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Birkenhead House


Perched high on the cliffs of Hermanus, overlooking the whale watchers' paradise of Walker Bay, is the regal Birkenhead House. Accommodating honeymoon couples in the utmost luxury, this is the perfect destination for those seeking the pinnacle of a seaside romantic getaway.

Birkenhead House is decorated to reflect the beauty of its coastal setting, it is adorned with rare maritime antiques. No expense has been spared in making this the ultimate coastal retreat, a true haven of senses.

The opulently appointed sea-facing suites offer expansive vistas of Walker Bay. From the comfort of the residence, guests can look forward to sighting the majestic Southern Right whales that enter the sheltered waters of Walker Bay every year to calve. There are other marine mammals that inhabit the local ocean, the Cape Fur Seal and Bottlenose Dolphins are often seen. Experience a great diversity of marine wildlife, including African Penguins, Cape Fur Seals, Great White Sharks and various sea birds from the comfort of your elegant suite.

Other attractions include a gym and treatment centre, and a dual-level swimming pool located in a sheltered courtyard. Not forgetting, of course, Hermanus' two best swimming beaches, which are just a stone's throw away.

The beach lends itself to great bathing; enjoy the vista from the rolling lawns. A picnic basket can be arranged for you to accompany you with a couple of beach bats and balls if you are feeling energetic.

Spectacular mountain trails and breathtaking cliff path walks are also in easy reach from Birkenhead House. Guests can explore the thriving floral kingdom, which has a higher diversity of species than anywhere else in the world.

At Birkenhead House, world-class cuisine is a matter of course. Lavish meals and seafood delicacies are served daily, and room service will be happy to oblige guests with a private breakfast in bed.

Birkenhead House Activities:
  • Local wine tasting tour
  • Whale and dolphin watching
  • Nature walks and hikes
  • Bird watching
  • Horseback riding
  • Day trip to the Grootbos Nature Reserve, largest private fynbos conservation area in the world
  • Visit to the seaside resort Hermanus
  • Shark cage diving
  • Sea kayaking
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Scuba diving
  • Golf: Hermanus Golf Club, Arabella Golf Estate
  • Mountain and quad biking
  • Yoga
Birkenhead House Honeymoon treats:
  • Honeymoon bath in the suite with blended oils and bubble bath
  • Bottle of Champagne with flowers
  • Chocolate delights and tropical fruit
  • Romantic luxury accommodation in the honeymoon suite
Hotel Group Affiliations & Awards:
  • Member of the Royal Portfolio of exclusive hotels in South Africa
  • UK Condé Nast Traveller 2003 Hotlist - One of 50 new Hotels of the World
  • USA Condé Nast Traveller 2003 Hotlist - 80 Best New Hotels in the World