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Birkenhead House, Hermanus

Two nights at the luxurious Birkenhead House, located in the pretty Garden Route seaside town of Hermanus.

Hermanus, known as the Riviera of the South, offers the World's best land-based whale watching. With its Tolken-esque Milkwood forests and picturesque seaside scenery, the Birkenhead House is a perfect local weekend escape to indulge in gourmet delicacies and luxury living in South Africa's beautiful Garden Route.
Birkenhead House, Hermanus
A luxury boutique hotel located on the cliffs of world-renowned Walker Bay.

In the Lap of Luxury...
Special highlights from your trip

11 rooms elegantly furnished with coastal elements and complementing original South African art.

All rooms feature a luxuriant bathtub, his & her vanities and designer amenities.

The perfect Whale-watching experience - right from the hotel's pool deck!

Intimate Spa with Dermalogica therapies.

Beautiful Pool lounge offers panoramic views of the mountains and Atlantic seaboard.

Sumptuous wine cellar and dining options available exclusively to house residents.

Hemel & Aarde Valley: Wine tasting at two of the World's finest Pinot Noir producers: The boutique vineyards of Hamilton Russell and Bouchard Finlayson. Both estate's vintages are featured in the hotel's extensive wine cellar for your enjoyment.

The Fine Galleries of Hermanus offer contemporary examples of artworks by South African masters.

Breathtaking Championship Golf courses in the Garden Route locale.

Birkenhead House

Fine Wine & Dining at Birkenhead House
Gourmet meals and seafood delicacies are served in your choice of setting: the pool lounge open to the sea view; the house courtyard with split level pool; or the glass fronted dining area. Additionally, the Birkenhead House room service can host a private meal for two in your luxurious suite complete with romantic turndown.

Arabella Golf in Garden Route


The Arabella Golf Estate is surrounded by the lush Cape Floral Kingdom, one of the richest plant kingdoms in the world in South Africa's world-famous Garden Route. The golf course overlooks one of South Africa’s largest and most beautiful natural lagoons – the Bot River lagoon. A private chauffeur from the Birkenhead House can be reserved for a morning of golf at the Arabella golf course located less 15-minutes from Hermanus.

The renowned 18-hole, Par 72 Championship course has been ranked in the Top 10 courses in South Africa (#4 in South Africa by Golf Digest magazine). The course's 8th hole has been described as one of the most beautiful par 5's in South Africa and the 18th hole was rated one of the finest finishing holes in South Africa. Designed by highly acclaimed South African golf course architect Peter Matkovich in 1999 and frequented by Ernie Els and Gary Player, this unique golf journey will take you through breathtaking scenery, spectacular kikuyu fairways, challenging bunkers and water hazards, testing your skill on immaculate dominant-bent greens - all of which receive frequent praise from professional and amateur golf enthusiasts.

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at Birkenhead House in Hermanus, South Africa:

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At Birkenhead House

• Gourmet 3-course welcome dinner served with fine wine.

• Romantic sundowner: Evening Pool Cocktails for two at Birkenhead House.
Hermanus spotlight
What’s on in the Garden Route?

Winter Classical Music Festival
June 12-13, 2013

Hemel en Aarde Mountain Run
July 15, 2013

Hemel en Aarde Village
Wine & Food Fair

August 9-12, 2013

Hermanus WildFlower Festival
September 13-16, 2013

Hermanus Whale Festival
September 27-29, 2013

Arabella Festival of Golf
December 16-19, 2013

Carols by Candlelight - Old Harbor
December 20, 2013

When to go & What to experience:
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Whale Watching in South Africa's Garden Route

The Whale Watching in Hermanus occurs from September through November. By October, the Southern Right Whales peak in the Walker Bay area where they mate and calve. Other species of whales seen between September to December include Humpback Whales, Brydes Whales - and ocassionally, also Killer Whales. The bay additionally offers frequent sightings during this season of endemic Dolphin species such as the Heavisides dolphin, Bottlenose dolphin and Common dolphin. Another local attraction is the World's first Whale Crier, keeping all informed on the whereabouts of the whales with the sound of his kelp horn - asound that is the charming characteristic of the sleepy seaside resort of Hermanus during the whaling season.
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A picturesque 5 mile walk from Birkenhead House winds through the cliffs into the centre of Hermanus town, offering a perfect opportunity to take in the sights of the floral and ocean scenery. On arrival relax with a refreshing drink at the seaside cafés overlooking the sea and stroll into the many shops and galleries to experience a truly local flavor of the South African countryside. The walk is approximately an hour and a half and once you're ready to head back to Birkenhead, the house will arrange for you to be picked from town by their chauffeur and brought home for a splendid dinner.
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The boutique wine estate of Hamilton Russell is one of the Southern-most wineries in Africa, producing some of the world's best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Birkenhead House can arrange for a private guided tour of the vineyards as well as a personal tasting at the estate. Neighboring Hamilton Russell is also the Bouchard Finlayson estate that produces many varietals, including an award-winning Pinot Noir of their own.
Travel Season 2013: Birkenhead House
Featuring 2 nights in a luxury boutique hotel in Hermanus: Birkenhead House, roundtrip local airport transfers, daily breakfast, all meals, drinks, wine and complimentary laundry service. *Details on application for package. *Details on application for package.
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