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

"There is no way I can express to you the sincere gratitude that my son, wife and I owe to you. We had the adventure of our lives, everything packed with new, exotic experiences, thrills and learning. The personal combination of food, service and unbelievable beauty were beyond compare."
James B. Holloway, Jr. M.D.
"We enjoyed this fourth trip to Africa more than any we have made. Singita was beyond anything we have seen before. The service and the setting were incomparable. At Singita we would sit on the balcony and we saw elephants, baboons, impala, the big monitor lizards and in the morning we left two leopards walked across the river. We are so appreciative for all you have done for us and for the wonderful job you always do."
James B. Holloway, Jr. M.D.
"Our family had a fantastic time in Africa, it will be a tough trip to beat. Thanks again for a wonderful vacation!"
Captain Erin Settles, Delta Airlines
"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

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