one of the best in South Africa with works from African masters inside the main building and then, underneath is a contemporary gallery. For anyone interested in art this will add an extra element to their stay.

Guests are also able to book Sleep Rooms at Ellerman House. A concept created by wellness expert Harry Jameson, each of the 13 rooms at the property can be converted into wellness rooms specially designed to optimise both sleep and recovery.


11 rooms, two suites, two villas

Outdoor swimming pool



Contemporary art gallery

Sommelier-led wine tastings

Positive Impact

The Click Foundation was set up in 2012 by the owners of Ellerman House to assist with the education crisis in South Africa. The Foundation focuses on innovation in education and believes that technology is the key to creating a significant impact through education. The Foundation’s English literacy programme, Reading Eggs, provides self-paced learning through phonetic-delivery that is interactive and fun. The programme has ensured over 50,000 children are learning English. Employment opportunities have also been created for over 100 members of the local community and over 500 teachers, principles and facilitators have learnt new skills.

Since 2011, Ellerman House has put in place an annual charity auction and party – Ellerman House ArtAngels – for the benefit of the Click Foundation. To date, the ArtAngels events have raised over R14 million for education in South Africa. The events include a limited auction of fine art pieces kindly donated by some of South Africa’s best artists. The proceeds of the charity event are used to buy computers and expand the reach of the Click Foundation in the environments in which they operate.

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