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Set on the Hermanus cliffs with spectacular views of Walker Bay, Birkenhead Villa is an elegant holiday destination on South Africa's southern coast. Under two hours from Cape Town, the unspoilt natural surroundings, uninterrupted views and prime location for seasonal whale watching make this seaside retreat the ideal spot to relax and unwind.

The activities are as diverse as the area is beautiful - guests can choose from adventure sports and nature hikes to wine tasting and sunbathing. You can explore the Hermanus coastline and its beaches the one day and go shark-cage diving or sea kayaking the next. Golf courses and quad biking trails are offered nearby.


  • Set high on cliffs overlooking Walker Bay
  • Spectacular views of beaches & mountains
  • Luxurious, elegant private residence
  • Child-friendly spaces
  • With a dedicated team, personalising your stay, this is perfect for a family holiday
  • Beautifully designed interiors with all the rooms individually decorated

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Fine international cuisine and generous suites are the hallmark of Birkenhead Villa.

Relax and enjoy the romantic and peaceful atmosphere of this beautiful villa, where whales - present in Walker Bay between July and November and peaking in September - can be sighted from the luxury of your own bedroom.

You can also take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool when you take a break from the beach.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool


Savour world-class cuisine at Birkenhead Villa with a fusion of African, traditional French, Asian and Italian influences. Freshly caught and prepared seafood and line fish - among them marlin, red roman and kabeljou - tend to feature highly on the menu. You can dine on Birkenhead House's outdoor patio, in the courtyard, in the glass-fronted dining area or even in the privacy of your suite. In addition, Birkenhead Villa's separate kitchen and dedicated chef are there to meet your specific culinary needs.

Luxury Room

Birkenhead Villa offers five luxurious individually-decorated suites - all offering en suite bathrooms and original artworks.

Room 1 is ideal for honeymooners as it offers a furnished balcony and beautiful mountain and sea views.


    En-suite bath and shower
    Mini Bar
    Twin bed available
    Underfloor heating

Other Room Types

Rooms 2 and 3 can connect with each other, making them perfect for families. Each has a plush king-size bed, entertainment unit and stylish bathrooms.

Room 4 is sea-facing with a large balcony, king-size bed and a spacious bathroom with mountain views while Room 5 is also sea-facing with a private entrance, lavish bathroom and walk-in shower.

Room 6 is a ground-floor suite with immediate access to the swimming pool and tanning deck. It also has a private patio and luxury outdoor shower.


  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Day tours
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Quad-biking
  • Scuba diving
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Aug 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $310 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Luxury Family Room,Superior Family Room,Exclusive Use,Standard Room,Superior Room Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Leanne Bergh

Leanne Bergh

Africa Villas Expert

"The perfect child-friendly option for a family where you are left in the very capable hands of your very own chef and butler. Combine this with whale watching from your doorstep and your family will have the most memorable stay."



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