Need to know
Thirteen, including two suites.
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $623.80 (ZAR8,696), excluding tax at 15 per cent.
Rates include buffet breakfast, airport transfers, beverages (excluding wine), sunset cocktails and laundry. A 24-hour pantry is stocked throughout the day with fresh fruit, baked goods and beverages.
The hotel is home to a renowned collection of more than 1,000 works of South African art, spanning 200 years. The Contemporary Gallery holds pieces from some of the most notable talents in the country today, including Wayne Barker and Angus Taylor.
There's construction taking place at a neighbouring site; it's not visible from Ellerman House, but your stay might involve some noise and dust.
At the hotel
Gardens, on-site parking, gym, library, 24-hour guest pantry, free WiFi. In rooms: television, heated floors, air-conditioning, in-room bar and snack drawer, hair dryer, international adaptor.
Our favourite rooms
Each of the 12 rooms has unique accents, but the rooms in the Deluxe House have private terraces and prime ocean views.
Tucked into gardens on the lower terrace of the hotel, the adults-only heated lap pool has Atlantic Ocean views. It’s flanked by black-and-white-striped lounge chairs.
Tucked away in Villa One, the spa holds three individual treatment rooms and a couples' massage room, along with a sauna and steam room. Treatments include massages, facials, beauty treatments and stretches that are ideal after long-haul flights.
Bring a taste for fine wine: The staff maintain a collection of 7,500 bottles showcasing the best of South African varietals and vintages. Try some at the free daily wine tasting, then request a tour of the wine gallery.
The hotel is not wheelchair-accessible.
Over-14s only, so plan to leave the younger ones at home.