Birkenhead House & Villa , HERMANUS, South Africa
Room One does it for us. There’s something surreal about being able to view whales from your bed! But that’s just one of the many natural attractions here at stunning Birkenhead House.
Birkenhead House has, without a doubt, one of the best locations. Once the beach house of Liz Biden’s family, it lies high on a dramatic clifftop, above the rolling surf of the Indian Ocean and the beach below, with modern architectural design and effortlessly-stylish interiors.
Three different houses cascading down from the road to the ocean make up this outstanding property; its uniquely-themed rooms further adding to the warm, welcoming, grown-up, almost house-party-like vibe.
Excellent staff and memorable cuisine are just two of the experiences here, but one thing’s for sure, not many hotels can provide you with a private whale performance at breakfast!
Of course, there’s loads to do out of whale season too: scuba, shark diving, quad biking, kayaking, golf... the list goes on. So pack your binoculars, book Room One and keep a look out for those whales…