Things to do at Birkenhead House

With its opulent setting, Birkenhead House gives guests a chance to experience the most magnificent Hermanus holiday imaginable by embarking on exciting adventures offered in the area.

Whales And Dolphins

Drama, suspense and laughter is what you will experience during an epic whale and dolphin watching experience - the ocean's theater. From the pathways along the cliff edge you can admire the beauty of the Cape coastline at your Hermanus accommodation. Birkenhead offers some of the best vantage points to witness these incredible creatures - watch them from the clifftop above Voelklip beach.


Indulge in homemade bread, ice cream and sorbet as well as local delicacies such as tempura and strawberries. No visit to the Cape Coast is complete without savouring delicious seafood such as Cape Salmon, Kingklip, Hake, Marlin, Red Roman and Kabeljou. On cold wintery nights in the Cape, opt four hearty soups such as vanilla and butternut soup - an exotic yet delicious treat.


On a tranquil Cape Coast getaway in Hermanus, treat yourself to soothing spa treatments, offered in the two serene spa treatment rooms. The spa offers a wide range of therapies that include body exfoliating treatments, massages, body wraps and other grooming treatments.


Along with the General Manager, you could ride a few waves or go for a surfing lesson or two. Grab your surfboards and wet suits and head down to the beach just below Birkenhead Beach.

Mussel Picking

The chefs of Birkenhead House will show you how to safely pick delicious mussels from the clad rocks just below this hotel in Hermanus. These marine delicacies are prepared with a bit of garlic, cream and fine South African white wine.

Wine Tasting

Birkenhead House offers a wine list that features fine South African wine from the top wine producing farms of the Cape Winelands. Savour Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs that go down well with the exquisite cuisine of Birkenhead House.

Honeymoons and Weddings

The stunning setting and luxury offered at Birkenhead House makes it ideal for romantic celebrations. From whale watching, fine dining and curling up in luxurious linen with your loved one over a cup of tea coffee - you can experience true romance in Hermannus. Celebrate your big day at Birkenhead House over mouthfuls of champagne and delicious seafood, while feeling the refreshing ocean breeze on your skin.

Adventures Offered In The Area

  • Whale Watching
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Wine Tasting
  • Beaching
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Cycling and Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Day Tours
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