There are many activities to take advantage of from hiking the surrounding mountain trails, boating around Dyer Island, studying the indigenous birdlife, fishing in the ocean, quad-biking, horseback riding, sea-kayaking, and scuba diving. For those desiring a more leisurely vacation, they can explore the charming village and local wineries. Yoga, a leisurely bike ride, or simply relaxing on the beach allow guests to take time to recharge. From May to December, whale-watching is the highlight of a stay at Birkenhead House. In August, the southern right and humpback whales descend upon Walker Bay for the birthing season. Amazingly, calves only a couple of hours old can be seen swimming alongside their mothers. The more adventurous can go cage-diving with great white sharks for a secured close encounter.
The on-site spa offers a range of relaxing treatments including massages, aromatherapy, and reflexology in two convenient treatment rooms. A fully equipped gym, dual-level pool, beach access, and fine dining restaurant all contribute to the luxury and sense of restful calm at Birkenhead House. With an easy blend of modern South Africa cuisine, Cape seafood, traditional French techniques, and strong Asian and Italian influences, the exotic dining experience at the hotel will please any palate.