Cape Town International Airport
Birkenhead House located in the adventurous city of Hermanus sets the standard for luxury hotels. With its exhilarating cliff-top position overlooking the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay, Birkenhead House provides luxury accommodation for those seeking time out to relax and recharge body and mind. Watch surfers carving through the waves and, for several months each year, witness Southern Right and Humpback Whales breaching just meters 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.
The 11 rooms at Birkenhead House are individually decorated by the stylish owner Liz Biden. The rooms are located in three different houses which make up Birkenhead House. Please note that while we will do our best to accommodate your room preference, we can only guarantee a room category and not a specific room.
Deluxe Superior Room - Beautifully designed sea-facing rooms in the front house with generous balconies. There is a seating area, mini-bar, flat screen TV, and air-con. The bathrooms have a bath and shower.
Superior Room - These air-conditioned rooms are located on the side of the hotel and offer majestic mountain and sea views. There is a seating area, mini-bar, flat screen TV, and air-con. The bathrooms have a bath and shower.
Luxury Room - Offering a view of the pool and central courtyard from the patio, with partial sea-views, these well-appointed, 42m² rooms have a king-size bed, air-con and a flat-screen TV. The private bathroom is fitted with an opulent bathtub and beautiful shower.
Standard Room - Standard rooms have a balcony with mountain views and are located in the back house. These air-conditioned and luxurious rooms have a seating area, mini-bar, and flat-screen. The private bathroom is fitted with a bath and shower.
The Coastal Experience
Birkenhead House is in the seaside town of Hermanus and is surrounded by sea, pristine beaches, and towering mountains. Whether you’re in the mood for more gentle pursuits like a wine tasting on the main deck, or for a thrilling encounter with Great White Sharks, there is something for everyone at Birkenhead House.
Dining at Birkenhead House
Executive Chef Oliver Coetzee grew up in South Africa’s Western Cape where the cuisine has a strong Malay influence. He’s also had a long time passion for Asian flavors. The culmination of these influences with the abundance of fresh, local seafood makes for a truly tantalizing menu. Menus and meals can be designed to meet guests’ individual palates and dietary requirements.
2 Deluxe Superior Rooms
4 Superior Double Rooms
3 Luxury Double Rooms
2 Standard Double Rooms
Cape Town International Airport
1.5 hours from Cape Town International Airport
Birkenhead House, 11th Street, Hermanus, South Africa