“Fine art is the soul of Ellerman House, and our collection sets us apart from other fine hotels in South Africa.” (Ellerman House Website). At its splendid, thoroughly exclusive and sea-possessing location at Bantry Bay, Ellerman House has an impressive collection of art, making it a truly unique guest sanctuary for art-at-heart people who also thrive on the finer things of life.
The Ellerman House Art Collection has been assembled over three decades by the owner, Paul Harris, and features numerous prized South African originals. The works are drawn from over a century of South African culture, integrating older and modern pieces.
Cape Town, celebratingly, is a discernible theme that weaves through the collection, though the scope has also broadened beyond Cape Town over the years.
Ever in transition, the exquisite collection rings seasonal changes. A newer innovation (2009) is Ellerman House Contemporary – a modern art gallery for guests to feast on.
The best way to appreciate the collection is to take the Ellerman House Art Tour. Meanwhile, view the Ellerman House Art Brochure.
There’s no doubt about it, Ellerman House is one of the finest addresses one could choose when visiting Cape Town. The property is prestigious and grand, and thoroughly refined. It rests on one-and-a-half acres, from which the Atlantic panorama is breathstopping. Robben Island sits within view. Its hallmarks are many, but suffice it to say that exclusive accommodation, and superb cuisine, service and wines are among them. Tiered gardens, ocean-facing verandahs, exquisite interiors, a gorgeous spa, and of course a celebrated art collection, deliver luxury and sense-feasts of the highest order.
Every room is opulent and utterly special, but perhaps the most phenomenal and unrivalled of the Ellerman House sanctuaries are Ellerman House Villa One and Villa Two.
From Ellerman House it’s a scenic walk to the famous Clifton Beach. It’s a short drive to the centre of Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront, and it’s 45 minutes to the winelands.
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