Hot on the heels of our inaugural Asia brochure, we are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new Africa and Indian Ocean brochure which is filled with an exciting collection of hand-picked chic new retreats, idyllic hideaways and rustic authentic safari camps scattered throughout South and East Africa as well as the islands of Mauritius, Seychelles and the Maldives. One such gorgeous coastal escape in Hermanus (less than 2 hours south of Cape Town) is Birkenhead House where several of our key team members were recently lucky enough to cocoon themselves for a few days of rest, relaxation, pampering – and over-indulgence!

Stunningly perched on the cliffs of Hermanus (near the southernmost tip of Africa), Birkenhead House has a stylish informality which makes an immediate impact. The wow factor is definitely there – you feel as if you are stepping into a refreshingly new contemporary beach house ….lots of white furnishings contrast with the brilliant blues of the ocean –you can see and hear the waves from almost every angle. Equally memorable are the young trendy staff (Shane, the hotel manager, will happily take you out for a surf lesson) – and the food is sensational. Jo likened it to a movie star’s house! As a bonus, you can see whales (Southern Rights) between June to December – and there’s nothing more memorable than enjoying breakfast on the pool terrace overlooking the ocean whilst spotting whales rising majestically through the waves! The waiters are conveniently on hand with binoculars…!

For advice on Birkenhead’s best rooms with a view, call Jo, Jonty or Steve on 01494 678 400 or click the link for more details:


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