Birkenhead House

    Hermanus’ Birkenhead House is the maritime equivalent to a South African safari lodge. Fireplaces, stone walls, travertine floors, chandeliers, large couches, and floor-to-ceiling windows create a homey atmosphere from which to view fur seals, bottlenose dolphins, penguins, and whales. A glass of Champagne welcomes you at check-in, and the staff can arrange horseback rides and tours of nearby wineries during your stay. Accommodations Set on a hill that descends toward the ocean, the resort’s three houses contain 11 rooms with design motifs ranging from African to Asian. Recreation Whale watching, beach walks, harbor cruises, deep-sea fishing, cheese and wine tours, nature reserve excursions, horseback riding, and ATV tours. Dining Meals focusing on seafood and other local ingredients are served either on the sun terrace, the beach, or in the formal dining room overlooking the bay. Worthy Diversion Set out in a boat and, once a dorsal fin appears, descend in a cage to witness a great white shark up close. Rates Rooms range from $535 to $840, including all meals. The entire property rents for about $6,565 per night.

    These 42 incredible adventure getaways promise fun for the whole family…
    Escape from the throngs of tourists at Angkor Wat to secluded villa retreats…
    The new Sanctuary Collection of suites takes a top resort in Mauritius to another level of luxury…
    This retro-chic resort takes a modern approach to the classic British farmhouse…
    The recently renovated ships feature all-new woodwork, upholstered furniture, and more…
    US Open - Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
    These New York hotels offer extravagant amenities and close proximity to the grand-slam tennis...
    A Global Journey by Private Jet, October 13 through November 4, 2016...
    Photo by Thomas Hart Shelby
    Robb Report’s senior travel editor visits Los Cabos’ hottest new hotel to open since Hurricane...
    Photo by Giorgio Salvatori
    Italy’s storied Motor Valley is best understood from the seat of a vintage roadster...
    Now travelers can touch down within a few miles of Mukul, the boutique beach, golf, and spa resort…