With a little imagination, you can pretend to be the guest of Sir John and Lady Ellerman. He was a shipping magnate, and this was their Edwardian home. A park of more than 60 hectares protects you from the rest of the world, and your eyes can look toward the infinite horizon of the Atlantic Ocean.
This hotel, a member of the Relais & Châteaux group, has lost none of its lustre and is indeed elegance personified. On the slopes of Lions Head, it offers 14 rooms and suites, and two villas that guests will truly appreciate. On site there is everything from a gourmet restaurant to a library, spa, swimming pool, brandy bar, and a ‘wine gallery' with a corkscrew-like sculpture.
The impressive private art collection covers more than two centuries. Guided tours are available and they can continue on to the contemporary art galleries of Cape Town on demand.
180 Kloof Road
8005 Cape Town
+27 (0)21 430 3200
Rooms: from 8,500 ZAR