Birkenhead House

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The regal Birkenhead House is perched on the cliffs of Hermanus, overlooking the whale watchers' paradise of Walker Bay. It accommodates guests in the utmost luxury and is the most exclusive hotel in Hermanus. That said relaxation is the order of the day with an easy going atmosphere where you can breakfast at noon, take tea on your balcony, then watch the ocean at dusk over a cocktail or two. Dinners are leisurely, staffs are friendly and knowledgeable.

The property is comprised of a front, middle and back house and offers 11 different suites. The suites are equipped with air conditioning, WiFi connection, digital TV, DVD player, and complimentary minibar.

The Birkenhead House spa is designed to relax the senses with various treatments available. A fully equipped gym and swimming pool are also on offer to guests. Just a few steps away from the hotel and overlooked by the terrace is Voëlklip beach and Kamma Bay, two of Hermanus' finest beaches.

How to get to Birkenhead House

Birkenhead House is a 1.5 hour drive from Cape Town, a wonderful ride through stunning scenery.

Activities at Birkenhead House

Whale watching cruises, golf, Shark Cage Diving, diving, paragliding, sea kayaking, abseiling, quad biking, game fishing, river boating and many more.

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Birkenhead House Reviews

Read what our previous clients thought of Birkenhead House

Client Score: 5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews 5 View more reviews
Birkenhead House

Philip & Lilian Young

5

Definitely the best of the best. Dont kmow what else to say didnt want to leave. Everything amazing. Staff , views, quality everything perfect

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Birkenhead House

Mark Twinning & Jaime Smith

5

Our welcome here was tremendous. The food was excellent and the accommodation superb. We wanted to use this hotel to rest after the travel and our wedding and it was perfect for that purpose. We were right on the coastal path for looking at the whales. There is nothing about this hotel which I would change - it was superb.

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Birkenhead House

Philip and Myra Morley

5

What can you say about this place that not totally positive, excellent food, accommodation, service, location, everything about the place was quality, perfect end to a perfect trip.

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Hermanus

All South Africa Itineraries
Lion on game drive

Cape Town, Hermanus, Panorama Route and Kruger Family Holiday

Days
14
Cost For Family of 4
From $10,920 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Hermanus, Thornybush Nature Reserve, Panorama Route
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Cape Town, Hermanus, Knysna and Safari Family Holiday

Days
14
Cost For Family of 4
From $8,310 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Hermanus, Knysna, Amakhala Game Reserve
Great White

Cape Town and Hermanus Self Drive Holiday

Days
9
Cost Per Person
From $2,300 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Hermanus
Kirstenbosch Gardens

The Cape Highlights Self Drive

Days
16
Cost Per Person
From $3,600 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Winelands, Hermanus, Plettenberg Bay, Shamwari Game Reserve