Location: Hermanus
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Birkenhead House in Hermanus is a luxury 5 star guest house, and should be on your wish list when visiting South Africa!  Birkenhead House is a mere 1 ½ hour’s drive from Cape Town and can be found perched on the top of a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, with Voёlklip Beach stretching out alongside you – this is truly heaven on earth!
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Bold and beautiful at the Birkenhead

About Birkenhead House

Birkenhead House is a mix of contemporary and classic beach house style, but with a quirky opulence. Furnishings and artwork are arresting and eclectic!  Each room possesses its own style of décor, and the atmosphere at Birkenhead House is relaxed, discretely and highly professionally staffed. With mesmerizing views over the Indian Ocean, Birkenhead House offers a pace that sets the tone for a lovely holiday. There is really nothing quite like having lunch al fresco on the edge of the cliff side swimming pool, overlooking the ocean with the surfers riding the waves directly below you. If you decide to dine in for lunch or dinner, you will also be indulged by their highly skilled in house Chef, who will tantalize your taste-buds with his own surprises, or create meals to suit your own immediate taste desires.

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Can you imagine yourself here? The Birkenhead.

Birkenhead House Attractions

While staying at Birkenhead House, you have the opportunity to experience Shark Cage Diving or boat based whale watching in nearby Gansbaai, play a round of golf at one of the Cape’s top ranked golf estates – Arabella Hotel & Spa or Hermanus Golf Club, and experience the excellent wine estates of the region:  Beaumont Wines, Bouchard Finlayson, Cape Bay and Hamilton Russell Vineyards.

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Golf: amongst the many things to do in Hermanus.

Although the cuisine at Birkenhead House is absolutely fantastic, you might want a change of scenery,  so why not drive to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve where you can enjoy an excellent lunch overlooking stunning Walker Bay, where the whales can be seen frolicking between June and September.  Birkenhead House is perfect as a very special small wedding venue, as not only will you have peace of mind given the high competence of the wonderful staff and their organizational skills, but the cuisine and setting is out of this world.


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Greatest Africa was founded in the Greater Cape Area of South Africa, and offers private wine tours in the exquisite Cape Region. Our exclusive tours are guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.

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