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Birkenhead House

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Garden Route, South Africa

Perched high on the Hermanus cliffs, the regal Birkenhead House and deluxe adjacent Villa, overlook the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay. Accommodating guests in the utmost luxury, this is the perfect destination for those seeking the pinnacle of seaside living.

Only an hour and a half from Cape Town, Birkenhead House & Villa is superbly located in unspoilt natural surroundings. The luxury retreats offer everything the discerning sojourner could wish for: from uninterrupted views and diverse activities to the very finest in international cuisine, and richly appointed accommodation enhanced by rich fabrics and antiques.

Additional Activities

  • Dyer Island Cruise is a unique Whale watching experience. Enjoy an unforgettable journey, in a custom built boat with a raised viewing platform, to the domain of the Southern Right Whale with accomplished skipper and trained guides.
  • Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is the largest private fynbos conservation area in the world. Day trips are offered to you from Birkenhead House to enjoy this very special environment. This will include guides that are qualified botanists, a walk through this unique eco-system, lunch and Whale watching (during season).
  • Get taken out for a tour around Hermanus to see the variety of shops, restaurants and places of interest in and around town. Stanford Tour includes tasting local cheese and seeing them being made. You will then move onto the local Birkenhead Brewery to sample their lagers and stouts, from there a 2 minute drive into Stanford for a wander around and some lunch. Quad biking tours include drives through some of the most exquisite towns and villages in the Overberg region.
  • Shark diving involves getting up close and personal to learn all about these wonderful and much maligned creatures - Sharks. You can play bait in the cage with just a few inches between you and the sharpest teeth in the marine kingdom.
  • On the local wine tour you will get to meet the wine makers, taste the wines, tour the cellars and learn a few things about the South African wine.


The Birkenhead House & Villa properties are adjacent to each other on the magnificent seaside cliffs above Hermanus' most prominent beaches. Sophisticatedly appointed studio suites offer expansive vistas of Walker Bay or the towering Overberg mountains, all augmented by the unrestrained opulence of our beautiful furnishings and comforts.

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  • Accommodation
  • Local transfers in and around Hermanus
  • All meals and snacks
  • Local beverages and house wines
  • Laundry