Birkenhead House

Birkenhead House


The exclusive luxury hotel Birkenhead House was named after Her Majesty’s Ship „Birkenhead“. In the year 1852 the HMS Birkenhead was the largest vessel of the fleet with a crew of 130.


Looking out over the ocean, the hotel is situated on top of the Hermanus cliffs along the Garden Route. The superb location affords this stately house a most magnificent view of Walker Bay famous for its whales.


Birkenhead House spoils its guests with unsurpassed luxury and is the ideal hideaway for all read more » those seeking a highlight on the coast.


The authentic beauty of the natural surrounding is being mirrored by the lovingly decorated interior with its exquisite, antique furniture. Everything has been designed to make you stay at this unique accommodation memorable.


Fulfilling even the most discerning guest’s wishes, the turquoise pool promises relief from the heat while the Wellness and Spa treatments offers indulgence matched only by the exquisite cuisine.


The cuisine’s pledge to freshness and creativity is implicit. Delightful creations including extravagant seafood platter are designed to seduce the senses. The Birkenhead House cuisine places great importance on serving a wide variety from Sushi to spicy fusion creations.


It goes without saying that the room service will pamper you with delicacies in your private quarters. Why not order breakfast in bed and enjoy the perfect start to a perfect day?


The attentive and friendly service is there to take care of all your needs. Learn the secrets of surfing or enjoy a sundowner cocktail on the beach while the staff is preparing a barbeque under the clear night sky.


It has to be mentioned that, thanks to the moderate size of the hotel, the ambience is extraordinarily personal and intimate assuring perfect service and easy contact to other guests. « show less


The exclusive Birkenhead House is the pride of Phil and Liz Biden who have transformed the old Birkenhead Hotel and an exceptionally beautiful property into a fantastic getaway for discerning guest seeking read more » a luxurious home away from home.


The result gives credit to their efforts. Eight sumptuous suites, each with a private veranda overlooking the bay below, offer first-class accommodation.


The view is especially magnificent from June through to November when whales can be spotted in the bay waving their flukes. Imagine the scenery: sitting on your veranda, sipping a South African wine and listening to the gentle giants’ song at sunset … a truly unique experience.


Giving birth to their young there, the whales enjoy the sanctuary of the protected bay each year. It is a most stirring experience that will surely contribute to make you vacation unforgettable.


However, there is not just the view alone to enjoy. Spoil yourself in the hotel’s excellent restaurant or have a refreshing tea served to you punctually at three in the afternoon. The personnel are trained to anticipate your every wish.


A range of tracks into the mountains or following the cliffs provide easy to challenging activity. Additional energy can be worked off at the fitness centre or alternatively restored by one of the many spa treatments.


The elaborately designed pool extends over two levels at the centre of the complex providing privacy when needed.


For those who prefer the ocean: The most beautiful beaches of the area are located within easy reach of the Birkenhead House. « show less


Hardly any other holiday destination offers the same variety of entertaining options to personally design the perfect day of your vacation.


A whale watching tour to see these fascinating creatures visiting read more » the bay to give birth from up close is not to be missed. Additionally, the tours provided the opportunity to see seals, dolphins and of course other whale species.


Highly recommendable is the cruise to Dyer Island or a visit to nature reserve Grootbos.


Culinary highlights are at the focus if you join a tour to Stanford, a trip which will include visiting a cheese dairy as well as a local brewery.


Quicken your pulse on a shark dive. The seaside town of Gaansbaai as well as the nature reserve Grootbos are especially known for the high chances of encountering a Great White face to face on a cage dive.


Those fond of a good wine will enjoy a tour to the Hemel n’Arde Valley which houses four of the country’s excellent wineries. Sample the produce locally and take some home as a liquid memory of your holiday.


Located in between the centre of Hermanus and Birkenhead House, an outstanding golf course challenges you to improve your handicap.


Visit the famous Arabella Estate which you can reach by car in just half an hour.


Experience a trip through the enticing landscape on horseback. The staff at the reception of the Birkenhead House will help you make the arrangements.


Try sea-kayaking early in the morning to enjoy the quit of the new day. It will afford you with a superb view of the coastline and perhaps a chance of a quite encounter with the whales.


Visit the port of Hermanus to talk to the skippers who can take you out for a day of deep-sea fishing.


Go diving or snorkelling to your heart’s content – the options are endless.


Whether you rent a bicycle or relax through Yoga, go bird-watching or diving in the open ocean – you will certainly find your very own highlight among the many possibilities to spend the day.


Coming home to the hotel after spending a day out, the time just before dinner is perfect to visit the hotel’s spa and wellness centre where experienced therapists will let you forget the strains of day under their caring hands.


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