Birkenhead House

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.

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  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

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.

Getting There

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


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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Mark & Joy Schmitt

Might just be my favorite hotel ever! We all loved the coast walk and our girls spent full days in surf and sand.

08/05/2017 Read full trip review

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Philip & Lilian Young

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

08/11/2016 Read full trip review

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