Birkenhead House & Villa, Hermanus, Garden Route, 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…

Star Rating
5 stars
11 Suites & Birkenhead Villa
Transfer from airport
90 minutes by car from Cape Town Airport
Prices from
£170 per person per night, all-inclusive. Flights extra.
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Hotel Style

Boutique Retreat

Gorgeously-intimate hidden retreats – small but perfectly-formed – with a private and attentive personal service; an indigenous décor that's full of superb style and local charm; innovative amenities, individually-tailored experiences, and some of the best views in the world – all setting the scene to relax the most jaded of travellers. ​

Ideal for

2 stars
3 stars
3 stars
Kids' club
1 stars
3 stars
3 stars

Speak to someone who has been there

Tara has been here. Find out more and begin to plan your trip by getting in touch directly. You can speak to Tara by calling the number below or by sending a direct online enquiry.

01244 567000


Things to experience during your stay

  • Client Comment

    As you've probably guessed, this is the perfect place to get away from it all. It's secluded and feels very 'adult' (in fact, under 12's can't stay in the hotel - but families can book the villa).

  • Property Highlights

    This property comes complete with a selection of amenities and activities to make your stay absolutely unforgettable. Call your Travel Director for all the finer points.

  • Eden Concierge

    Eden’s fabulous concierge team makes every trip super-special, using their little black book of close, reliable contacts to get you into the very best restaurants, must-see shows and many special events.


  • Room Amenities

    • Bathrobes
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • Telephone with voicemail
    • Twice-daily housekeeping
    • Hypoallergenic pillows
    • TV
    • DVD player
    • MP3 docking station
    • Minibar
    • Air-conditioning
  • Guest Services

    • Babysitting
    • Concierge
    • Gift shops
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry services
    • In-room dining
    • Treatment rooms
    • Fitness centre
    • Pool