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Avian Leisure
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

I spent a week in Simons Town with my wife and two children. We feel privileged to have stayed in the lovely 'Shearwater' apartment. The location is superb and the facilities are excellent. The apartment is very spacious. Patrick and Marie-Louise were very friendly and helpful. I cannot recomend this place too much.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Breathtaking view, comfort, warm welcome, sugarbirds... everything was ok for a very nice and relaxing stay.
The living and the room are very comfortable and offer a fantastic view on the garden (with fynbos, birds and porcupine) and the bay.


  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

What an amazing place! ML helped me plan two weeks in Africa, starting in Simon's Town. She does an amazing job, and the place was immaculate. If you want a perfect African adventure, contact ML! We spent time in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Botswana, and her planning was flawless!

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

We were staying at Avian Leisure's Shearwater appartment for 6 days as a base for our planned Pelagic Tour and Guided Birdwatching (also done by Avian Leisure). From the booking process beforehand to the pickup and drop-off at the airport everything was meticiously organised and also with a personal touch. Marie-Louise and Patrick did everything to make our stay pleasant and comfortable. The appartment itself is very spacious and has a wonderful view over False Bay and over their own Fynbos garden wich is packed with Cape Sugrabirds, Orange-breasted Sunbirds and more. And of course every night we had great views of the nightly visiting Porcupine.
The Penguin colony of Boulders and some beautiful and quiet beaches are nearby.
We can fully recommend Avian Leisure to anyone who wants to spend quality time surrounded by nature.

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Reviewed 3 March 2014

The rooms were lovely spacious, and clean. All the accessories were there. And it was reasonably close to boulders beach. Great stay.The rooms were lovely spacious, and clean. All the accessories were there. And it was reasonably close to boulders beach. Great stay

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

A lovely apartment with stunning views. A really good location and the wildlife-friendly garden added to the experience, especially the nightly visits of the porcupines. Our hosts were friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

I was fortunate enough to stay in both of Avian Leisures apartments . The Sherwater ,is a little bit of luxury ,With the biggest bedroom I have ever slept in with views down to Bolder Beach and over False Bay -The lounge area again having tremendous views with double doors leading on to the terrace.
The Watsonian is not so luxurious ,but that is reflected in the price. I as a single traveller found it ideal the cleanliness in both apartments was perfect . The area ,being a upmarket residential area had no problems with car or personal security ,issues which are often associated with South Africa., In fact the whole of Simons Town was very safe.

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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 Speciality Lodging in Simon's Town
Price Range: £46 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Avian Leisure 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
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 
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