Birkenhead House

An elegant and intimate beach house overlooking the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay

Only one hour and a half from Cape Town, Birkenhead House is named after a British troop ship that sank in Walker Bay in 1852. Decorated to reflect the beauty of its coastal setting, this private hotel has a contemporary style, with an eclectic mix of modern and antique. No expense has been spared in making this the ultimate coastal retreat.

Most of the opulently appointed rooms offer expansive vistas of Walker Bay. From the comfort of the residence, guests can look forward to sighting the majestic Southern Right whales that enter the sheltered waters of Walker Bay every year to calve from the months of June to December. Other attractions include a gym, two spa treatment rooms and a dual-level swimming pool located in a sheltered courtyard. Not forgetting, of course, Hermanus’ two best swimming beaches which are just a stone’s throw away.

Spectacular mountain trails and breathtaking cliff path walks are also within easy reach from Birkenhead House. Guests can explore the thriving floral kingdom which has a higher diversity of species than anywhere else in the world.

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