Hermanus, South Africa
From its commanding cliff-top position, Birkenhead Villa enjoys a wonderful view over the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay. With easy access to the beach, this is the perfect destination for families and friends.
At a Glance
Enjoy the clean, safe and easily accessible beaches of the stunning Cape coastline
Eat fresh local seafood, expertly prepared by your private chef
Watch the majestic Southern Right Whale from one of the villa's vantage points
Take in the expansive views of Walker Bay and the rugged Cape coastline from the comfort of your bed
Head out on a trip to Dyer Island to get up and personal with the Marine Big 5
Watch the whales and surfers from the comfortable poolside loungers
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Birkenhead Villa or take a look at our itineraries to Garden Route
Birkenhead Villa sits high on the cliffs with incredible views over Walker Bay and provides a perfect location, close to Hermanus, for a family or group of friends to explore the surrounding areas of this part of South Africa's Garden Route.
The Villa has been designed in a fresh clean style, combining contemporary elegance with functionality and ease of living. Cool, open interiors combine with more private and secluded areas to offer something for everyone.
The best way to enjoy all that Birkenhead Villa has to offer is through taking the villa as a whole with friends or family. You can enjoy the delights of your own private chef who will work closely with you to create delicious meals, putting to best use the fantastic local produce.
Birkenhead Villa is only a short walk from Birkenhead House, allowing residents to enjoy the fabulous treatments on offer at the SPA, to make use of the gym or to enjoy lunch or dinner at the House.
Birkenhead Villa boasts five suites, all enjoying great views of Walker Bay and the Cape coastline. All rooms are equipped with digital TV, DVD player, complimentary minibar and en-suite bathroom. Each room benefits from under-floor heating for the chillier winter months.
The Villa is laid out to maximize flexibility of rooming arrangements for families, certain suites are more conveniently located close to each other for parents and their children, whilst others can be accessed through private entrances. Suite 2 is made up of two rooms, each with king size beds that can be split into twins. It can either be occupied as a single unit or split into two rooms by a dividing door. The four other suites all enjoy spacious balconies or outdoor terrace areas.
Birkenhead Villa's layout is designed to enable children to be accommodated in rooms close to their parents which makes for ease, convenience and peace of mind.
Safe beaches are within easy reach but there is also a pool and garden at the Villa for the whole family to enjoy.
Birkenhead Staff are on hand to organize child-friendly activities. There is a ground floor sitting room with TV, games, toys and DVDs aplenty.
The private chef is always happy to discuss any food preferences ensuring meals are prepared and served when you wish.
A private chef will work with Guests to accommodate any requirement. The chef will provide a menu that places focus on fresh seasonal produce from the local area.
Alternatively, adult Guests are able to take a short walk to Birkenhead House for lunch or dinner.
From May to December opportunities arise for fantastic whale watching on this part of the coast, in fact Hermanus is generally considered to be the best place in the world for land based whale watching, so the terrace of Birkenhead Villa is a good spot to be based for the action.
Aside from whale-watching, a myriad of activities is possible on both land and sea in Hermanus, making this an extremely popular destination for a beach vacation in South Africa.
Embark on an unforgettable voyage around Dyer Island. Lose yourself in the beauty of the lush mountain trails and walks, study indigenous birdlife or experience the adventure of deep-sea fishing.
Inquisitive travelers can venture out to the charming village of Stanford, local wine farms and townships, while others can relax with a round of golf, yoga or a leisurely bike ride. For those who crave a more adrenalin-filled experience during their Cape beach vacation, shark cage diving is available, as well as quad-biking, riding, sea-kayaking and scuba diving.
Location & Directions
Hermanus, South Africa
Birkenhead House & Villa are situated in Hermanus in South Africa, approximately 120km (75 miles) from Cape Town. Perched high on the cliffs of Hermanus, overlooking Walker Bay, is the magnificent Birkenhead House. Expansive
vistas of Walker Bay and the distant Overberg Mountains.
When to go
Hermanus enjoys a moderate climate all year round. In peak summer season, from December to February, temperatures can climb as high as 34ºC, although winter temperatures can drop to as low as 4ºC. Generally, this season has many sunny days with high wind at times. During the winter months of June, July, and August, expect frequent rains and a couple of chilly evenings. From June to December, the Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) graces Walker Bay with its massive presence.