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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 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
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Free Parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
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Cape Town Intl Airport30 km
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

This property has a gorgeous fynbos garden where you can sit, watch the birds and view False Bay from on high. The apartment was very comfortable, and there is a heater about which we were happy because we were there when it was a tad...More

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Date of stay: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Avian Leisure rents two apartments and we stayed for several nights in both. Both were very comfortable and well equipped and Marie-Louise and Patrick are attentive and welcoming. The smaller Watsonia apartment (sleeps 2) is very nice but the larger Shearwater (sleeps 4) is amazing...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank mmdeep
Response from Marie-Louise C, Owner at Avian LeisureResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you, always great to host guests who appreciate our apartments and our garden birds!

Reviewed 14 September 2018

We really loved the apartment and the views are to die for. The nightly porcupine visiting the garden was an added bonus. However, as it is a fair way up the hill and a bit outside of Simonstown, you really do need a car.Highly recommended!

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Date of stay: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

Her home is located up on the cliffs overlooking False Bay. You look out onto the bay and see whales, boats and so many waves it was wonderful. Location was fantastic - easy to reach downtown Simonstown, drive to Cape of Good Hope and Cape...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank khwight
Response from Marie-Louise C, Owner at Avian LeisureResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you for a great review - we really appreciate it and hope we see you again !

Reviewed 10 September 2018

Avian Leisure is a beautiful, spacious apartment located in Simonstown and overlooks the ocean. Our host, Marie-Louise, was gracious, meeting us as we arrived, showing us the apartment and answering any questions we had. She provided lots of ideas about what to do and see...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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About 5 minutes by car
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"Sit on the large, expansive deck and watch all the birds."
12 Sep 2018
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"Main room has spectacular views over the bay"
04 Nov 2017
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"Watsonia apartment perfect for a couple"
06 Nov 2016
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"Chose the Shearwater apartment if available. The Watsonia apartment is also good, but has no view!"
17 Feb 2016
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US$66 - US$121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownSimon's Town
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