Ellerman House

Boutique Hotel, Camps Bay


No stone is left unturned in this award winning luxury accommodations pursuit for décor, culinary and elegant perfection. This Edwardian mansion can be found in Bantry Bay, which means that all who enter its gates can expect expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean and unforgettable sunsets.

With the slopes of Lion’s Head as its backdrop, you can expect that everything about Ellerman House is a grand but understated affair. Its walls act as a showcase for famous artists such as Kentridge and Lionel Smith amongst others while its 7500 bottle wine collection will have connoisseurs left breathless.

Not open to the public, Ellerman House provides a lesson in refinement and luxury that few get to witness.  With private nooks and secret spots all around the mansion, you’ll be left with plenty of time to find your inner urbane.

A stay at Ellerman House is the perfect base for your South African holiday


Ellerman House has 11 superbly appointed rooms, 2 magnificent suites and 2 sublime villas.  The rooms vary between classic rooms, spa rooms that share a private pool and deluxe rooms that enjoy private terraces with magnificent ocean views. Then there are the private villas that each boast 3 bedrooms, lounges, fully-equipped kitchens including private chefs, and private pools.


The facilities at Ellerman House are incredibly bespoke. Apart from the usual, bar, spa, gym and pool, the property also offers a wine gallery, a library with quite the collection of fiction and non-fiction as well as a pantry with fresh pastries made everyday for you to enjoy at your leisure.


Ellerman House is a 10 minute drive from the famous V and A Waterfont as well as Cape Town city centre. Both of which provide a plethora of shopping opportuities, adventures for the epicurious and historical insights. Alternatively one could head to the many beaches in neighbouring suburbs such as Camps Bay and Clifton. Not to mention Table Mountain, Lions Head and Signal Hill, all within 5 minutes drive.

Child Policy

Unfortunately no children under 14 are permitted at the main property or Villa Two, however children of any age are welcome in Villa One.


Ellerman House

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