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“Comfort”
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Avian Leisure
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Stuhr, Germany
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Comfort”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

This was one of our best stays in SA. Located high above with a wonderful view. 2 big Balconys with comfortable chairs and sunloungers. You could even take them (and an umbrella) for a nice afternoon on the little beach at the bottom of the street. Avian Leisure is perfectly situated to explore the penninsula.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

I loved the place and tranquility. The receptionist was very friendly and helpful. Excellent location and marvellous view from the room. Received in a very friendly and courteous manner. Spacious.Beautiful location, fantastic service, design of the rooms is state of the art, excellent staff - they really understand how to provide a memorable experience.


  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Beautiful location with outstanding view over False Bay. Unit is well equipped and very comfortable and we especially appreciated the small touches. Only drawback is the lack of a washing machine and dryer.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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White River, South Africa
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

Tastefully furnished, spacious accommodation in a beautiful setting. Enjoyed the exta touches - fresh roses and lavender sprigs! The first selfcatereing we have stayed at that supplies tee, coffee etc usually only at B&B! Great to have a library in the room with so much info. Really enjoyed ou stay and will definitally return.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1 review
Reviewed November 13, 2013

It's a long, steep trip up to Avian Leisure. But it's worth the drive- the property affords one of the best views of Simon's Town. And, the actual room itself is very impressive. It's spacious and ranks up there with any five star property, though for a much more reasonable price. The hosts are keen to please and full of great, local info. This property comes highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

An extremely well equipped apartment in a great location, Watching Whales from the deck by day and Porcupines by night was a highlight of our stay. Thoroughly recommended as a base from which to explore the Cape Peninsula..



  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Abergele, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed November 7, 2013

I have never stayed in a self catering apartment of such high standard nor one with such a glorious view!
The fynbos garden and its wildlife were also outstanding.
Location was also good for a number of excellent restaurants in Simonstown.


  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Avian Leisure

Property: Avian Leisure
Address: 88 Dorries Drive | Froggy Farm, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
Location: 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 13 Specialty Lodging in Simon's Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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