The exquisite cliffside location of Birkenhead House makes this private hotel, situated in Hermanus a gem for locals and tourists alike. Situated on the edge of a cliff overlooking two beaches, the laid-back atmosphere of the hotel with its glamorous beach-house style décor is the perfect blend of luxury, sophistication and relaxation. From July to November, the hotel is also a prime viewing location for the frolicking whales in the bay. There are few things more delightful than walking barefoot in the sand, then winding your way back to the hotel to relax on the deck or in the infinity pool while taking in the endless sea view vistas.Read More
With 11 sumptuously decorated suites, Birkenhead House caters for every imaginable need, with all suites including TVs, DVD/CD players, libraries, mini bars, free WiFi and viewing balconies, and one suite offering a private swimming pool and deck. Modern touches can be seen throughout the hotel in the form of eclectic artwork, lampshades adorned in ostrich feathers and a pool running through the middle of the main living and dining space. When it comes to dining, guests are in for a treat. The chef, inspired by the close proximity of the ocean, whips up the freshest seafood dishes, as well as a fusion of African and French-inspired meals. Should guests feel the need to burn off some of the gourmet fare, the hotel gym is the place. Or they can indulge in some down time at the spa with a massage, reflexology or aromatherapy. Birkenhead House also makes for the ultimate wedding location. Just steps away from the beach, vows can be made ocean side and then festivities can ensue at this stylish yet laid-back location.
The town of Hermanus is a great holiday destination and is conveniently situated a mere hour and a half’s drive from Cape Town. It offers many varied activities from wine tasting to hiking; surfing to playing golf and boat trips to shopping. After a busy day, the warm and welcoming Birkenhead House ensures guests are relaxed and revived to tackle another day.