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Shearwater: Two bed-roomed Apartment  From R1350 /night


Sleeps 4 people, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms.

This 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment has a large living room and ... a fully equipped kitchen. The spacious main bedroom has sliding glass doors that open onto a large wooden deck with magnificent views of the bay.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

2 Twin bed

Bedroom 2

2 Twin bed

From R1350 /night



Watsonia : One bedroomed apartment  From R950 /night


Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

This 1-bedroom unit has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, ... and a living room with a kitchenette. On the side of the house. No patio and no sea views. Access to the front garden with beautiful sea views. An ideal base from which to explore the area.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

2 Twin bed

From R950 /night


Full Kitchen
Covid-19 Certified
Cleaning service
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Airport Transfers

Shearwater, with its unrestricted and fabulous sea views, sleeps 4 adults comfortably. Facilities include a large open-plan living room with a self-contained kitchen and dining and sitting areas, a large sea-facing master bedroom and a second bedroom, both with twin beds, and two bathrooms, one with shower and one with bath.

Both the living room and master bedroom face onto a large wooden deck, with views in all directions. The kitchen is fully equipped with a hob, oven, microwave, fridge, crockery and cooking utensils. DStv and Wi-Fi are available; a kettle braai facility can be provided by arrangement.

Watsonia is a one-bedroomed suite furnished with twin beds, and 1 bathroom with a large shower. This unit has a large living room with a small but well-equipped kitchenette that has a fridge, microwave, hob, crockery and cooking equipment. DStv and Wi-Fi are available. No patio and no direct sea views are available at Watsonia, but there is access to the garden in the front of the house where guests can enjoy the beautiful views

All towels and linen are provided and are changed twice a week. The apartments are serviced on a twice-weekly basis.

In Room Facilities:

* Self-catering accommodation
* Kitchen or kitchenette
* DStv channels
* Hairdryer
* Music Player
* Wi-Fi

Area Information:

We are ideally situated to explore the delights of the Western Cape, from Cape Point to the Cape Winelands.

Simon's Town itself is a charming and historic village offering warm hospitality and a relaxed atmosphere:
- A variety of good restaurants and shops in and around the village
- Safe, sheltered bathing beaches on the warm water side of the Peninsula
- Access to a myriad of activities, experiences and sights...sea fishing, hiking, scuba diving, canoeing, bird watching, pelagic trips, whale watching, golfing, cycling, whale watching, to name but a few...

And over and above all this, there are the simple pleasures of waking to a spectacular sunrise over False Bay and watching the moon emerge over the bay.

Property Facilities:

The property has an indigenous 'fynbos' garden with bird feeders, which attract many birds to the garden. Porcupines are regular night-time visitors to our garden pond. Whales can be seen in the bay during August and September, and dolphins at any time if you're lucky.

The owners also run a tour operation and can offer advice and make travel bookings for wildlife safaris to other parts of South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.


* Penguins at Boulders Beach
* Boat trips to watch whales, and pelagic seabirds from Simon's Town harbour
* Historic Simon's Town (museums, historic mile walk)
* Cape Point Nature Reserve
* Silvermine Nature Reserve
* Chapman's Peak Drive
* Constantia Winelands
* Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Further afield:
* Cape Town city centre is 50 minutes away by car, with all its attractions
* Table Mountain
* Robben Island
* Cape Town Stadium
* The V&A Waterfront


Extra Info

Property Type Holiday Home, Self Catering
Conditions Show
Check-in 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Moderate
For more info Contact Host


Schalk van Schalkwyk
27 January 2020


Superb. 5 out of 5
Penny Coetzee
07 October 2019

A gorgeous, immaculate apartment with amazing views of the entire bay. Helpful and friendly hosts. Simonstown is a beautiful area

Superb. 5 out of 5
03 January 2019

The hosts were very hospitable and our stay was very comfy.
The apartment was big enough for a family of 3 and it was great that we had access to an umbrella and beach chairs for our day trips to the beach.

Superb. 5 out of 5
02 November 2018

Wonderful environment cultivated with love, and very friendly and helpful owners.
Link to birding experience and tours.

