180 Kloof Rd, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
| +27 21 430 3200
Photo courtesy of Ellerman House
Ellerman HouseWith bold artwork inside and magnificent ocean views outside, guests are never quite sure where to direct their gaze when they arrive at Ellerman House. A stay here is a bit like visiting an elegant and attentive friend, starting with the complimentary airport pickup straight through to all of the thoughtful, personalized touches (guests might find a bottle of their favorite vodka already stocked in their room). The hotel’s owner is a well-known aficionado of South African art, and his private collection graces walls of the rooms and public spaces. True art fans should be sure to pop into the on-site gallery to view masterpieces by Louis Maqhubela, Wayne Barker, and Angus Taylor. If it’s not occupied, make sure to get a peek at the breathtaking wine gallery. One wall is a patchwork of soil from the region’s vineyards, and the spiral-shaped wine rack is modeled after a giant corkscrew.
The luxuriously appointed villa’s cliffside setting makes for one of the best spots in Cape Town for a sundowner: have a cocktail on the terrace while watching the fiery African sun meet the tumultuous Atlantic waves.
about 4 years ago
Ellerman House: An Art-Loving Hotel in Cape Town
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. <
over 4 years ago
Cape Town Art
Gorgeous Ellerman house art gallery entrance sculpture. Brilliant owner of Singita, Luke Bailes admiring the work of art.