Birkenhead House

  • The Whales
    From June through to December, the huge migratory Southern Right Whale can be seen from the Pool deck at Birkenhead House.
  • Clifftop Views
    Arguably one of the most stunning hotel locations in South Africa, perched on a cliff top over looking Walker Bay.
  • Discerning
    Birkenhead offers standards of accommodation and service that will satisfy even the most discerning of travellers.
  • Sophisticated Cuisine
    High standard of cuisine with a great variety on the menu. The in house chef will cater for even the most sophisticated of palates
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General Information

This Hermanus hotel has an exquisite clifftop location overlooking the whale-watching paradise of Walker Bay, less than 2-hour’s drive from Cape Town.

Birkenhead House has a stunning contemporary beach house feel and yet is steeped in historical significance. There are 11 luxuriously appointed suites which are decorated in bold original styles; and all feature balconies, under-floor heating and complimentary mini-bars. The laid back, easy-going atmosphere is reflected in the facilities which include a spa and a magnificent infinity pool which looks out over the ocean.


Birkenhead House is situated in Hermanus in and is approximately 120km (75 miles) from Cape Town.

  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Under-floor heating
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Complimentary shuttle service to Hermanus

Eleven suites, all individually designed. Some offer stunning views of the Ocean. One room has its own private pool. Most rooms have their own private balcony. The rooms contain an extensive array of artwork and artefacts collected by the owners on their travels throughout the world.


Birkenhead house offers world-class cuisine as a matter of course, and you can look forward to delicious dishes prepared by the in-house gourmet chef. All diets and preferences can be catered for.

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