Cape Town

Ellerman House


A Cape Town favourite

Ellerman House sits proudly overlooking Bantry Bay with mesmerizing views out across the Atlantic Ocean. Eluding an air of relaxed elegance as soon as you enter the building, Ellerman is a long-held favourite of the team here.

Ellerman House offers guests a rounded experience of Cape Town before you have even stepped foot in the city. Its diverse collection of African art takes you on an historical journey, whilst the team of dedicated chefs bring you into the modern day with colourful, seasonal fusions, inspired by traditional South African dishes.

Each of the rooms have their own unique character that combines a classic style with modern touches. The luxurious rooms are kitted out with everything that you could want to relax, unwind and explore the incredible city that is Cape Town.


At a glance

  • 13 rooms and suites

  • Art gallery

  • Wellness centre and gym

  • Gardens and swimming pool

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  • Ellerman House Art Gallery

    Art Gallery

    An on-site art gallery, described as the wistful soul of Ellerman House, is a revered art collection that has been meticulously curated to showcase the diverse story of Africa. In-house art guides are available to guide you through the stories and historical relevance of each piece of art.

  • Ellerman House Wine Tasting

    Wine tasting

    Join their sommelier for daily wine tastings in this uniquely designed wine cellar. South Africa is renowned for its wine and, Ellerman House offers an incredible journey through well established, world-renowned wines as well as introducing emerging labels from the Western Cape.

  • Ellerman House Food


    Sit back and enjoy the panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean, whilst the incredible chefs whip up vibrant, seasonal dishes inspired from local cuisine.

Community & Culture

The Click Foundation was established in 2012 to aid the use of technology in education to support literacy learning across primary schools in South Africa. So far, the program has reached over 90,000 learners in 173 different schools and has created over 340 jobs for youth facilitators within South Africa. Learn more during your stay when you can visit one of the centres. Ellerman House also hosts an annual charity auction, ArtAngels, with all proceeds going towards the Click Foundation.


Ellerman House works closely with Great Plains Conservation to support the incredible conservation work that they do. Great Plains aims to find the right formula between conservation, communities and commerce that makes a lasting and sustainable difference to the world.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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