Hermanus and Birkenhead House
After your adventure in the bush, after you’ve downed several bottles in wine county and after you’ve thoroughly explored Cape Town… you’ll need a vacation. There is no better place to unwind and reflect on your amazing South African journey than at Birkenhead House in Hermanus.
An hour and a half drive, from Cape Town, will bring you to the charming town of Hermanus. You’ll definitely find enough to do to keep you busy here. Situated on Walker Bay, it is one of the best places on earth for whale watching, close encounters with Cape Fur Seals, as well as Great White Shark cage diving (an absolute thrill just down the road in Gansbaai). Beyond the thrill of seeing these great animals of the sea, there are a myriad of other activities for the nature lover, including an all time favorite – laying out on one the spectacular beaches! Of course there is enough in town to keep you busy as well. Great galleries, local markets and restaurants will keep you occupied. But, don’t forget that the reason you are coming here is to relax.
So you’ve read a bit of what you can do while you are in the area. But, you may discover that you won’t be in such a hurry to get through your list once you arrive to Birkenhead House. It’s not a hotel, it’s a home. In fact it’s like staying at your best friends place at the beach… that best friend that has exquisite taste and tends to your every wish. The vibe here is chill. Though you are in luxury, the atmosphere and staff are laid-back. Lounging all day on the deck or kicking your feet up in the one of the many intimate living areas is totally normal and encouraged. Here, you’ll fall asleep to the sound of soft waves in one of the eleven beautifully appointed rooms. You’ll enjoy delicious meals and local wines as you wish, as the hotel is all inclusive. Best of all, you’ll have time to relax and reflect while floating in their infinity pool which overlooks Walker Bay and beyond. The sunsets here are magical!
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