This is the life

Birkenhead House & Villa

Hermanus, South Africa

Experiences – Beach Getaways, Romantic Escapes, Cultural Journeys

Getaway Experiences
  • Whale-watch between late June and October  
  • Walk along the coastline to Hermanus with its wonderful café’s and restaurants 
  • Play a round of Golf at any of the nearby Golf courses 
  • Birdwatch from your private terrace or from a lounger by the infinity pool 
  • Explore the flora of the Cape and hike into the Fernkloof Nature Reserve 
  • Drive through Hermanus' new wine route, the Hemel en Aarde Valley 
  • Shark Cage Diving in nearby Gaansbai
  • Relax, indulge and rejuvenate in stunning surroundings 
  • Beautiful sea and mountain views from across the property 
  • A unique destination for a wedding celebration or a honeymoon 
  • Luxurious accommodation with panoramic views
  • An Adult only property – perfect for honeymooners (except the Villa)  
  • The opportunity to see whales from the property, in season

  • Overview
  • Rooms
  • Services & Amenities
  • Tariffs & Packages
birkenhead house & villa view

Set on a cliff’s edge in the Western Cape, with stunning views over two sandy beaches, Birkenhead House is a haven of luxury for those travelling along the Garden Route. It has dazzling ocean views and easy access to the beach. Between June and November, the view includes whales, which swim right in front of the hotel. The hotel’s contemporary feel is a classic beach with a relaxed and easygoing atmosphere where you can breakfast at noon, take tea on your balcony, then watch the ocean at dusk over a cocktail or two. Birkenhead House is located on several levels with a dining terrace and an infinity pool whose water seems to merge with that of the ocean beyond. Decorated in to reflect the beauty of its coastal setting, it is adorned with rare maritime antiques and sumptuous fabrics giving it an opulent eclectic feel. This is arguably the ultimate coastal retreat.


  • Birkenhead House is set on beachside cliffs near the seaside town Hermanus, on the Garden Route of South Africa. 
  • It is located 110 kms south east from Cape Town, a journey of about 2 hours. 


Birkenhead House offers 11 beautifully furnished suites that offer vistas of either Walker Bay or the towering Kleinrivier mountain range. The suites are all equipped with Air conditioning, digital Television, DVD player, Wifi connection and complimentary minibar. Rooms are classified in 3 categories according to their size and views and they are numbered in ascending order back from the ocean.

  • Room 1 – Front House Upstairs

    Room 1, with its 2 balconies has magnificent views of the sea. The room has a king-size Louis Farouk bed, an antique French couch upholstered in yellow silk, an 18th-century gold chair and original art work. The bathroom is spacious with its huge bath tub, walk in shower and two vanities.

  • Room 2 – Front House Upstairs

    Decorated in a soft neutral palette with splashes of golden yellow, Room 2 looks out over the sea and has a double bed, a pair of antique silk tub chairs and two small balconies with chairs. The ensuite has twin marble sinks, a shower and a freestanding Victorian bath.

  • Room 2 – Front House Downstairs

    Room 3 has a queen-size white French four-poster, a private balcony overlooking the sea, a splendid shagreen desk and various original paintings. The large bathroom’s centrepiece is a magnificent freestanding Victorian bath, complemented by walk-in shower and two freestanding vanities.

  • Room 4 – Front House Downstairs

    On the ground floor with a beautiful view of the sea from the balcony, Room 4 has a queen-size bed with a gold-framed headboard, paintings, a leather desk and a hand-carved chair.  The bathroom is decorated with a shell mirror, single vanity table, shower and freestanding Victorian bath.

  • Room 5 – Middle House Downstairs

    In the middle of the House, offering partial sea views, this suite opens onto a patio and private pool area, furnished with daybed and table and chairs. Room 5 has a hand-carved king-size four-poster bed, an antique English bureau, a gold French chair and original artwork.  In the bathroom, shagreen-lined cupboards with double vanities surround the marble sunken bath and shower.

  • Room 6 – Middle House Upstairs

    The beautiful blue and green-toned Room 6 has a king-size bed with a big wooden headboard, a two-seater silk-covered couch, a zebra-skin mirror and footstool, and three wrap-around balconies with cane furniture and unparalleled ocean and mountain vistas. The bathroom has a freestanding Victorian bath adorned with two freestanding vanities.

  • Room 7 – Middle House Upstairs

    Room 7 has magnificent décor, including a French gold antique chair and shagreen desk as well as two ¾ beds (which can also be made up into an extra king) with padded headboards. The bathroom opens onto a mountain-facing balcony and is fitted with two shell mirrors, double marble-topped vanities and a marvellous Victorian bath. The balcony offers wonderful sea views.

  • Room 8 – Middle House Upstairs

    Two balconies, at the front and back, enjoy ocean and mountain views respectively. Indoors, luxury abounds with a king-size English antique four-poster bed and two lime green silk high-back chairs. In the spacious bathroom there is an inviting freestanding bath with twin vanities, chaise lounge and an open shower.

  • Room 9 – Back House Upstairs

    Enjoy the open ceilings with white tongue-in-groove finish, two-seater silken love couch, king sized bed and leather desk of Room 9. It also has lovely sea views from its three wraparound balconies. The ensuite has a freestanding bath, walk-in shower, antique Edwardian chair and two freestanding vanities.

  • Room 10 – Back House Upstairs

    This lavishly appointed room has a built-up king-size bed with marble steps, Venetian headboard, Victorian chair, antique oak half moon tables, pink leather chair and original paintings. There is a separate dressing room and a TV cabinet in leather and wood. A cosy balcony with table and two chairs offers the room an inflow of natural light and fresh sea air. The bathroom is extravagantly finished with stone floor, stone freestanding egg-shaped bath, two separate stone vanities and walk in shower.

  • Birkenhead Villa

    Birkenhead Villa’s fresh modern style makes it a great setting for easy holiday living. It has 5 beautifully decorated rooms, each of which can be booked separately and is a perfect seaside venue for multi-generational families or large groups. Each room has stunning sea views. The villa has a pool and a garden with staff on hand to help with children. There is a ground floor sitting room with TV, games, toys and DVDs aplenty so there is just as much to do indoors as out. 

Services & Amenities

  • Delicious snacks and meals are included in the accommodation cost and served in the oceanside dining room 
  • A wonderful choice of local South African wines are available 
  • A beautiful swimming pool for all the guests  
  • A full equipped gym  
  • A range of massage, aromatherapy and reflexology treatments at the Spa 

Tariffs & Packages

Estimated Average Price: Prices from ZAR 2500 per night

Price includes

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Mini bar
  • Wi-fi
  • Local beverages and house wines, tea and coffee
  • Laundry 
  • Shuttle to and from Hermanus

Terms & Conditions:
  • The estimated average price listed is for the base category room and is only indicative and may /may not include taxes. Please speak to or mail our luxury travel consultants with your dates of travel or fill out our enquiry form and we will revert with the best currently available price / offer for the chosen room category
  • The exclusive and/or special offers, if listed, are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without prior notice. Proof of eligibility maybe required to avail of some types of special offers (eg: honeymoon offers)
  • The booking, payment and cancellation policies of the hotel/s will apply and our luxury travel consultants will advice you of the same at the time of reservation
  • Check in time for most hotels worldwide is 1400 hrs and check out time is 1200 hrs. Early check in will be on request and is subject to availability
  • We do not levy any booking fees or service charges