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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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... More 

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

As we only had 3 nights in the Cape town area I wanted to make sure we had lovely accommodation that was still reasonably priced. Avian Leisure definitely ticked all the boxes and I can thoroughly recommend to anyone who would like to be based in the Simonstown area. Both units are superb but if you really want to spoil... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

My partner described sitting in the apartment and looking out as like being on a cruise ship .... The view was walk to wall sea!!! The apartment was huge, well cleaned, good wifi....but a double bed would have been the icing on he cake!!

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Newtown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

It is remiss of me not to have written this review many years earlier but the details of the visit in April 2007 by my wife and I are still so fresh in my memory and the experience so enjoyable that I felt I should rectify this! We spent a few nights in the Watsonia Apartment as a fitting conclusion... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

The appartment is very big and confortable. The hosts helped us to make a wonderful stay. It's a little bit away from city center, but it worths driving a little bit. If I visit the area again, I will stay there for sure.

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Doorwerth, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Since a few years we spend a part of the European winter in sunny and warm South Africa. To be precise: in Simon's Town. This year for the first time in the Shearwater apartment of Marie-Louise and Patrick Cardwell. This is the most comfortable apartment we've ever had! We possessed a very spacious living, a beautiful bedroom (both with a... More 

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

I'm reluctant to share my experience, for I would hate it if it gets too popular ;). But reading the guestbooks, I see that people come from literally all over the world to this "little" peace of heaven. "Little" not to be taken seriously, for Shearwater is a very spacious appartment. The master bedroom and living room with open kitchen... More 

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

Hi Bert, Thank you for your wonderful review - you have painted such an accurate picture of both Simon's Town and our Shearwater Apartment! And that is why those of us who live here, love it so much, and I am delighted that you enjoyed it too. Hope to see you again in the future! More 

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  • 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
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Price Range: $56 - $100 (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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