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Birkenhead House

Birkenhead House

Built on a desirable location overlooking Walker Bay, Birkenhead House continues this picturesque property’s tradition of fine hotels. Formerly the site of the Birkenhead Hotel, Birkenhead House is a contemporary, luxury beach house that exudes a laidback feel while providing luxury accommodation and fine cuisine. South Africans as well as foreign guests savor a relaxing vacation at this exclusive five-star guesthouse and continue to highly recommend Birkenhead House as the best place to stay in Hermanus.

The house’s eleven double suites are exquisitely furnished and feature magnificent views of either Walker Bay or the nearby Kleinriver mountain range. Each suite offers en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, digital TV, DVD player, WiFi connection, and complimentary mini-bar. From zebra-print upholstery and bold original artwork to one-of-a-kind antiques, the eclectic style of each suite surprises and delights guests.

The on-site spa offers treatments including massage, aromatherapy, and reflexology in two convenient, relaxing treatment rooms. A fully equipped gym, dual-level pool, beach access, and fine dining restaurant all contribute to the luxury and sense of restful calm at Birkenhead House. With an easy blend of modern South Africa cuisine, Cape seafood, traditional French techniques, and strong Asian and Italian influences, the exotic dining experience at Birkenhead House is certain to inspire.

Hiking the surrounding mountain trails, boating around Dyer Island, studying the indigenous birdlife, fishing in the ocean, quad-biking, horseback riding, sea-kayaking, and scuba diving all make for a memorable visit. For those desiring a more leisurely vacation, charming villages and local wineries are just waiting to be discovered. Yoga, a leisurely bike ride, or simply relaxing on the beach allow guests to take time to recharge.

From May to December, whale-watching is the highlight of a stay at Birkenhead House. The southern right whales descend upon Walker Bay where in August, at the height of birthing season, calves only a couple of hours old can be seen swimming alongside their mothers. Birkenhead House itself provides some of the most incredible vantage points from which to view this amazing spectacle.

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