Birkenhead House | Whale Watching South Africa | Hermanus Hotel

Birkenhead House is perched high on the cliffs of Hermanus, overlooking unique surroundings and is perfect for a whale watching holiday.
  • Guests are accommodated in the lap of luxury
  • Picnics can be enjoyed on the beach next door
  • Located in cliffs the house overlooks the Whales
  • After a day of excursions guests can relax in the spa

Whale watching in South Africa at Hermanus

From May to December the Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena Australis) migrates to the waters of Walker Bay. The Southern Right Whale predominates and can be identified by its characteristic blow; which is 2 V shaped streams of heated water vapour about 5 metres long. There are other species of Whale and Dolphin which visit South Africa. The Whales come to the Garden Route to mate, calve and nurse.

Dyer Island Cruise is a unique Whale watching experience. Guests can also participate in boat trips to get closer to the whales. Other sea life to be seen include the African Penguin, Cape Fur Seal, Great White Shark and various sea birds. Shark cage diving is a very exciting activity and can be safely conducted by various companies. Sea kayaking is another way to spot Whales and Seals out in the Ocean.

Accommodation at Birkenhead House

Accommodation is offered in 11 luxurious rooms in total. Each room features various types of views and facilities, to offer an exclusive stay. There is a honeymoon suite as well for newlyweds to enjoy the start of their lives together.

The Spa at Birkenhead House offers 2 treatment rooms, spa therapists, massages, exfoliating, body wraps, holistic treatments and specialised skin care treatments, with the use of the Dermalogica products. After spending some time in the spa, guests will truly feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

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Whale Watching South Africa : Whale Trail Hermanus, Cape Whale Coast, Garden Route
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