Awarded: Silver

Ellerman House is an exclusive five-star hotel set in an Edwardian mansions overlooking the sea. With stunning views, terraced gardens and an elevated cliffside position, Ellerman’s feels isolated and peaceful yet sits within a short 10-minute drive to the waterfront.


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Location

The hotel is located on Kloof Road in Bantra Bay, one of South Africa’s most upmarket streets. Often called the ‘Cape Riviera’, the area offers sweeping views across the bay with a backdrop of the dramatic Lion’s Head. Guests can stroll to the beaches of Clifton from the hotel and short transfers to the Victoria and Alfred waterfront can be arranged.

Rooms

13 rooms all possess a unique character featuring contemporary art and textiles, antique furnishings and soft carpets throughout. Interiors are spacious and full of light with balconies which offer sea views, separate lounge areas and large, comfortable beds. Deluxe rooms boast private terraces and for families or groups travelling together, two villas spreading out to the slopes of Lion’s Head are available.

 Communal Areas

South African art adorns the walls throughout the house and the communal areas feature antiques, contemporary textiles and glamorous furnishings. The lounge is a pleasant space with plush sofas and ottomans underneath elegant chandeliers. Enjoy sunset drinks at the contemporary Bar Roc built around granite rocks or out on the glamorous terrace where dinner is also served. A library offers a collection of books to be enjoyed around the cosy fireplace and the terraced gardens houses a large swimming pool and Ellerman’s very own contemporary art gallery.

Activities

Hotel transfers are available to Cape Town’s waterfront where there are an abundance of restaurants, art galleries and craft markets to explore. Take a boat to the infamous Robben Island, ride to the top of Table Mountain in a cable car and explore the nearby winelands on guided tours and tastings. The hotel can also arrange for a custom tour of their own art collection and Wine Gallery.

Bed & Breakfast

Accommodation
Breakfast
All arrival and departure transfers from Cape Town International Airport and closer.
All house drinks (except premium imported brands and champagne)
Afternoon wine tasting
Full use of a generous minibar
Pantry treats and snacks available 24 hours a day
Sunset experience with cocktails and canapés
Snack packs prepared for any trip outside of Ellerman House
Laundry
Art tours of the Ellerman House Art Collection, as presented by their very own in-house art guide
Zeitz Mocaa entry, Africa’s leading contemporary art museum
Live music by local musicians, performed weekly
Private chef (only available with the use of the Private Villa)

When to go

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SUMMER

Ideal weather with mainly clear skies, very little rainfall and little wind. Midday temperatures will generally reach highs of around 25°C/77°F, occasionally going over 32°C/90°F. Nights are warm but comfortable.

As with the rest of the Western Cape, the Cape Town can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

SUMMER

Ideal weather with mainly clear skies, very little rainfall and little wind. Midday temperatures will generally reach highs of around 25°C/77°F, occasionally going over 32°C/90°F. Nights are warm but comfortable.

As with the rest of the Western Cape, the Cape Town can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

AUTUMN

This can be a fantastic time of year to visit as the summer's heat subsides, the wind settles and autumn casts its brightly coloured mantle over the vineyards, generating red, burnished vistas spreading from the mountain tops to the sea. Midday temperatures of around 24°C/75°F, mornings can be a little chilly at times, so do pack a warm jumper.

As with the rest of the Western Cape, the Cape Town can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

AUTUMN

This can be a fantastic time of year to visit as the summer's heat subsides, the wind settles and autumn casts its brightly coloured mantle over the vineyards, generating red, burnished vistas spreading from the mountain tops to the sea. Midday temperatures of around 24°C/75°F, mornings can be a little chilly at times, so do pack a warm jumper.

As with the rest of the Western Cape, the Cape Town can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

WINTER

The arrival of Winter signifies cooler weather, increased rainfall with weather front often rolling in off the Atlantic Ocean, accompanied by strong winds. In between the weather fronts, the weather can be surprisingly pleasant, these days are just less frequent. This is a spectacular time to see the Western Cape in all of its glory, but just be prepared for any weather!

As with the rest of the Western Cape, the Cape Town can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

WINTER

The arrival of Winter signifies cooler weather, increased rainfall with weather front often rolling in off the Atlantic Ocean, accompanied by strong winds. In between the weather fronts, the weather can be surprisingly pleasant, these days are just less frequent. This is a spectacular time to see the Western Cape in all of its glory, but just be prepared for any weather!

As with the rest of the Western Cape, the Cape Town can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

WINTER

The arrival of Winter signifies cooler weather, increased rainfall with weather front often rolling in off the Atlantic Ocean, accompanied by strong winds. In between the weather fronts, the weather can be surprisingly pleasant, these days are just less frequent. This is a spectacular time to see the Western Cape in all of its glory, but just be prepared for any weather!

As with the rest of the Western Cape, the Cape Town can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

WINTER

The arrival of Winter signifies cooler weather, increased rainfall with weather front often rolling in off the Atlantic Ocean, accompanied by strong winds. In between the weather fronts, the weather can be surprisingly pleasant, these days are just less frequent. This is a spectacular time to see the Western Cape in all of its glory, but just be prepared for any weather!

As with the rest of the Western Cape, the Cape Town can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

SPRING

With a flora and fauna as biodiverse as the Western Cape it is no surprise that spring can be spectacular period to visit. Temperatures remain fairly cool, with a maximum average high of around 20°C/67°F, though the number of clear calm days is almost as high as the summer.

As with the rest of the Western Cape, the Cape Town can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

SPRING

With a flora and fauna as biodiverse as the Western Cape it is no surprise that spring can be spectacular period to visit. Temperatures remain fairly cool, with a maximum average high of around 20°C/67°F, though the number of clear calm days is almost as high as the summer.

As with the rest of the Western Cape, the Cape Town can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

SUMMER

Ideal weather with mainly clear skies, very little rainfall and little wind. Midday temperatures will generally reach highs of around 25°C/77°F, occasionally going over 30°C/90°F. Nights comfortable.

As with the rest of the Western Cape, the Cape Town can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

SUMMER

Ideal weather with mainly clear skies, very little rainfall and little wind. Midday temperatures will generally reach highs of around 25°C/77°F, occasionally going over 32°C/90°F. Nights are warm but comfortable.

As with the rest of the Western Cape, the Cape Town can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

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