Birkenhead House & Villa
Perched high on the Hermanus cliffs (less than a 2 hour drive from Cape Town), this privately owned former family beach house has been transformed into a glamorous award-winning coastal retreat, renowned for its captivating beach house ambience. Birkenhead House embraces stylish seaside living at its ultimate best! It boasts commanding views from its elevated setting and is just steps away from two of Hermanus’ best beaches which stretch out from either side of the promontory. French doors open on to the verandah where the swimming pool seems to float over the ocean – the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy some of the world’s best land-based whale watching (generally between May – early December). The house has 11 individual suites – request one with a sea view! Staff members are young, chic and well-trained – they will teach you to surf, bring you sun-downers on the beach or happily arrange a seafood barbecue under the stars! Meals can be served in your choice of setting including the patio overlooking the ocean! Enjoy walks along the cliff-top path, go swimming, surfing, deep-sea fishing, whale-watching, Great White Shark cage diving or indulge in some wine tasting at the prestigious Hamilton-Russell estate nearby (one of the most southerly wine estates in Africa and one of the closest to the sea!) Next door, Birkenhead Villa offers a further six bedrooms and is ideal for a group of friends or family travelling together. Birkenhead House was so-named after a British troop ship which sunk off the coast in 1852.
Prices in February 2013 from £295 per person per night on an all-inclusive basis….includes all meals and snacks, local beverages and house wines, full mini bar, wireless internet access, all teas and speciality coffees, the shuttle to and from Hermanus and laundry….
Turquoise Holidays, 01494 678400