Perched high on the cliffs of Hermanus, overlooking the whale watchers’ paradise of Walker Bay, is the beautiful Birkenhead House. Accommodating guests in the utmost luxury, this is the perfect destination for those seeking the pinnacle of seaside living.
Only 90 minutes from Cape Town, Birkenhead House is named after a British troop ship that sank in Walker Bay in 1852. Decorated to reflect the beauty of its coastal setting, it is adorned with rare maritime antiques. No expense has been spared in making this the ultimate coastal retreat.
Most of the eleven opulently appointed sea-facing suites offers expansive vistas of Walker Bay. From the comfort of the residence, guests can look forward to sighting the majestic Southern Right whales that enter the sheltered waters of Walker Bay every year to calve. Other attractions include a gym and treatment centre, and a dual-level swimming pool located in a sheltered courtyard. Not forgetting, of course, Hermanus’ two best swimming beaches which are just a stone’s throw away.
At Birkenhead House world-class cuisine is a matter of course. Lavish meals and seafood delicacies are served up daily, and room service will be happy to oblige guests with a sumptuous breakfast in bed.