‘Contemporary Beach House On a Cliff’
Perched atop a cliff overlooking Walker Bay, Birkenhead House offers eleven rooms across the three different houses that make up this beautiful, five star, boutique hotel. Although each room features a balcony, they each feature a unique decor and a different position for varying views of the mountains or sea.
From July till November each year, guests can enjoy views of the humpback whales just metres from the shore.
There are many activities to enjoy in Hermanus, including whale watching, shark cage diving, golf, horse riding on the beach, hiking, surfing, mussel picking and wine tasting at one of the local wine estates.
‘Outstanding Estate Panorama; Golfer’s Paradise’
Positioned on 613 hectares in the magnificent Garden Route, outside George, Fancourt is one of South Africa’s premier lifestyle estate with mountains, forests and the warm Indian Ocean in close proximity. 133 luxury rooms and suites, family facilities which include a Kids Club, three Gary Player designed golf courses, a Spa, are all offer for your enjoyment. Within easy reach is the opportunity to view the ‘big five’ as well further animal centres such as Birds of Eden, Monkeyland, Cango Ostrich Farm and Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre; further adventures by the ocean and in the air are also on your doorstep including whale watching, balloon adventures and hiking.
‘Award-winning, Family Friendly Pristine Wilderness’
A wonderland of exploration will greet you at Grootbos from the second you arrive with the warmest of welcomes; accommodation is totally luxurious, stylish and offers more than ample space. Families are given exceptional consideration with caring staff who take time and effort to ensure every member enjoys their visit to the full.
‘Rich character, warm spirit, exquisite taste’
Rosenhof is a carefully renovated, historic homestead in a beautiful luxury country house on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn close to a range of superb geographical and wildlife attractions. Affording spectacular mountain or garden views, the property has all the luxuries of a pristine five star hotel combined with a cosy home from home, and all set within manicured gardens.
‘A spring in your step’
The Plettenberg is one of Relais & Chateaux’s most prestigious properties, managing to combine a quite wonderful position where sea, mountain and sand all feature prominently – with a heart warming tailored hotel experience. Sightings of dolphins and whales are common from the hotel terraces and trips to the beach are a given – but this is a hotel with so much more than that. The heart and soul lies in The Plettenberg’s outstanding service and some fine cuisine helps them achieve some truly dizzying heights. This five star hotel delivers on many levels and comes strongly recommended.
'Quirky boutique hotel set on Knysna's waterways'
Set on an island in Kynsna, the Turbine Boutique and Spa is a restored and transformed former power station. Walking through this hotel, its history, and that of the surrounding area is on display. Several room and suite types are on offer, each uniquely decorated to match its previous use, or its views. Dining is provided by the Island Cafe, as well as the more relaxed atmosphere of the Gastro Pub. A variety of activities can be arranged, including kayaking and hiking.
'Ultimate in luxury tree house accommodation'
The Tsala Treetop lodge is a truly unique modern structure that rises out of the ruins of a mystical ancient civilization. The Lodge is located in a popular area along the coast of the Garden Route. It is set slightly back from the coast in a magnificent valley full of lush indigenous trees. The Tsala Lodge offers an intimate and unforgettable experience with exceptional hospitality and service and a unique style of South African accommodation.
The main lodge offers the perfect place for you to return to at the end of the day. It has a magnificent foyer and a cosy lounge as well as a spacious open deck where you can dine. Other features include a library, a fully stocked wine cellar, business facilities as well as a host of activities including whale watching.