Checking into Ellerman House is a great way to start exploring South Africa’s booming art scene. Traditional and contemporary South African art is displayed in the hotel’s 13 rooms and in its on-site gallery, and staff will arrange personalized visits with local curators. The innkeepers take an equally hands-on approach to the 7,500-bottle wine collection. In December 2013, they opened a wine gallery where guests can sip vintage champagne against the backdrop of the Terroir Wall, a patchwork of soils sourced from 100 South African vineyards. The real show stealer, however, is the carbon-fiber wine rack molded into the shape of a gigantic corkscrew. From $512.
This appeared in the October 2014 issue.