Just about two hours outside of Cape Town is the seaside city of Hermanus on a bay filled with whales, seals and sea life. The bay is so deep that the whales literally come within feet of the shore. The Birkenhouse House has the exterior of an old colonial Boar home but the interior and service is that of a five star hotel.
This is the perfect place in South Africa to spend a weekend and enjoy the whales, hiking trails and horseback riding on the beach. Check it out and make those reservations.