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Avian Leisure

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Norway
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I had two fantastic nights at Avian Leisure. A large, beautiful appartment with everything you need and the most astonishing view of False Bay and Simon's Town. The host is a knowledgable bird guide and bird photographer. He supplied me with all the information I needed for birding in the Western Cape area. There are several bird feeders in the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2017

One of the very best views in Simonstown, great and varied bird life and loved the visiting porcupine every evening. Very unobtrusive but helpful and friendly hosts. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable.

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Bonn
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The Avian Leisure´s apartments are huge, very clean and quiet, have full equipped kitchens and the view over False Bay is beautiful. We had the Watsonia apartment (the only without balcony) but we had a bank with sea view. The hosts are ornothologists and very helpful with tips.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Very nice apartment with a stunning view of the ocean and plenty of widlife in the garden and only 20 minutes from the Cape of Good Hope. High recommended if you want to stay in the Simons Town region ................

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Thank jon028
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We were in desperate need of a holiday and avian leisure ticked all of our boxes. It is situated above Simons Town so the apartment has the most beautiful views looking towards Table mountain and simons town where one can see the coastline. We loved the garden below our deck and enjoyed watching the birds come and go. It was...

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Stayed in Shearwater Apartment for the second time this year. Since we were very pleased with the apartment at my first visit (despite the Cape Doctor tugging at us), this time we stayed for 6 nights. The view over False Bay from the terrace, living room and main bedroom is breathtaking. At night, you can see even the lights of...

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Chelsea, Canada
Reviewed 6 November 2016

My husband and I spent a very pleasant 10 days birding in and around Simon's Town and Cape Town. Our home base was our very airy and sunny 1 bedroom apartment called Watsonia. Our hosts Marie Louise and Patrick were absolutely fantastic and provided us with great birding and touristic information. While my husband went on a pelagic birding trip...

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Thank youngmml
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This spacious and light apartment is beautifully located on a hillside overlooking False Bay with its resident penguins and visiting whales. Spotlessly clean and well maintained, it is short drive from the nearest restaurants and shops. We could find no fault with the property or its considerate and professional hosts.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Our visit was excellent and Marie Louise And Patrick were very kind and helpful hosts. The Watsonia apartment was beautiful and is in the perfect location for visiting Cape Point, Simon's Town and also the Penguins at Boulders Beach. AVian Leisure is highly recommended.

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Mill Creek, Washington
Reviewed 11 September 2016

A week or so before embarking on my first-ever African adventure, I learned the company with which I had arranged two birding trips canceled. On a very short notice, Avian Leisure came to my rescue by arranging to have two guides provide two days of great birding; one day in Cape Town and a second day in Johannesburg. Marie-Louise was...

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Marie-Louise C, Owner at Avian Leisure, responded to this review

Dear Fred, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We greatly appreciate it. It was a great pleasure to arrange your birding trips and just pleased we were able to at short notice - and your positive response has made it all the more worthwhile for me as well as Patrick & Kevin. Thank you...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Avian Leisure has 2 modern and spacious self catering apartments in a magnificent situation on the mountain slope above the penguin colony in Simon's Town, Cape Town: Shearwater is a 2 bedroomed apartment (140 sqm) with 2 bathrooms, a large living area, fully equipped kitchen, opening onto a large wooden deck with breathtaking sea views. Watsonia (70 sqm) is on the side of the house with one bedroom, one bathrooom, large living area and kitchenette - although it has no patio and no direct seaviews, it makes a very comfortable base from which to enjoy the surrounding area. The house overlooks False Bay and is set amidst natural Cape Fynbos - and you can see whales, seals, penguins, sunbirds, sugarbirds and a host of other birds right from Shearwater's main bedroom! An added delight is the regular night-time view of porcupines coming to the garden pond!Avian Leisure’s location in Cape Town makes it perfect accommodation for activities and sightseeing in the Cape Peninsula such as birding, pelagic birding, shark trips, whale watching, kayakking, hiking, sunbathing and swimming in the sea, or just enjoying the natural beauty in the Table Mountain National Park ... more   less 

Additional Information about Avian Leisure

Address: 88 Dorries Drive | Froggy Farm, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Price Range: $82 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Avian Leisure 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Watsonia apartment perfect for a couple”
youngmml, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Chose the Shearwater apartment if available. The Watsonia apartment is also good, but has no view!”
  • bedroom
  • beautiful birds in the garden
  • Porcupine in the garden
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Living room with kitchen
  • Living room with open, fully equiped kitchen and view on False Bay
  • Bedroom with view on False Bay
LexSchruijer, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The Shearwater apartment is superb”
  • The view from the front rooms
  • Rom with a view
Birmancat, 12 Dec 2015 | Read review
“There are a number of stair leading down to the apartment which could be a problem for an elderly person”
Chrisvz1, 17 Jun 2015 | Read review
“One of the apartments (i think the name is Shearwater) has huge deck with ocean view, if there is choice, go for that one :-)”
AM-Johannesburg, 2 Jan 2015 | Read review
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