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Birkenhead House
Hermanus

Beach heaven beckons at this relaxed but chic property perched on a cliff overlooking the whale-watching paradise of Walker Bay in the town of Hermanus. Choose from 11 elegantly decorated suites with either sea or mountain views and indulge in out-of-this world pampering. Balconies, underfloor heating and vast bathtubs promise a truly relaxing experience, along with invigorating cliff walks and even (for the truly brave) cage–shark diving.

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. Do follow up a visit with a mussel-picking jaunt and dinner overlooking the rolling ocean.

Swimming at the  mere steps-away beaches of Voëlklip, (‘bird rock’ in Afrikaans) and the white sand strip of Grotto Beach 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.

Hermanus is known for its wild beauty, artisanal food and its access to the Hemel-en-Aarde wine route, specialising in cool climate Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs. 

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