With an extensive renovation now complete, the iconic Ellerman House is consolidating its presence of sophistication and style as one of South Africa’s finest hotels. The estate-wide refurbishment is an update of an already timeless design, blending classic Edwardian architecture effortlessly with contemporary chic décor, using a color pallet inspired by the ocean views and the indigenous garden surrounding the property.
The exclusive oceanfront hotel consists of 11 bedrooms, 2 suites and 2 luxury villas each with its own unique design, showcasing the surrounding landscape. Blue and green hues throughout the guest rooms emulate the sea and flora with large private terraces offering a panoramic view of the native environment, crystal-clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the lush green of Ellerman House’s summer garden. African-themed wallpaper, all new upholstery and even a bright-yellow couch to illuminate the Library celebrate a rich culture, history and the stunning vista beyond the freshly coated walls.
Formerly the summer home of shipping magnate Sir John Ellerman, Ellerman House is a pristine example of Cape Edwardian architecture blended with understated elegance and modern luxury. Home to one of South Africa’s most impressive private art collections, over 1000 curated pieces are a major component of the design throughout the hotel. The Ellerman House art collection balances a spectrum of well-established and emerging artists reflected also in the balance between the classic and modern style. The first of its kind, Ellerman House’s Wine Gallery marries the visual elements of a contemporary art gallery with the practical elements of a tasting room. The result is an immersive, interactive experience that lets guests engage with the hotel’s collection of 7,500 vintage and rare South African wines using all five of their senses.
By combining these unique assets with award-winning service informed by local knowledge and international standards, Ellerman House prides itself on hospitality and attention to detail, evident in its refined and refreshingly elegant new look.