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Friday, 21 January 2011 10:52

Birkenhead House and Villa

 

 

Looking out from the terrace, you can see two of Hermanus’ best beaches just a few steps away. The beach on the left is Voëlklip, (Afrikaans, meaning ‘bird rock’). This beach lends itself to great bathing. The beach on the right is called Nanny’s or Kamma Bay. We can pack a picnic basket to accompany you and a couple of beach bats and balls, should you feel energetic.

Grotto beach is the longest strip of white sand in Hermanus, and has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Status. This award requires: cleanliness, environmental protection and rehabilitation, full time lifeguards and security. Grotto lies to the left of Birkenhead House & Villa, an easy ten-minute walk away along the world-renowned cliff path.

Your sea side wedding wedding

Only an hour and a half from Cape Town, Birkenhead House & Villa is superbly located in unspoilt natural surroundings. The luxury retreats offer everything the discerning sojourner could wish for: from uninterrupted views and diverse activities to the very finest in international cuisine, and richly appointed accommodation enhanced by rich fabrics and antiques. Birkenhead House & Villa properties are adjacent to each other on the magnificent seaside cliffs above Hermanus’ most prominent beaches. Sophisticatedly appointed studio suites offer expansive vistas of Walker Bay or the towering Overberg mountains, all augmented by the unrestrained opulence of our beautiful furnishings and comforts

 

Published in Beach
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 12:31

Fynbos Estate

 

The Paardeberg is one of two granite mountains in the area (the other is Paarl mountain) and, with its extraordinary mix of unique vegetation, is a botanist’s heaven. The plants on the mountain include strandveld (‘beach plants’), Cape Mountain fynbos (‘fine bush’, which is found only in the Western Cape), and renosterveld (‘rhinoceros field’, whose dark appearance gives the region, Swartland (‘black land’), its name.

Dragonridge, the long mountain running along one side of the farm, is readily accessible by high-clearance vehicles, or on foot. If you like your hiking a little rougher, you can take the more direct, scrambling route from the house to the top of Dragonridge. Alternatively, you can climb the beautiful – and wilder – Sonkop Peak.

 

Your Wedding

Just an hour from Cape Town, at an enchanting setting in the Paardeberg is the ideal venue for that unpretentious wedding at Fynbos you've been looking for. As a farm and nature reserve we are valued by those who appreciate fine quality but not over the top extravaganza. You can create the ideal mood for your special day with the choice of The Pavilion, The Farmhouse, The Chapel, courtyards, patios, wrap around verandas and beautiful gardens. While Johan  crafts that unique meal that you're dreaming about, Diana makes sure that the necessary aesthetics are in place to give that event just the right atmosphere. Fynbos offers exclusivity - you'll not be sharing the place with anyone else, and you'll have all the time in the world.

 

Published in Northern Cape
Monday, 06 December 2010 11:44

Birkenhead House and Villa

 

Looking out from the terrace, you can see two of Hermanus’ best beaches just a few steps away. The beach on the left is Voëlklip, (Afrikaans, meaning ‘bird rock’). This beach lends itself to great bathing. The beach on the right is called Nanny’s or Kamma Bay. We can pack a picnic basket to accompany you and a couple of beach bats and balls, should you feel energetic.

 

Grotto beach is the longest strip of white sand in Hermanus, and has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Status. This award requires: cleanliness, environmental protection and rehabilitation, full time lifeguards and security. Grotto lies to the left of Birkenhead House & Villa, an easy ten-minute walk away along the world-renowned cliff path.

Your sea side wedding wedding

Only an hour and a half from Cape Town, Birkenhead House & Villa is superbly located in unspoilt natural surroundings. The luxury retreats offer everything the discerning sojourner could wish for: from uninterrupted views and diverse activities to the very finest in international cuisine, and richly appointed accommodation enhanced by rich fabrics and antiques. Birkenhead House & Villa properties are adjacent to each other on the magnificent seaside cliffs above Hermanus’ most prominent beaches. Sophisticatedly appointed studio suites offer expansive vistas of Walker Bay or the towering Overberg mountains, all augmented by the unrestrained opulence of our beautiful furnishings and comforts

 

Published in Western Cape

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