Birkenhead House

Hotel | Hermanus

Hermanus' best whale-watching spot

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

But what makes Birkenhead House truly unique is its ideal location on a cliff top overlooking Walker Bay, Hermanus’ whale-watching hotspot. Every year southern right whales venture into the waters of Walker Bay to calve and this event 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 2 Standard Rooms, 3 Luxury Rooms, 4 Superior Rooms, and 2 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 to Walker Bay
  • Top-notch food and drinks are included in your stay

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From$266per person
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Cnr of 7th 11th Street, Voelklip

Hermanus, Western Cape, 7200

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