With its exhilarating cliff-top position overlooking the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay, Birkenhead House offers the perfect Hermanus luxury accommodation for those seeking an extraordinary seaside experience. From its incredible viewpoint, observe surfers carving through the waves, and for several months each year, witness Southern Right Whales breaching just metres from the shore.
Incredibly, what lies within Birkenhead House is as breath-taking as what lies beyond. The hotel’s contemporary décor is an artful mix of classic beach house style and quirky opulence. What’s more, the furnishing and artwork is eclectic and arresting. While Birkenhead House is Hermanus luxury accommodation at its best, the hotel is characterised by a laidback and easy-going atmosphere. Following a relaxed breakfast at noon, take afternoon tea on your balcony, then gaze over the ocean at dusk over a cocktail or two. Dinners are leisurely, staffs are friendly and knowledgeable, and the pace is comfortable. Alternatively, cool down in the infinity pool, which runs down the centre of Birkenhead House and looks out towards the sea.