Nestled on the edge of a cliff in the Western Cape, Birkenhead House boasts a magnificent view of two sandy beaches in Hermanus. It is a special place to watch the waves and the influx of surfers, and from June to November, guests can spot whales swimming a few meters off shore. Hermanus is located about two hours’ drive southeast of Cape Town.
Birkenhead House sets the standard for luxury hotels in Hermanus. Birkenhead House is located on the top of an exhilarating cliff, overlooking Walker Bay’s whale watching paradise, offering luxurious accommodation for those looking for time to relax and rejuvenate their minds and bodies. Guests staying here can admire the surfers challenge the waves, or watch the Southern Right whales and humpback whales break through the surface just a few meters from the coast for several months each year.
The modern décor of the hotel is a clever blend of beachfront vibes and quirky luxury. The all-inclusive rate means that guests do not need to leave the comfort of the Birkenhead House, which includes all meals and drinks. For the adventurous traveller, Hermanus offers a powerhouse of activities, including whale watching, shark cage diving, golfing, horseback riding, 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.