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Birkenhead House


Birkenhead House sets the standard for luxury hotels in Hermanus. With its exhilarating cliff-top position overlooking the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay, Birkenhead House provides luxury accommodation for those seeking an extraordinary coastal experience. Watch surfers carving through the waves and, for several months each year, witness Southern Right and Humpback Whales breaching just metres from the shore.

The hotel’s contemporary décor is an artful mix of beach-house and quirky opulence. The all-inclusive rate means that guests never need to leave the comfort of Birkenhead House, where all meals and drinks are included.

For the more adventurous, Hermanus offers activities aplenty including whale watching, shark cage diving, golf, horse riding on the beach, hiking, surfing, mussel picking and even wine tasting. The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is just a short drive away and is one of South Africa’s premier wine routes.


Why we like it

 Dazzling ocean views

 Exceptional service

 One of the best dining experiences

Excellent spa



Guests can go foraging with the Executive Chef for edible Fynbos species along the coastal shoreline.

Mussel picking


Whale watching

Shark cage diving in Gansbaai

Wine tasting in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

Swimming pool



South Africa, Western Cape, Hermanus