Superb. 5 out of 5
29 September 2018

Very comfortable apartment in a great location with stunning views and very helpful and welcoming hosts.

Superb. 5 out of 5
18 September 2018

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 with its huge rooms, picture windows and full-width verandah to encompass the view out over False Bay from high up on the hillside above Simon's Town. Great library that, as you'd expect, covers bird life but ranges beyond. Fine variety of local birds at the feeders in their big natural garden. A male whydah was a regular visitor to (his) verandah.

Shearwater was a memorable home away from home.

Superb. 5 out of 5
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 chilly. The kitchen is stocked well with appliances and cutlery. The bed is comfortable. It's a good location from which to explore the Cape.

Superb. 5 out of 5
10 September 2018

Avian Leisure is a beautiful, spacious apartment located in Simons Town 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 in and around Simons Town. One of the highlights of our stay was watching 3 large porcupines eating the veggies and fruits Marie-Louise left out one night. We were mesmerized by them and sat watching for nearly an hour. What a treat! Another highlight were the birds! Oh my goodness. So many birds feeding at the feeders is a birder's delight.
If your travels send you to Simons Town, South Africa, be sure to book Avian Leisure. You will not be disappointed.

Superb. 5 out of 5
25 August 2018

Beautifully designed, equipped and looked after. The apartment has everything you might need, and is perfectly situated within easy distance of the penguins and the museums. We watched humpback whales swimming through the bay, as well as lots of sea life. You can also hear the penguins at night - like a herd of donkeys. And the huge garden is magnificent, with lots of exotic birds. The most special thing happens after dark: porcupines! They come to a feeding bowl just below the balcony.

Marie-Louise is a wonderful host too!

I think Avian organise bird watching tours too, so worth doing if you have time.

Also worth doing when visiting: kayaking from Simon's Town (penguins, whales), the Lighthouse Cafe (great sea food), Simon's Town museum, Navy Museum, Boulder's Beach swimming with penguins.

Superb. 5 out of 5
16 August 2018

We had three fantastic nights at Avian Leisure. A large, beautiful appartment with everything you need and the most astonishing view of False Bay and Simon's Town. The host is a knowledgable bird guide and bird photographer. He supplied us with all the information we needed for birding in the Western Cape area. There are several bird feeders in the garden, and every day we could enjoy local endemics, like Cape Sugarbird and Orange-breasted Sunbird. African Porcupine was seen at short range on two evenings. I would recommend this place for everybody who loves birds and/or other wildlife. However, the appartment is located on the top of a steep hill so a car might be useful... There is a five minutes drive to Boulders Beach and the restaurants in Simon's Town. About twenty minutes drive to the Cape of Good Hope.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Excellent Rating: 4.8 / 5
Based on 32 verified guest reviews

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Simon's Town Reviews

Kim Lamb
07 August 2022

The vibe...the view...the food

Superb. 5 out of 5
01 March 2021

The beautiful view.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Maryna Visser
18 December 2020

5 stars from me, amazing people, amazing view and such a small and intimate place!!!

Superb. 5 out of 5
david roelofse
11 August 2020


Fabulous. 4 out of 5
karen Wentworth
17 March 2020

The buzz and quaintness.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Shirley Downie
17 February 2020

The quaintness, cleanliness and lovely places to walk around.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Liza-Mari Labuscagne
17 February 2020

It really is a must see town, there is a scratch patch with the most beautiful stones. Boulders beach is a fantastic spot to relax and enjoy the penguins and plenty of shops to browse, plus a very nice yacht club with plenty of spots to choose from to grab something to eat.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Jacquline Rodgers
13 January 2020

Everything is central.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Candice De Jager
04 November 2019

The quiet tranquility :-)

Superb. 5 out of 5
15 August 2019

The town itself is amazing, historical and quaint. The view of the bay and the beach were breathtaking.

Okay. 3 out of 5

Nearby Attractions & Landmarks

Boulders Beach, Just Nuisance, Kalk Bay Theatre