Rugged cliffs, invigorating air and stirring views characterise the charming town of Hermanus. Situated between the Kleinrivier Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on the Cape Coast, this is the world’s best location for land-based whale watching.
At Birkenhead House in Hermanus, world-class cuisine is served in a spectacular setting. Executive Chef Oliver Coetzee grew up in South Africa's Western Cape where the cuisine has a strong Malay influence. He's also had a long time passion for Asian flavours. The culmination of these influences with the abundance of fresh, local seafood makes for a truly tantalising menu.
Unwind in fine style with our range of spa treatments at Birkenhead House in Hermanus. With a medley of massage, aromatherapy and reflexology treatments, there is no more relaxing way to round off a leisurely day.
Join General Manager Shane Brummer for a surfing lesson on the beach below Birkenhead House - we even have our own Birkenhead House surf boards and wet suits.
Our chefs will show you how to safely pick these delicious marine treats from the mussel clad rocks below Birkenhead House before preparing them for you with a little garlic, cream and white wine. Please note that Mussel Picking is seasonal.