Poised at the edge of Hermanus Cliffs, Birkenhead House takes the concept of pampering for body, mind and soul to the highest level. With their attention to detail, the expertly trained staff provide guests with a level of service that leaves every desire fulfilled. As is to be expected from a Royal Portfolio property, the decor is highly sophisticated, fusing colonial and beach house aesthetics that enhance the sense of calm. There are two dedicated therapy rooms at Birkenhead House, Lavender and Cinnamon, where you can experience a full range of treatments, from the conventional to more exotic treatments, such as the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage and the Hydrating Hair Pack. The spa’s signature 90-minute Anti-Ageing Age Smart Facial banishes free radicals, leaving you feeling 10 years younger. The pooldeck, where you can watch the whales watching you, is the ideal spot to relax and listen to the sounds of the crashing waves and breathe in the invigorating sea air, perfectly finishing off your spa experience.+27 (0)28 314 8000, birkenheadhouse.com