Directions to Birkenhead House, Hermanus, Western Cape

Perched high on the cliffs of Hermanus, Birkenhead House overlooks the Whale watchers paradise of Walker Bay.

Birkenhead House is situated in Hermanus, South Africa, and is approximately 120km (75 miles) from Cape Town. The different road options guests have to travel to Birkenhead House are as follows:

Directions From Cape Town International Airport

Take the N2 turn off (left) towards Somerset West, keep on the N2 (approximately 100km) until you see a small town, Botrivier, on your left. The road will split. Take a left onto the R43. Hermanus is 38km.

Directions to Birkenhead House in Hermanus

Drive straight into Hermanus Main Road and drive straight through the city centre until you reach a circle (approximately 6km). Take the second turn off, out of the circle, and continue (still on the Main Road) until the first road on your right (approximately 1km).

This will be 7th Avenue. Continue (approximately 200 metres) towards Voëlklip Beach. Birkenhead House is situated on the corner of 7th Avenue and 11th Street.

Travel by Air

Arrivals and Departures from Cape Town International Airport. Helipads exist at the Marine Hotel and Provincial Hospital for helicopter and chartered flights.


Transfers are excluded from the daily rate, but can be arranged at an additional cost.


Birkenhead House in Hermanus enjoys a moderate climate all year round. Summer temperatures can climb as high as 34 degrees Celsius, and although winter temperatures can drop to as low as 4 degrees Celsius, this season has many sunny days with high wind at times.

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