Birkenhead House

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Luxury five star accommodation in Hermanus with world class whale watching

Birkenhead House is one of those Hermanus hotels loved by all who choose to stay there on a Western Cape holiday or tour of the Cape coast because it promises breath-taking vistas from its perfect spot perched on a cliff overlooking Walker Bay. The stately Birkenhead House also features five-star accommodation with world-class whale viewing and more and it is so easy to simply walk down to the beach at Walker Bay to watch whales playing in the water.

Learn more about the regal Southern Right and Humpback Whales as you taste fine wines on the terrace and dine in laid-back luxury. Stroll along the Cliff Path, shop at the local market and set off for a Great White adventure. Never a dull moment in Hermanus when you book this holiday package on the whale route that could also include wine tasting in Franschhoek, Great White shark cage diving in Gansbaai and hiking in the mountains of Swellendam. 

It’s a lovely place to start or end your trip in South Africa thanks to its complete beauty and luxury. Exemplary service, fresh homemade food, constant fires in the lounge as whales swim past and transfers to explore shark diving or whale walks. 

Choose a room that suits you as they are all uniquely decorated in a feminine and elegant manner – one with a silky Eastern design and others with antiques and sea views. Wrap-around balconies, plunge pools, free-standing bathtubs, showers and lovely four-poster beds, the rooms are definitely luxury and a treat to rest in when not out exploring the bay. 

And, as if that is not enough, the hotel has plenty of facilities to entertain and please all guests – three swimming pools, spa, gym, free Wi-Fi throughout, and off-street parking. Rooms contain flatscreen TVs, DVD/CD players, books to read and a minibar.  Your package deal with Voyage2Africa includes transfers and food, excitement and more.



Conveniently perched on a cliff top overlooking Walker Bay, the whale-watching hotspot in Hermanus South Africa, Birkenhead House is a picture of tranquillity and comfort. This stunning Western Cape hotel offers the finest in intercontinental cuisine, eclectic activities and luxury accommodations with unparalleled sea and mountain views. The hotel oozes an aura of romance and seduction making it the perfect retreat for a South African honeymoon. 

Choose a room with sea or mountain views, from a choice of uniquely inspired décor from Chinese to South African, where all furnishings are elegant and proper.  Lavish studio suites come draped in a fusion of contemporary and antique décor and Birkenhead House offers one honeymoon suite and a room with a plunge pool. An infinity swimming pool whose water seems to merge with that of the ocean beyond is the highlight of this hotel with a view. 

The hotel boasts two spa treatment rooms with an assortment of massages, reflexology and aromatherapy treatments and a fully equipped gym is handy for a workout when the weather turns. Elegant dining promises scrumptious meals and seafood delicacies prepared by award-winning chefs who have international exposure.

Hermanus is whale watching mecca and at Birkenhead House, guests do it in style – sail aboard a custom-made boat with a raised viewing platform to view Humpback and Southern Right Whales in the company of an expert captain and trained guards. Check out diverse marine wildlife on this excursion including a glimpse of a Great White Shark, African Penguin, Cape Fur Seal and numerous sea birds. Shark diving, day trips to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve – the largest private fynbos conservation area in the world, kayaking, scuba diving and a lot more activities are available.

Chat to Voyage2Africa today to secure your South African tour from Cape Town, via the Winelands and the Whale Coast to the beautiful Eastern Cape Nature Reserves!

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  • Whale watching
  • Shark cage diving
  • Golf
  • Horse riding on the beach
  • Hiking
  • Surfing
  • Mussel picking
  • Wine tasting


  • Transfers to/from Hermanus
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner in the communal dining room
  • Drinks.

The lounge area of the luxury accommodation at Birkenhead House
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  • 11 suites in 3 different houses with unique views
  • King-size antique beds, fancy chairs, antiques, original artworks, spacious bathrooms with huge baths, elegant showers
  • Spa, restaurant, swimming pools, gym
  • Dining room, lounge, gardens.


  • See Southern Right and Humpback Whales breach from your patio
  • Walk onto the Cliff Path from your garden, then down to Walker Bay
  • 5-star facilities in a chilled setting with swimming pools, a gym, a spa, nouvelle cuisine and world-class service.
  • Transfers to find the whales, the Great White shark cave diving and other sightseeing in the area.
  • A modern design within, with a beachy yet trendy lavishness that offsets the sea views and whale-watching delights.

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