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Savour the champagne air of Hermanus while watching whales and dolphins playing in the waves beneath this chic beach house.

Shark Cage Diving

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Diving with Great White Sharks is an exhilarating and fascinating experience. The team at Birkenhead House will gladly arrange a shark cage diving expedition for you in nearby Gansbaai. We use a company called Marine Dynamics whose primary focus is on marine conservation and research ensuring that your shark cage diving experience will be undertaken responsibly and with minimum impact on the environment.

Wine Tasting

The Hemel-en-Aarde is one of South Africa's premier, cool-climate wine producing regions and is home to some of the country's finest and oldest estates. It’s no coincidence that the Afrikaans name Hemel-en-Aarde translates directly to Heaven-and-Earth.


Birkenhead House is located between two of Hermanus's best swimming beaches - Voelklip and Nanny's Beach. The mile long Grotto Beach is just a short drive or walk away. Ask a member of our staff to suggest the perfect beach for you!

Sea Kayaking

Sea kayaking is a wonderful outdoor pursuit for the more adventurous. It will get you up close to some of Hermanus's fascinating sea life and it's also great exercise.


Hermanus is a wonderful golfing destination. Hermanus Golf Club in the centre of town and Arabella golf club is just a short distance away and voted amongst the Top 5 golf courses in South Africa.

Cycling and Hiking

Hermanus is surrounded by natural wonder. There are two incredible nature reserves in close proximity - Fernkloof Nature Reserve and Walker Bay Nature Reserve.

Horse Riding

Whether you're a first time rider or an experienced pro, Hermanus is the ideal destination to explore on horse back while savouring the champagne air.


Embark on a one or two hour fishing expedition around Gansbaai, Bettie’s Bay or if the weather permits, on long beach also known as “Die Plaat” which is a semi-private beach, that forms part of the Walker Bay Nature Reserve.

Whales and Dolphins

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Rugged cliffs, invigorating air and stirring views characterise the charming town of Hermanus, the world’s best location for land-based whale watching.

Dining at Birkenhead House

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At Birkenhead House in Hermanus, world-class cuisine is served in a spectacular setting.

Birkenhead House Spa

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Unwind in fine style with our range of spa treatments at Birkenhead House in Hermanus.


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.

Mussel Picking

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.

Wine Tasting at Birkenhead House

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Over the last few years, Food & Beverage Manager Ricardo Roux has carefully crafted the award winning wine list at Birkenhead House.

Honeymoons at Birkenhead House

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Romance is in the air at Birkenhead House - an intimate and chic beach house on the cliffs of Hermanus, high above two pristine beaches.

Day Tours

For those who have an extended itinerary in Hermanus, Birkenhead House can gladly organise day tours which encompass a wide range of experiences, from encounters with Africa's big cats to deep sea fishing tours - there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Family Holidays at Birkenhead House

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Hermanus is a wonderful holiday destination for families, with many pristine beaches ideal for swimming and seaside fun.

Whale Watching

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Gain fascinating insights into the lives of these gentle giants.

Weddings at Birkenhead House

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Birkenhead House offers one of the most exclusive and intimate beach wedding venues in Cape Town and Hermanus. Against the restless beauty of the Atlantic Ocean, Birkenhead House offers guests a stylish, yet relaxed celebration among spectacular natural beauty.