A private & exclusive hotel on the Hermanus cliffs
From its exhilarating cliff-top position Birkenhead House offers the perfect stay for those seeking a luxury coastal experience. A scenic 90 minute drive from Cape Town brings you to Birkenhead House in the picturesque coastal town of Hermanus on South Africa’s Cape Coast.
Birkenhead House has 11 beautifully styled suites in bold and original designs, that offer vistas of either Walker Bay or the towering Kleinrivier Mountain range. Dining can be enjoyed overlooking the ocean, next to the dual level pool, in the glass fronted dining area or from the privacy of your suite. In true fusion-fashion, the food is a subtle mix of modern African cuisine, Cape seafood, with traditional French techniques and strong Asian and Italian influences. .
Aside from whale watching (May-December), a myriad of activities is possible on both land and sea in Hermanus. Embark on an unforgettable voyage around Dyer Island, lose yourself in the beauty of the lush mountain trails and walks, study indigenous birdlife or experience deep-sea fishing. Explore the charming village of Stanford or the local wine farms and townships. For the thrill-seeker, go shark cage diving, quad biking, sea kayaking or scuba diving. If you just want to relax, indulge your senses with a range of spa treatments at Birkenhead House.
Why we like it
- Cliff-top coastal location
- Small and intimate
- Relaxed atmosphere
- Beach boutique hotel