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Birkenhead House

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  • - Hotel type; Luxury Hotel
  • - Location; Hermanus
  • - Hotel size; 11 rooms
  • - Recommended stay; 2-3 nights
Perched high on the Hermanus cliffs, the regal Birkenhead House and deluxe adjacent Villa, overlook the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay. Accommodating guests in the utmost luxury, this is the perfect destination for those seeking the pinnacle of seaside living. Only an hour and a half from Cape Town, Birkenhead House & Villa are superbly located in unspoilt natural surroundings. The luxury retreats offer everything the discerning sojourner could wish for: from uninterrupted views and diverse activities to the very finest in international cuisine, and richly appointed accommodation enhanced by rich fabrics and antiques.

Rooms & Suites:

Sophisticatedly appointed studio suites offer expansive vistas of Walker Bay or the towering Overberg mountains, all augmented by the unrestrained opulence of our beautiful furnishings and comforts.

Food & Wine:

At Birkenhead House & Villa, world-class cuisine is a matter of course. In true fusion fashion, the food at Birkenhead House & Villa is a delicate mixture of modern African Cuisine, traditional French techniques with strong Asian and Italian influences. On offer are homemade breads, ice creams and sorbets and fresh local fishes ranging from Marlin, Red Roman & Kabeljou to crayfish and mussels. Soups are a treat and you can enjoy flavours ranging from vanilla butternut to roasted red pepper tomato. Lavish meals and seafood delicacies are served at Birkenhead House in your choice of setting: the patio overlooking the ocean; the courtyard next to our dual level pool; the glass fronted dining area; or room service will happily oblige you with a sumptuous meal in the privacy of your suite. Birkenhead Villa boasts a separate kitchen with a dedicated chef on hand to meet your culinary wishes.


Indulge your senses at the Birkenhead House & Villa Spa. With a medley of massage, aromatherapy and reflexology treatments, there's no more relaxing way to round off a leisurely day. For those looking to stay in great shape, we offer a fully equipped gym.


Discover why Hermanus is world-renowned as South Africa's premier whale watching destination when you embark on an unforgettable voyage around Dyer Island. Nature lovers can lose themselves in the beauty of the lush mountain trails and walks, and study the indigenous bird life.

Inquisitive travelers can venture out on tours to 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, shark cage diving is available, as well as quad bike riding, sea kayaking and scuba diving. [All with associated fees]

  • Rates from: R 2500.00
  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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  • Great White Shark Diving

  • Great White Shark Diving
  • Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai (45 minutes from Hermanus) was voted the Best Underwater Experience in the world by Lonely Planet in 2011, and not much has changed since then. This is you chance to get up close and personal with one of natures miss understood creatures.
  • Whale watching from land

  • Whale Watching
  • Hermanus is the best destination in the world for land-based whale watching, just walk along the seaside walkway between June to December and see for yourself. Best of all Whale watching from land anywhere around Hermanus is free.
  • Whale watching by boat

  • Whale watching by boat
  • Whale watching by boat offers the best up close and personal encounter available within the Walker Bay area, these whale watching tour are anywhere between 1hr 30m - 3hrs in length. The best time are in general June to December.
  • Whale watching from above

  • Whale Watching
  • Photograph and view these giants of the ocean from the comfort of a private air safari. Fly over Walker Bay and see just how many whales there actually area, the current record is 135 whales on a 30 minute flight.
  • Stony Point Penguins

  • Stony Point Penguins
  • Stony Point Penguins one of only two colonies found within South Africa is perfectly position half-way between Cape Town and Hermanus in the small holiday village of Betty's Bay. Facilities here at Stony Point are excellent.