Perched high on the cliff tops above Walker Bay in the seaside village of Hermanus, Birkenhead Villa is a glorious 6-bedroom villa with breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean. Ideal for independent-minded travellers, this exclusive-use villa is child-friendly and offers a luxurious getaway for families and friends just an hour's drive from Cape Town.
Designed to maximise the magnificent ocean views, six elegantly appointed en suite bedrooms and sprawling open-plan living areas open onto a manicured garden and swimming pool area. Sleek sun loungers add laid-back appeal and offer the perfect place to relax with a book and soak up the views.
The best time to visit is during the August to October whale season when you can watch southern right whales breach in the bay below you but there is plenty of comfort all year round. Savour superb local cuisine, served by the villa’s personal chef, and take a short stroll to Birkenhead House where you can pamper your senses with luxurious spa treatments.
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“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.”Leanne Rodney, Africa Villas Expert
Modern and unpretentious, Birkenhead Villa has been designed to maximise the magnificent ocean views with spacious, open-plan living spaces. Cool, clean minimalist lines contain elegant and contemporary interiors in natural accents that reflect the surrounding landscape. Floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors invite in the view and a manicured garden and pool area make for perfect relaxation.
The quaint fishing village of Hermanus has long attracted visitors to watch southern right whales gather in Walker Bay but the little town has much more on offer. The surrounding Overberg mountains and pristine white-sand beaches make a dramatic backdrop to drives and walks while markets, boutique shops, art galleries and bustling restaurants create a vibrant atmosphere. Enjoy a taste of local history at the Old Harbour Museum or take an easy walk along the cliff-top path and keep an eye out for whales and dolphins below. For the adventurous, go cage diving with great white sharks or lace up your boots and hike the dazzling Fernkloof Nature Reserve.
Private, exclusive and with plenty of space, child-friendly Birkenhead Villa is ideal for families as well as groups of friends.
Hermanus enjoys a temperate climate all year round with hot summer days and mostly cloudless skies from November to March. The town is very busy during the December-January high summer season and even more so during peak whale-watching season in September.
The region sees cooler, rainy weather during the winter months of June, July and August but the periods on either side of winter - March/April and September/October offer some of the most pleasant weather of the year and are most often wind-free.
Guests staying at Birkenhead Villa can enjoy pampering spa treatments and a workout at the fully-equipped gym at next-door Birkenhead House.
A modern, fully-equipped kitchen offers luxury amenities for easy meals but Birkenhead Villa also comes complete with a private chef for care-free convenience.
Elegantly furnished in a neutral palette, the romantic master bedroom offers a king-sized bed which can be split into two twin beds as required. The room opens onto a private furnished balcony that commands magnificent mountain and ocean views while under-floor heating and air conditioning promise comfort all year round.
The five guest bedrooms also enjoy wonderful vistas from their private balconies. King-sized beds can be converted into twins if required and under-floor heating offers warmth and comfort in winter. A complimentary mini-bar is available in each room and original South African artworks will delight art lovers.
Designed for absolute comfort, sleek en suite bathrooms with large baths and walk-in showers accompany each room and feature deluxe toiletries. The master bathroom has a marble bathtub.
Beautifully furnished living and dining areas offer chic, contemporary furniture and incredible ocean views. Interior spaces connect effortlessly with exterior spaces through sheer glass sliding doors with outdoor furniture promising easy unwinding under the stars. Plush sofas and comfortable sun loungers offer the perfect place to relax with a book, and an exclusive collection of original artworks adorns the walls.
A beautifully-manicured garden and pool area offer ample space to relax and soak up the view. Sleek sun loungers beckon sun worshippers, while contemporary outdoor sofas, tables and chairs create comfortable areas to relax. A shimmering swimming pool and elegant umbrellas provide cool respite from the heat of the day.
Jenieen Van Den Heever