Royal Portfolio – Birkenhead House



Birkenhead House is the epitome of luxury.  The hotel’s exhilarating cliff-top position overlooks the the stunning coastline and whale watching paradise of Walker Bay, Hermanus.  From the comfort of the hotel you can witness surfers carving through the waves and for several months each year, get the opportunity to view the Southern Right and Humpback Whales breaching a short way from the shore.


Birkenhead House offers luxurious accommodation for the discerning traveller who seeks an exceptional coastal experience.  While Birkenhead House is a five star tourism graded hotel with all the services and amenities that you would expect, the hotel has a laid back and relaxed atmosphere.

The eleven rooms at Birkenhead House are all individually decorated by the sophisticated owner Liz Biden. They are located in three different houses which together make up Birkenhead House.

Please note that while we will do our best to accommodate your room preference we can only guarantee a room category and not a specific room.

Birkenhead House is booked on an ‘all-inclusive rate’ which means that guests don’t have to leave the luxury of the hotel as all meals and drinks are included.

Guests who wish to be pampered can enjoy treatments at the Birkenhead House Spa.  A wide range of treatments are available.


For the adventurous, Hermanus offers various activities including whale watching, shark cage diving, wine tasting, horse riding on the beach and golf.

The beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is just a short drive away and is one of South Africa’s premier wine routes specialising in cool climate Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing retreat or an adventure beach holiday, Birkenhead House is the ideal destination.