The Royal Portfolio – Birkenhead House

The Royal Portfolio – Birkenhead House

The Royal Portfolio – Birkenhead House

Whale Coast, South Africa

Multiple award-winning Birkenhead House stands tall atop the towering cliffs of Hermanus, a quaint seaside town that is renowned to offer some of the best land-based whale watching in the world. 

Chic, vibrant, and oh-so luxurious, Birkenhead House is hands down one of our must-see places to stay whilst visiting the Cape’s Whale Route. The hotel is perfectly positioned to offer a selection of land and sea activities as well as access to exceptional swimming beaches. It is a boutique retreat, offering just 11 individually decorated rooms, each with a lovely ensuite bathroom and all the modern amenities you could hope for. Join the chefs as they forage for wild mussels and learn how to cook them on an open fire, enjoy world-class menus, paired with a delicious South African wine, overlooking the sea; indulge in a soothing wellness treatment, and cool off in a sparkling swimming pool at the end of an adventure-filled day.

Amenities and Activities:

ROOMS: 11 luxurious suites

BEST FOR: Honeymooners, couples and families


  • Wine Tasting
  • Hiking and cycling 
  • Whale watching 
  • Watersport (surfing & kayaking)
  • Shark cage diving
  • Wellness treatments
  • Fine dining 

Why We Love It:

The hotel’s location is unbeatable! You will be treated to the most incredible sea views and, nearby, you will have access to the Cape’s winelands and nature reserves.

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