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Birkenhead House

Birkenhead House is the ultimate seaside retreat combining luxury with coastal comfort. With its exhilarating cliff-top position overlooking the paradise of Walker Bay, Birkenhead House provides perfect antidote to the mundane and every day. The laid-back beach-house ambience and grand hotel opulence, Birkenhead House effortlessly blends grande dame hotel service with the relaxed ambience of a holiday villa. Whether you are seeking a rejuvenating retreat, or an adventure-filled beach holiday, Birkenhead House is the ideal destination. With cliff and fynbos walks beginning within a stone's throw of the hotel, and both ocean and mountains to explore, Birkenhead House truly does offer something for everyone. 
Birkenhead House
Birkenhead House
Birkenhead House
Birkenhead House
Birkenhead House
Birkenhead House
Birkenhead House
Birkenhead House
Birkenhead House
Birkenhead House
Birkenhead House
Birkenhead House

Room Information

Standard Room
Feel the fresh sea air fill all the corners of this luxurious room. There is a mini-bar, TV and an en suite bathroom with a bath and shower.

Luxury Room
With partial sea-views, these well-appointed luxury rooms have a king-size bed, air-con, and a flat-screen TV. Room Five boasts a patio with a private plunge pool.

Superior Room
These light and airy spacious rooms offer majestic mountain and sea views. There is a seating area, mini-bar, flat screen TV and air-con.

Deluxe Superior Room
Beautifully designed sea-facing rooms in the front house with generous balconies and dazzling ocean views.

Things To Do

Whale Watching
Hermanus is the world’s best location for land-based whale watching. The migration of whales along the coast is a globally anticipated wildlife spectacle, and Birkenhead House is lucky to have some of the best seats in the house.

See the Big 5 of the Sea
Explore the ocean and its wildlife in comfort on board a catamaran with an expert crew who are passionate and knowledgeable about the sea and its most incredible creatures.

Walk and Hikes
Make the most of Hermanus’ much-loved coastal trails and enjoy hiking or biking your way along a mountain trail. The famous Cliff Path Walk at Hermanus is one of the town’s most beautiful natural features and meanders for 7 miles along the rugged coastline.

Tour the local Wine Route
Just behind the historic town of Hermanus is the Hemel en Aarde Valley – an exciting and scenic wine region in South Africa producing fine, restrained, classically styled South African pinot noir and chardonnay.

Mussel Picking and Cooking Class
Forage for mussels growing wild on the rocks in front of the hotel and then learn how to prepare these fresh pickings into a delectable meal.

Hermanus Artwalk
Feel the creative energy of Hermanus as you explore the untapped art scene of the bustling sea town most known for its whale watching and beaches.

Penguins and Birding at the Estuary - Hermanus’ natural beauty is on the doorstep for guests at Birkenhead House. If you would like to spend dedicated time contributing to the wellbeing of these natural areas, you can participate in conservation-oriented activities that contribute to local wildlife protection.

Sea-inspired Wellness
Let the healing power of the ocean wash away stress and unwind in style with our range therapies and pampering treatments at the Birkenhead House Spa.



Hermanus, South Africa



Available Amenities:


Internet Access

Laundry Services

Mini Bar

On-Site Dining



Swimming Facilities

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Price Guide

$ = Up to $299
$$ = $300 to $599
$$$ = $600 to $999
$$$$ = $1000 to $2499
$$$$$ = $2500+
Starting price per room, per night, in USD and based on double occupancy.