Ellerman House & Villas, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

High on a hill with to-die-for views of the gorgeous coastline, a stay at Ellerman House feels very much akin to that of a glamorously-seductive French Riviera hideaway.

​Once the stately home of Sir John and Lady Ellerman, distinguished shipping magnates and investors, Ellerman House sits perched on the slopes of Lion’s Head in the prestigious Bantry Bay residential area with one of the most spectacular ocean views in South Africa.

Within walking distance of the famous Clifton Beach, this elegant Cape Edwardian mansion is also just 10 minutes from the centre of Cape Town and only 45 minutes from the Winelands.

​Just 11 luxurious rooms and two sumptuous private villas combine with flawless service, shaded verandas, tiered gardens and a stunning spa, while the hotel's extraordinary South African art collection is not to be missed, especially the Contemporary Gallery.

Star Rating
5 stars
11 Rooms & Suites and 2 Villas
Transfer from airport
30 minutes by car from Cape Town Airport
Prices from
£210 per person per night, including breakfast. Flights extra.
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Hotel Style

Boutique Retreat

Gorgeously-intimate hidden retreats – small but perfectly-formed – with a private and attentive personal service; an indigenous décor that's full of superb style and local charm; innovative amenities, individually-tailored experiences, and some of the best views in the world – all setting the scene to relax the most jaded of travellers. ​

Ideal for

3 stars
3 stars
3 stars
Kids' club
1 stars
3 stars

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Tara has been here. Find out more and begin to plan your trip by getting in touch directly. You can speak to Tara by calling the number below or by sending a direct online enquiry.

01244 567000


Things to experience during your stay

  • Client Comment

    Ellerman exemplifies hospitality and exclusivity to its highest degree. It has truly outstanding staff in every regard and sumptuously spacious rooms with great ocean views.

  • Property Highlights

    This property comes complete with a selection of amenities and activities to make your stay absolutely unforgettable. Call your Travel Director for all the finer points.

  • Eden Concierge

    Eden’s fabulous concierge team makes every trip super-special, using their little black book of close, reliable contacts to get you into the very best restaurants, must-see shows and many special events.


  • Room Amenities

    • Bathrobes
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • Telephone
    • Private bar
    • Twice-daily housekeeping
    • Hypoallergenic pillows
    • TV
    • MP3 docking station
    • Minibar
    • Air-conditioning
    • DVD player (on request)

  • Guest Services

    • Babysitting
    • Concierge
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry services
    • In-room dining
    • Spa
    • Fitness centre
    • Pool