Perched high on the cliffs of Hermanus, overlooking the whale watchers paradise of Walker Bay, Birkenhead House and its adjacent villa accommodate guests in the utmost luxury. Only an hour and a half from Cape Town and richly-appointed with antiques, Birkenhead House is the perfect destination for those seeking the pinnacle of seaside elegance and romance.

Property Details

Birkenhead House is an incredible 11-suite luxury boutique hotel, privately nestled high atop a picturesque Hermanus Cliff. The only sight rivaling the stunning Indian Ocean views is the incredible interior, accentuated with a unique display of inspired artwork, elegant chandeliers, and many pieces from owner Liz Biden’s own furniture collection. Every detail presents a classic beach house style and quirky opulence, from hand-embroidered Ralph Lauren bedding to the marble pillars and scented candles. This setting makes Birkenhead House a beautiful place to stay for the ultimate romantic.

The staff of Birkenhead House spoils guests with their attention to detail, unmatched at every turn. From fresh flowers in the bathroom to a morning call alerting guests to dolphins sighted playing in the surf below the cliffs, Birkenhead House raises the bar of grace, elegance, and service. Food at Birkenhead House is a mixture of modern African cuisine and Cape seafood with strong French, Asian, and Italian influences. Fresh homemade breads, ice creams, and sorbets are also on offer. From the terrace, many of the rooms, and the dining room, meals are taken seaside overlooking Walker Bay and its seasonal parade of whales.

Activities abound for those who love to stroll and walk. Located in a narrow coastal plain between the mountains and the ocean, Hermanus and the nearby region is a haven for those who wish to slow down the pace. Easy to moderate trails, village walking tours, and beach escapes are the major draw. Of course, the famous whales of Walker Bay are seasonally on display, and shark cage diving remains one of the most popular adventure activities of the region. Learn more about the amenities and activities of Birkenhead House here.

Birkenhead Villa

The adjacent Birkenhead Villa has five rooms, as luxuriously appointed as Birkenhead House, and is recommended for exclusive use bookings. All rooms are equipped with digital televisions, DVD players, complimentary minibars, en-suite bathrooms, and 24-hour access to the villa’s private chef. The Villa at Birkenhead House welcomes children of all ages and has interconnected rooms, ideal for a family of four.

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