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Birkenhead House

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Dining at the Birkenhead House

At this Hotel, the high-class cuisine is a matter of course. In real fusion fashion, the food here is a fine mixture of modern African Cuisine occupied by traditional French techniques. On offer are homemade bread, ice creams, and sorbets, as well as tempura strawberries (seasonal) and fresh local fishes ranging from Marlin, Red Roman & Kabeljou to crayfish and mussels. Soups are a treat and guests may enjoy flavours ranging from vanilla butternut to roasted red pepper tomato.

Guests can choose from a number of different areas in the Hotel as to where they would like to enjoy their meals. These are:

  • On the patio overlooking the ocean
  • In the courtyard next to the pool
  • In the glass-fronted dining area
  • In-room dining where guests can indulge in a sumptuous meal within in the privacy of the suite


Spa Facilities

Lavender Room: The elegantly appointed with a fully equipped bathroom to enhance the spa experience. The delightful aroma of Lavender, gentle background music and the therapeutic sound of the water feature combine to restore balance and soothe the senses.

Cinnamon Room: Known for its warming qualities, which is why the hotel has named the second spa treatment room after this great spice. The room is a beautifully decorated, with unwinding ambient music and a pleasant smell of the cinnamon that promotes rest of the mind.


Activities, Sports & Leisure

Whale watching

May through to December, the Southern Right can be spotted along the Walker Bay with its massive presence. August is the peak season of the birthing period.

Nearby beaches

Some of the nearby beaches are as follows:

  • Left to the Hotel is Voëlklip Beach, (Afrikaans, meaning ‘bird rock’) which is perfect for sunbathing.
  • The right to the Hotel is Nanny’s or Kamma Bay. Here guests can request a picnic basket from the Hotel and pack some beach bats and balls for fun filled day.
  • Grotto beach is only a 10 min way away from the Hotel and is the longest strip of white sand in Hermanus, which has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Status. Guests can here, soak up the sun and take a dip in the Ocean.

Fernkloof Nature Reserve offers stunning birds-eye views of Walker Bay for those with high energy levels. Over 1104 different plant species have been collected and identified within the reserve, an area of only 13 square kilometres. A 8 km walk from the Hotel into the centre of town is a perfect opportunity take in all the scenery.


The Hotel has an outdoor swimming pool from where beautiful views can be enjoyed across the ocean.


Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 11:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
  • Internet access in rooms
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Complimentary access and transfers to a local gym
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity in all rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Doctor on call
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Laundry services
  • Luxury transfer service within a 20km/12 mile radius
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Standard Hotel room

# Rooms:

Room 10: Back House Upstairs

Room Amenities

  • King-size bed with steps & Venetian headboard
  • Victorian chair
  • Antique oak half moon tables
  • Pink leather chair
  • A separate dressing room
  • TV cabinet with a digital television & DVD
  • Mini bar
  • The small balcony with table & chairs that provide views of the Ocean
  • The bathroom is equipped with a stone freestanding egg-shaped bath and a walk in shower.

Room 11: Back House Upstairs

Room Amenities

  • Balcony offers views of the majestic Overberg Mountain Range
  • King-size four-poster bed
  • Mirrored desk and bedside table
  • Black lacquer cupboard
  • Antique Chinese vases
  • Antique tub chairs in yellow silk
  • Mirrored TV cabinet with a digital Television, DVD
  • Mini bar
  • The bathroom is equipped with a freestanding Victorian bath in the centre of the room and an open walk-in shower.


# Rooms:

Room 4: Front House Downstairs

Room Amenities:

  • Balcony with a beautiful sea view
  • Queen-size bed with gold-framed headboard
  • A Shagreen digital TV cabinet & DVD
  • Mini bar
  • Hand-carved antique chair
  • Leather desk and original paintings
  • The bathroom is equipped with shower and a freestanding Victorian bath.

Room 7: Middle House Upstairs

Room Amenities

  • Stunning sea views from the balcony
  • Cane table and chairs
  • French gold antique chair
  • A Shagreen Desk, chair
  • TV cabinet with TV, DVD
  • Mini bar 
  • Two ¾ beds with padded headboards
  • The bathroom is equipped with a freestanding Victorian bath and opens onto a mountain facing balcony.

