The dramatic backdrop of Lion’s Bay is the setting for the privately-owned Ellerman House. Formerly the Bantry Bay mansion of philanthropist Sir John Ellerman, this boutique hotel exudes effortless style, combining historic charm with contemporary design. Thirteen beautifully decorated suites and rooms (no two are alike) plus two sleekly modern villas offer guests a glamorous haven from which to explore Cape Town’s delights.
Shaded verandas and terraced gardens overlook spectacular ocean views with Clifton’s famed beaches within walking distance. Local attractions such as Camps Bay, the V&A Waterfront and the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway are a ten minute drive away.
Art lovers will enjoy the distinguished and eclectic art collection housed within the hotel, seamlessly complementing the exquisite interiors and considered one of the most important in South Africa. The private art tours of the city and the winelands of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are highly recommended.
Dining at Ellerman House is an experience not to be missed – dress up for cocktails on the terrace as the sun sinks into the ocean before sitting down to a sumptuous feast of local ingredients. Manny, the resident sommelier is an institution, taking guests on a journey through some of the best wines in the Cape.
The hotel's ethos of generous hospitality, reminiscent of a grand country house, includes guest perks such as complimentary transfers and in-room mini bars. Prepare to fall in love!
Features in the following itineraries
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India