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“bird guide”(3 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Bar/Lounge
Kitchenette
Breakfast included
Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
Fitness centre
Pets Allowed
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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...
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88 Dorries Drive | Froggy Farm, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
30,2 km to Cape Town Intl Airport
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

A beautiful self-catering flat with great views over False Bay. The indigenous garden attracts a variety of birds and the host offer good advice on where to spend time birding and enjoying the local attractions.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

My third stay here and its as it was before Airy roomy clean and the most amazing views. Patrick and Marie-Louise are fantastic hosts and will help you with any of your travel plans the birds in the garden and the porcupine were great again

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Thank gavinanderson2016
Response from Marie-Louise C, Owner at Avian LeisureResponded 6 February 2018

And always great to have you back here! We love having returning guests! Hope to see you again next year ...

Reviewed 19 January 2018

We had a superb stay for 4 nights.Our host gave us friendly assistance and tips for sights to visit in Simons Town and surrounds. We enjoyed the fantastic ocean views and the bird watching! The flat is well equipped with anything you might need for...More

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Thank trinnin2018
Response from Marie-Louise C, Owner at Avian LeisureResponded 25 January 2018

Thanks for your great review - sorry I did not meet you myself, but great to know that Teru looked after you well! Hope to see you here again!

Reviewed 6 December 2017

We loved our stay at your beautiful guest house in Simon's Town with a spectacular view overlooking the Bay. It was so charming & comfortable. As bird watchers, your gardens were such a treat - we could birdwatch from the balcony. The location was perfect.

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Thank Leona B
Response from Marie-Louise C, Owner at Avian LeisureResponded 12 December 2017

We are so delighted that you enjoyed our apartment and its gorgeous sea views and wildlife! Thank you for letting us know!

Reviewed 4 November 2017

We booked Avian Leisure for a 4 day trip on the recommendation of a friend. From the first initial enquiry we cannot fault Marie Louise who answered all of our questions and also booked our car hire and trips out. Directions to the apartment were...More

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Response from Marie-Louise C, Owner at Avian LeisureResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for that glowing review! Patrick and I are always delighted to know that our guests enjoy our home as much as we do - we think it's a piece of heaven, offering a true nature experience away from the humdrum of the city,...More

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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) ...More 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 Less
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Beachfront
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Refrigerator in room
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
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NorthNorfolkBirder
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"Main room has spectacular views over the bay"
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"Watsonia apartment perfect for a couple"
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"Chose the Shearwater apartment if available. The Watsonia apartment is also good, but has no view!"
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"The Shearwater apartment is superb"
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