Room 9: Back House Upstairs

Room Amenities

  • King-size freestanding bed with leather headboard
  • A 2-seater silken love couch
  • A leather desk
  • Digital TV & DVD
  • Mini bar
  • A step-down bathroom equipped with a freestanding Victorian bath, walk-in open shower and antique Edwardian chair
  • The room also has three balconies with outdoor furniture to enjoy the sea and mountain views.

Superior Room

# Rooms:

Room 2: Front House Upstairs

Room Amenities

  • Ralph Lauren-inspired glass cupboards
  • A double bed with striped padded headboard
  • Stunning views of the ocean
  • Two petite balconies furnished with table and chairs
  • Flat screen digital TV, DVD
  • Mini bar
  • The Bathroom is equipped with a Victorian bath.

Room 3: Front House Downstairs

Room Amenities

  • Lovely views of the ocean from the private balcony
  • TV cabinet with a digital TV, DVD
  • Mini bar
  • Queen-size, a French four-poster bed, draped in crisp whites
  • A Shagreen Desk
  • The large bathroom is equipped with a freestanding Victorian bath and a complemented by a walk-in shower.

Room 5: Middle House Downstairs

Room Amenities

  • Offers partial sea views
  • Opens onto a patio and pool area
  • Has a daybed and outside table and chairs
  • A king-size four-poster bed
  • An antique English bureau
  • An antique gilded French chair
  • A Shagreen TV cupboard with TV, DVD
  • Mini bar
  • The bathroom is equipped with cabinets with bath and shower.

Room 6:  Middle House Upstairs

Room Amenities

  • A lavish king-size bed with dark wooden headboard
  • 2-seater silken couch
  • Balcony with cane chairs and views of ocean and mountains
  • The bathroom is equipped with a freestanding Victorian bath adorned with two freestanding vanities.

Room 8: Middle House Upstairs

Room Amenities

  • Ocean and mountain views from the front or large back balcony respectively
  • King-size four-poster bed
  • Silk high-back chairs
  • Cabinet with TV, DVD
  • Mini bar
  • The bathroom is equipped with a Victorian freestanding bath with chaise lounge and an open shower.

Deluxe Superior

# Rooms:

Room 1: Front House Upstairs

Room Amenities

  • Ocean views from the balcony
  • King-size Louis Farouk antique bed
  • 18th-century French gold chair
  • A yellow silk French antique couch
  • TV cabinet with digital television, DVD
  • Mini bar
  • The bathroom is equipped with a Victorian bathtub, a walk-in shower and two vanities

Birkenhead House offers an airport transfer service. To receive a quote or make an airport transfer booking, please click the button below.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -34.410424

Longitude: 19.280122


Driving directions to the Birkenhead House from the Cape Town International Airport, South Africa
about 1 hour 30 mins

1. Head south-east 350 m
2. Slight right toward Ring 400 m
3. Slight right at Ring 130 m
4. Slight right to stay on Ring 92 m
5. Slight left to stay on Ring 400 m
6. Continue onto Airport Approach Rd 1.4 km
7. Take the ramp onto N2 71.3 km
8. Take exit 90 toward R43/Kleinmond/Hermanus 1.0 km
9. Merge onto R43 30.8 km
10. Turn left at Main Rd/R43
Continue to follow R43
Go through 1 roundabout 4.5 km
11. Turn right at 7th Ave 350 m

Birkenhead House
7th Avenue, Voelklip, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

Car Rental

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star


The fabulous five star Birkenhead House opened in January 2003. The staff continuously strives to provide their guests with an unforgettable experience of a genuinely superior nature. This commitment to excellence has resulted in Birkenhead House receiving international acclaim in the form of the following prestigious awards:

  • Best Small Hotel, South Africa – African Property Awards.
  • Travellers Choice Award for Best Bargain, Africa- Travel Advisor (USA)
  • Top 101 Hotels of the Year - Tatler (UK)
  • Hideaways of the Year: Grand Award Winner -Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report
  • Top Boutique Hotel of the Year - Top Billing Magazine
  • UK Condé Nast Traveller: One of 50 new Hotels of the World
  • USA Condé Nast Traveller Hotlist: 80 Best New Hotels in the World
  • Member of the Royal Portfolio of exclusive hotels in South Africa

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