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.

Birkenhead House Highlights

  • 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

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