Yes, it’s fully booked for the Festive Season… but you could get lucky and enjoy a stunning vacation at South Africa’s top rated hotel in February or March, both excellent months to visit the magnificent Mother City of Cape Town. Baroque Travel steps inside Ellerman House
When Conde Nast Traveller listed its top 50 hotels in October, the only South African establishment to warrant a nod was Ellerman House, an exclusive boutique hotel with breathtaking views over the Cape seaboard. Listed as number 13 in the long list of 50 establishments that are the best hotels in the world, Ellerman House now boasts the title of the most luxurious hotel in Southern Africa.
Already a coveted place to stay amongst the international jet set (Ellerman House is not open to local residents), the hotel is located in an elegant Cape Edwardian mansion on the slopes of Lion’s Head in the extremely prestigious area of Bantry Bay. A Relais & Chateaux property, Ellerman House is adults-only and is set in one and a half acres of lush gardens with breathtaking sea views. There are just 11 rooms, two suites and two three-bedroom villas to choose from, and this ultra exclusive property boasts two lounges, a fitness center, spa, dining room, three dining terraces, brandy lounge, wine gallery, champagne cellar and contemporary art gallery.
Each of the guest accommodation has its own private balcony offering stunning sea views, and although the price is high, a night’s accommodation will also get you breakfast, transfers to and from the airport and access to the fitness center and spa. Dining is a gourmet’s delight, with delectable dishes prepared by the hotel’s own personal chef and hospitality team.
Aside from being one of Cape Town’s most sought-after residential districts, Bantry Bay is very central, just 10 minutes by car from the center of the city, and close to some of its best beaches, including Clifton, Camps Bay and Llandadnu. As the hotel is not open to the public, guests who stay here enjoy a very private retreat. In fact, the hotel is often booked out for private events and celebrations.
A stay here is not only private and exclusive, it’s guaranteed pure luxe. Just what one would expect of the most sumptuous offering in South Africa, which is renowned for its luxury hotels, such as the One&Only Cape Town, the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel and The Twelve Apostles (all in Cape Town), as well as the Four Seasons the Westcliff in Johannesburg and the legendary Oyster Box in KwaZulu-Natal.