Situated on the cliffs overlooking Walker Bay, Birkenhead House is a private luxury hotel in the picturesque seaside town of Hermanus, famous for its whale-watching opportunities. This exquisite hotel offers a truly unique coastal experience for its guests, combining the ultimate in luxury accommodation with quintessential South Africa coastal touring opportunities that include surfing, sea-kayaking, horseback riding on the beach, bird-watching, whale-watching for Southern Right and Humpback Whales, and cage-diving to interact with Great White Sharks.


Lavishly appointed rooms offer breathtaking views of either Walker Bay or the Kleinrivier mountain range. Hotel amenities include a spa, gym, pool, boutique with hand-selected items, and a fantastic restaurant. Cuisine at Birkenhead House is a fusion of modern African, seafood, and traditional French fare with influences from Asia and Italy. Fresh, seasonal ingredients bring these dishes to life for guests to enjoy paired with an expertly crafted local wine.

A stay at Birkenhead House is the perfect coastal complement to a bush safari to round out your tour of South Africa.

Client Testimonials

"Thanks to the knowledge and professional staff of High Adventure Safaris our dream of a photo safari in Kruger National Park became a reality. From the moment we landed in Cape Town to our departure from Johannesburg, every detail of the agenda exceeded our expectations. The whole trip was an incredible experience from the five star safari lodges, delicious food, excellent service and above all the life changing experience of viewing first hand the magic of the animal kingdom."
James E. Bassett III, President Keeneland Association Inc.
"I've been traveling all over the world for twenty years, but my trip this month to Africa put together by your firm was the smoothest and best planned trip I've ever made. The various places we stayed were outstanding and the uniqueness of each location added to the charm and atmosphere of the trip. The service I received from the guides, drivers and hotel attendants made me feel like royalty. The most impressive part was how smooth everything worked. Thanks again for your hard work, dedication and professionalism. I look forward to another trip with you."
Mike Blair, Managing director-Investments Wachovia Securities Inc.
"I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know what a fantastic time we had on our trip to Africa. Thank you so very much for making the arrangements for us, for a unforgettable vacation filled with many, any precious memories."
Sue Clarke, Delta Airlines
"Our honeymoon was definitely the trip of a lifetime and one we will never forget. Thanks so much for making it perfect."
Cindy Chupack, Producer Sex and the City
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Peggy Clinkscales, Atlanta GA

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