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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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 1 October 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 12 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...

Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The accommodation is clean, spacious and beautiful. It was a real treat to stay there and the views were fantastic. Very friendly and helpful owners too who are able to organise day trips out or tips on where to see wildlife.

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Florence, Italy
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Excellent place and lovely owners. The room is pretty and silence I travelled in augusto 2016 with a friend. Close to the marvellous beach Boulders beach with penguins reserve and at top of the panoramic hill

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We had a wonderful time at Avian Leisure. Great bird watching from the lounge and balcony! Fantastic views and wonderful hosts. The perfect place for exploring the Cape! We highly recommend this place.

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Morija
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We had a wonderful two-day stay in the two-bedroom unit. The view of False Bay from the balcony is hard to beat and the birds in the garden were great viewing. Porcupines appeared in the evening, too! A very warm welcome with helpful, kind and courteous hosts. Would recommend it to anyone as a perfect place to relax and as...

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Perfect location for birdwatchers going on a pelagic out of Simonstown. The rooms are gorgeous and spacious with large windows and balconies and a spectacular seaview. Marie-Louise and Patrick are wonderful hosts always at the ready with local knowledge no matter what your interests.

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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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: £46 - £74 (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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“Watsonia apartment perfect for a couple”
 of 5 bubbles 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
 of 5 bubbles LexSchruijer, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The Shearwater apartment is superb”
  • The view from the front rooms
  • Rom with a view
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles 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 :-)”
 of 5 bubbles AM-Johannesburg, 2 Jan 2015 | Read review
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