Birkenhead House | Hermanus

An All-inclusive Small Boutique Hotel

Personal Impression

An outstanding property. It is very difficult to describe the combination of luxury, warmth and romance that the Birkenhead House conveys. The setting is idyllic and right on the ocean with amazing views. The rooms are all unique, beautifully decorated with great bathrooms. This is a property you will always remember. If you have an interest this is the place to go for Great White Shark viewing. Click here for a personal review of this experience.


Birkenhead House is situated in Hermanus and is approximately 120km (75 miles) from Cape Town. Easily accessible by car from Cape Town, either by freeway or a scenic road. The hotel is positioned right on the cliff overlooking the beach and ocean. This is a prime whale spotting area and you can sit on the patio of the hotel to view the whales.


The rooms all have completely different styles and layouts. Each has its charm, so it is hard to determine one room better than another. The prime rooms are on the front of the house with a clear view overlooking the ocean. All rooms have an ocean view except for room number 11 and that has a mountain view. Rooms 1, 5, 6, 8 are the most expensive with 2, 3, 7, 9 being the next level. Rooms 4, 10 and 11 are the least expensive. No matter where you are accommodated, you will be delighted with your room.

All rooms include all meals, local beverages and laundry.
More Pictures of Birkenhead House and Great White Shark Experience

Dining and Public Rooms

All areas of Birkenhead are exquisitely furnished and very comfortable. There are two pools on the property. One pool is in the center of the property with ample deck chairs and umbrellas. Another pool is on the patio overlooking the ocean. This area can be set up with tables and chairs, as pictured below and is a favorite spot for a wedding reception. Many of the public rooms look out onto the ocean. A view is very much a part of the stay at Birkenhead House. The menus are fairly extensive and offer a huge variety of options with an emphasis on seafood. Room service is happy to provide breakfast in bed. Birkenhead House has a full workout and spa facility with a variety of treatments.

Internet: Internet room is available for guests for no additional charge.

Birkenhead House