Birkenhead House

Beautiful boutique hotel overlooking whale-rich Walker Bay in Hermanus

Birkenhead House

Birkenhead House is a beautiful boutique hotel perched atop a cliff overlooking Walker Bay in Hermanus. The artistically designed hotel mixes beach house style with quirky comfort. Having only 11 suites, the hotel succeeds in providing an intimate and relaxed atmosphere for its guests.

The individually designed suites have light colours and classic antique furnishings. Each room has a large double bed with high quality linens and attached private modern bathrooms. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, digital TV, DVD player, mini bar, and have Wi-Fi internet access and some rooms have balconies with sea views.

There is an excellent gourmet restaurant serving delicious gourmet dishes with a mix of traditional African, French, Italian and Asian cuisine as well as local Cape peninsula seafood.

Facilities at the hotel include an attractive lounge with grand fireplace, bar and sun deck with infinity pool looking out on the bay. There is also a spa offering a range massage, aromatherapy and reflexology treatments, and a well stocked gym.


Private bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, restaurant, lounge, bar, swimming pool, spa, gym, massage treatment, fireplace, free WiFi, TV, library.

Local Wildlife

Walkers Bay and the sea off Hermanaus are superb for watching southern right whales between May and October.

Optional Activities

Whale watching, tours of Hermanus, hiking, mountain biking and yoga are all also available.

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Alan Godwin
Area Specialist

For luxury whale watching without needing to get out of bed, this hotel is the one to choose.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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Birkenhead House -34.409963, 19.280555 Birkenhead HouseView

We thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. Leopard View was fantastic. The guide did his upmost for us and the rest of the game viewing was great. We saw everything that we wanted to see.

Mr RA - Basingstoke