Coast to coast, ocean to ocean…Discover two diverse corners of the Western Cape
16 January 2024
Cape Town needs no introduction as a sought-after travel destination. History, culture, and natural beauty converge in this cosmopolitan city set against the iconic Table Mountain. With its wealth of attractions, exciting nightlife, pristine beaches, and world-class epicurean experiences, the “Mother City” offers a unique immersion in the Western Cape.
Now imagine a journey between two oceans – the Atlantic and Indian – and two diverse corners of the Western Cape, where luxury and nature play out in one of the most breathtaking regions of South Africa… Our bespoke Tour of Two Oceans travel journey combines the best of both worlds – the urban sophistication of Cape Town with the unspoilt beauty of the province’s rugged coastline.
We’ve partnered with Ellerman House, an award-winning boutique hotel, and fellow member of the global hotel group Relais & Chateaux, to bring you this unique combined travel experience.
Stay in the heart of Cape Town
It all begins at the foot of Lion’s Head in a terraced garden overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The tranquil haven of Ellerman House is set high above the pulse of the city, inspiring relaxation and indulgence with your every need met. Once a private mansion, the hotel combines the charm of a bygone era with modern chic while offering an intimate stay with just 13 rooms and suites. There are also two adjacent, exclusive-use, contemporary villas. Fine furnishings and décor create sophisticated spaces, and you'll be in your element if you're an art lover.
Ellerman House is famed for its eminent collection of South African art displayed throughout the property and in a dedicated gallery. The works showcase the country’s history over two centuries, and leading contemporary artists, such as William Kentridge, also feature. If you’d like to delve a bit deeper, in-house guides offer informative tours of the collection, including the sculptures in the garden. Your stay also includes a complimentary visit to Zeitz Mocaa.
The luxurious rooms offer complete privacy and incredible views, and the personnel are on hand to attend to all you need to enjoy a beautiful stay.
Enjoy an added element of serenity at the on-site spa, which includes a sauna, steam room, sensation shower and rejuvenating treatments. Add to this an impressive wine collection and fine dining at the hotel restaurant, and you may even choose to linger here. But we highly recommend experiencing the magic of Cape Town guided by your concierge, and enjoying your package inclusions of an art tour and wine tasting for two. Your stay also includes private chauffeur transfers to and from Cape Town International Airport and breakfast for two daily.
Add on the Morukuru Family Coastal Conservation with a Purpose package that includes a behind the scenes visit of the Two Oceans Aquarium Turtle Conservation Centre which can be done whilst in Cape Town.
Unwind at our beach retreat
From Ellerman House, we invite you on a scenic three-hour drive from Cape Town to our award-winning eco-lodge in the De Hoop Nature Reserve. Morukuru Beach Lodge has been carefully designed to blend into the landscape of fynbos and white dunes with minimal impact on its surroundings.
A remote, off-grid retreat for couples or small families, the lodge has five luxurious bedrooms with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors to maximise the specular Indian Ocean views.
World-class, unobtrusive service comes standard, and whether you want to socialise or prefer a sunset picnic on the beach or a romantic dinner for two on the balcony, our staff is available to make it happen. Meals and drinks are included in your stay; you have complimentary use of snorkelling equipment and mountain bikes, and we offer an exhilarating sandboarding experience for the adventurous.
Surrounding the lodge, the De Hoop Nature Reserve spans 34 000 hectares of fynbos, beaches and wetlands where wildlife roam freely, and the best whale-watching in South Africa occurs during winter. This protected region is part of the unique Cape Floral Kingdom, a World Heritage Site. During the day, enjoy dolphin and whale watching from your terrace or guided walks in the fynbos, spotting various antelope, bird species or resident Cape Mountain Zebra. Stroll along the beach discovering rock pools and later, relax in the outdoor hot tub or at the pool. In the evening, come together at the firepit for a nightcap and stargazing.
Escape with us
Both Ellerman House and the Morukuru Beach Lodge were created as luxurious sanctuaries to unwind, rejuvenate and connect with your loved ones. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to travel with us coast to coast and ocean to ocean – an unforgettable experience is guaranteed. Contact your preferred travel agent or mail us at email@example.com