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Birkenhead House
Hermanus

Beach heaven beckons at this relaxed but chic property that overlooks the beautiful beaches of Voëlklip, (meaning ‘bird rock’ in Afrikaans) and the white sand strip of Grotto Beach. Birkenhead is a 10-minute drive outside of the whale-watching town of Hermanus, so stays here can involve serious chill-out time by the gorgeous pool which has 180-degrees view out onto the Atlantic, or in the right months (June - November) epic marine safaris to see pods of whales migrating.

Birkenhead House comprises of 11 elegantly decorated suites with either sea or mountain views where guests can indulge in out-of-this world pampering. Each room has its own character and room 4 is one of Ampersand’s favourites, with stunning sea views and quirky artwork on the walls. Balconies, underfloor heating and vast bathtubs promise a truly relaxing experience, along with invigorating cliff walks or some retail therapy in one of Hermanus’ many interiors shops. Birkenhead House is justly renowned for its seafood platters and the town’s heritage as a fishing village is explored at the nearby Old Harbour Museum. All meals are included in the price of your room meaning that you can fully relax and enjoy the delights of this wonderful hotel.

Swimming in the Atlantic mere steps-away can be accompanied by a picnic basket created by the hotel which comes complete with beach bats and balls – a touch the younger guests will enjoy. If swimming in the chilly Atlantic isn’t your thing then you can watch from the comfort of the pool. Hermanus is also well situated to explore the fynbos, the Cape’s floral kingdom which has more biodiversity than the Amazon Rainforest, with over 9,000 species of flora and fauna, the majority of which are endemic. The area has numerous nature reserves and during the whale watching, the coastal walks provide epic elevated views of the mighty marine mammals breaching and slapping their fins.

Hermanus is also known for its wild beauty, artisanal food and its access to the Hemel-en-Aarde wine route, specialising in cool climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. A stay in Hermanus will be a feast for all your senses and no better way to enjoy it than from the serenity of Birkenhead House.

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