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Birkenhead House

Hermanus, South Africa


Birkenhead House sets the standard for luxury hotels in Hermanus, with its exhilarating cliff-top position overlooking the whale watching of Walker Bay. 


A 90-minute drive from Cape Town to Birkenhead House. Cape town International Airport is 80 km away from the property. 
Map co-ordinates: -34.409961, 19.280551


The 11 rooms at Birkenhead House are individually decorated and located in three different houses which make up Birkenhead House. Certain rooms have views of Ocean or mountains. The rooms include a spacious private bathroom with its vast tub. At the Birkenhead House restaurant, they will provide an open fire incorporating ingredients from the local shoreline while discussing the history of South African cuisine and the Cape Malay influence.


  • Hermanus offers activities aplenty including whale watching, shark cage diving, golf, horse riding on the beach, hiking, surfing, mussel picking and even wine tasting.
  • Offers two treatment rooms; the wide range of therapies including massages, body wraps, and beauty treatments. When weather is fine, massages and other spa treatments can also be enjoyed in the open air, overlooking the ocean.
  • There is also 2 swimming pools at the hotel.

At A Glimpse

Birkenhead House is the perfect spot in which to relax and forget about city life, with long strolls on the beach, massages, sunsets and fresh seafood. Between July and December, you might glimpse a passing whale.

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