Hermanus' Best Whale-watching Spot

Picture this: a beach house that somehow manages to pull off five-star luxury. Sound impossible? At Birkenhead House in Hermanus, this is exactly what you’ll find – Great Gatsby-style elegance that doesn’t take itself too seriously, still retaining that laid-back aura you want from a beach retreat.

What makes Birkenhead House truly unique is its ideal location on a clifftop overlooking Walker Bay, Hermanus’ whale-watching hotspot. Every year southern right whales venture into the waters of Walker Bay to calve – an event that attracts thousands of whale watchers annually. At Birkenhead, you have the advantage of front-row seats to this spectacle from the hotel deck. Plus: two of Hermanus’ best beaches are a short walk away.

Accommodation at Birkenhead House is nothing if not luxurious and consists of Standard Rooms, Luxury Rooms, Superior Rooms and Deluxe Superior Rooms. All the five-star trimmings are here: en-suite bathroom, complimentary mini-bar, Wi-Fi, television and tasteful furnishings. Drinks and meals are included in your stay. Top your stay off with a massage or a body wrap at the Birkenhead Spa. If the weather is fine, you can even enjoy your massage outside, with the waters of Walker Bay stretching out before you.


  • Perched on a clifftop overlooking Walker Bay, Hermanus’ whale-watching hotspot
  • 11 Rooms ranging from Standard to Deluxe Superior with all the five-star necessities
  • Close to two of Hermanus’ best swimming beaches
  • The Birkenhead Spa offers a range of treatments, with a view of Walker Bay
  • Top-notch food and drinks are included in your stay


Cnr of 7th 11th Street, Voelklip

Hermanus, Western Cape, 7200

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