Birkenhead House boasts an enviable location atop the rugged cliffs of the Cape Coast, giving it dazzling ocean views and easy access to one of Hermanus' finest beaches. From July to October it offers some of South Africa's finest land based whale watching, and in the summer months from December to March is the perfect spot for some relaxed beach time, just one and half hours from Cape Town.
Birkenhead House is the epitome of contemporary beach house cool: modern, stylish and visually stunning. The ambience is laidback, easygoing and fun, the eleven double suites are luxuriously appointed for maximum comfort and indulgence and the food the finest international fusion cuisine.
Whimsical touches such as a shell-covered armoire and feather-trimmed lampshades establish a mood of humour and fun whilst the white walls and contemporary artwork exude serious modern chic. From the quirky flower arrangements to the delectable homemade cakes for tea, Birkenhead House in Walker Bay, Hermanus, is a stylish yet charming destination where you will feel instantly at home.
Aside from whale-watching (from May to December), a myriad of activities is possible on both land and sea in Hermanus. Embark on an unforgettable voyage around Dyer Island. Lose yourself in the beauty of the lush mountain trails and walks, study indigenous birdlife or experience the adventure of deep-sea fishing.
At Birkenhead House, world-class cuisine is a matter of course. Food is a subtle mixture of modern African Cuisine, Cape seafood, and traditional French techniques with strong Asian and Italian influences. On offer are homemade breads, ice creams and sorbets, as well as delicacies such as tempura strawberries and fresh local fish and Cape seafood ranging from Marlin, Red Roman and Kabeljou to crayfish and mussels. Soups are a treat with flavours as unusual and exotic as vanilla and butternut.