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Birkenhead House in Hermanus offers beautifully furnished suites which offer vistas of either Walker Bay or the towering Kleinrivier Mountain range.  

The hotel’s contemporary feel is an artful mix of classic beach house style and quirky opulence, and furnishings and artwork are arresting and eclectic.

While Birkenhead House is Hermanus luxury accommodation at its best, the hotel is characterised by a relaxed and easygoing 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, staff are friendly and knowledgeable, the pace is laidback. Relaxation is the order of the day. The commitment to excellence has resulted in the hotel receiving international acclaim for its services.

Your stay at Birkenhead House will allow you the very best views for Hermanus whale watching, making your stay even more memorable.

At Birkenhead House world-class cuisine is a matter of course. In true fusion fashion, the food is a subtle mixture of modern African Cuisine, Cape seafood, and traditional French techniques with strong Asian and Italian influences.




11 Luxury Rooms and 1 Villa with 5 rooms


11 Rooms and 1 Villa

Open Season

Open All Year

Safari Experience

From May to December the Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) graces Walker Bay with its massive presence, making Hermanus whale watching a popular activity over this period. August is the height of the birthing season when calves as young as a couple of hours old with their very protective mothers can be seen from the wonderful vantage points at Birkenhead House. These magnificent mammals were threatened by extinction at one stage but granted international protection in 1935. Your stay at Birkenhead House will allow you the very best views for Hermanus whale watching, making your stay even more memorable.  Rugged cliffs, invigorating air and stirring views characterise the charming town of Hermanus. Situated between the Kleinrivier Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on the Cape Coast, this is the world’s best location for land-based whale watching. Pathways along the cliff edge allow you to explore this wild and beautiful Cape coastline, whilst the beaches themselves are clean, safe and easily accessible.

Added Extras

Suites at Birkenhead House are all equipped with air conditioning, digital television, DVD player, Wifi connection and complimentary minibar
Spa treatments available