Perched on a cliff top in Hermanus, Birkenhead House provides a haven of luxury for those travelling along the Garden Route. Only an hour and a half from Cape Town, this boutique hotel offers 11 beautiful rooms.
Set in a spectacular cliff edge position enjoy breakfast whilst watching whales play below
No two rooms are the same - all individually decorated, unique and opulent, some with stunning sea views and one with a private plunge pool
With their all-inclusive basis you can really enjoy and indulge without feeling too guilty and never have to venture far if relaxation is the top of your requirements.
For something a little different to the more adventurous activities, why not try your hand at mussel picking!
Situated in Hermanus, Birkenhead House accommodates guests in the utmost luxury and is the perfect destination for those seeking the epitome of stylish seaside living. Decorated to reflect the beauty of its coastal setting, it is adorned with rare maritime antiques and sumptuous fabrics. No expense has been spared in making this the ultimate coastal retreat.
Each of the 11 opulently appointed suites is thoughtfully and beautifully designed and you will find the service impeccable. Enjoy magnificent ocean views from any of the balconies. Rooms feature king and queen size beds, gorgeous antique furniture and original artworks. Unwind in the spacious bathrooms with a Victorian bath tub, a walk in shower and two vanities. Other amenities include digital TV, DVD and minibar.
The terrace, with pool, offers unrestricted sea views along the bay towards Hermanus itself and is the perfect spot for your evening sundowner. Hermanus is also well-known as being one of the best places on the Western Cape for whale watching in season, from July to November. It is often possible to sit on the terrace and watch the whales in the sea in front of Birkenhead House.
When to visit
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast while watching the whales crashing into the waves.
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 with expansive vistas of the Overberg Mountains.
The nearest airport is Cape Town International, an eleven and a half hour international flight. The hotel is 128km away, an hour and a half by car. Transfers by car or helicopter can be arrange by Birkenhead House.
Great White Shark Cage Diving
Great white shark cage diving is an experience like no other. To get up close to the ocean's number one predator in its natural environment is a humbling experience you will never forget.
Whale watching on the Western Cape
Southern right whales visit the Western Cape from about June to December every year. These beautiful gentle giants congregate to the shores of Hermanus all the way along the coast line towards Plettenberg Bay.