4 Stars
| 88 Dorries Drive | Froggy Farm | Simon's Town 7975 | enquiries@avianleisure.com |
| Mobile : +27 83 272 2455 | Tel/Fax : +27 21 786 1414 |
| Postal Address : P.O. Box 74 | Simon's Town 7995 |

For nature lovers and other discerning tourists who want luxurious yet affordable self-catering accommodation in natural surroundings.

Avian Leisure has a magnificent situation at the top of Froggy Farm, Simon's Town, overlooking False Bay and set amidst pristine Cape Fynbos - this means you can see whales, fur seals, penguins, sunbirds, sugarbirds, and a host of other birds right from your bedroom!

Bay view

House view
Front view

We have two spacious and modern apartments, both with their own private entrances
and ample off road parking.

Shearwater Main Bedroom
Shearwater 2nd Bedroom
Shearwater Living Room
Shearwater, with its unrestricted and fabulous sea views, sleeps 4 adults comfortably. Facilities include a large open plan living room with 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 living room and master bedroom face onto a large wooden deck with views in all directions. Kitchen is fully equipped with hob, oven, microwave, fridge, crockery and cooking utensils. TV and telephone available and kettle braai by arrangement.

Watsonia Bedroom

Watsonia Living Room

Watsonia Library
Watsonia is a one bedroomed suite, with twin beds, a bathroom with large shower and a light and airy living room with small but well equipped kitchenette (fridge, microwave, hob, crockery and cooking equipment). TV. Garden access provides stunning sea and mountain views.

Laundry service is available in the village. All towels and linen are provided and are changed twice a week. The apartments are serviced on a twice weekly basis.

  • We are ideally situated to explore the delights of the Western Cape, from Cape Point to the Cape Winelands.
  • Simon's Town is a charming and historic village offering warm hospitality and a relaxed atmosphere
  • The town has a variety of good restaurants and shops
  • Simon's Town has safe, sheltered bathing beaches on the warm water side of the Peninsula

Access to a myriad of activities, experiences and sights- sea fishing, walking, scuba diving, canoeing, bird watching, pelagic trips, whale watching, golfing, shark viewing, 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 full moon emerge over the bay. A truly magical experience!

Our hallmark is personalized service



Penguins at Boulders Beach, Simon's Town

Avian sights and views of our local flora and fauna

Porcupines visit Avian Leisure's garden pond nightly

Sugarbird on Protea
Rack Rates
First two persons
Third & fourth persons
Oct '09 - Sept '10
ZAR 410
ZAR 325
ZAR 350
Oct '10 - Sept '11
ZAR 450
ZAR 350
ZAR 375
Singles :
Oct '09 - Sept '10
R700 per night
R550 per night
Oct '10 - Sept '11
R760 per night
R595 per night
  • Rates quoted in SA Rands on a per person per night sharing & self catering basis
  • Min 2 nights stay: one night supplement on request
  • Continental Breakfast Basket by prior arrangement: R95 each
  • Payment by telegraphic transfer, credit card or cash

    • Oct ‘09 - Sept ‘10:
      • Shearwater R700 per night
      • Watsonia R550 per night
    • Oct ‘10 - Sept ‘11:
      • Shearwater R760 per night
      • Watsonia R595 per night

LOW SEASON SPECIAL for stays of 4 nights or longer:
10% off over following periods:
May, 15-30 July, August and September 2010, and May to September 2011

We would be delighted to assist you in planning your trip to the Western Cape and South Africa, whether it be guided or self-drive. In particular we specialise in compiling complete birding and wildlife tour itineraries tailored to your specific requirements, through our network of personally selected safari operators.

Booking service includes:

Birding guides and trips

Pelagic excursions - Read our article Seabird Viewing off Simon's Town and Cape Point

Shark viewing trips

Nature trips and walks in the Peninsula

General touring, shopping and dining in the Western Cape

Wildlife 'Big Five' trips

Car rental and airport transfers

Onward accommodation

Also see our website www.avianleisure.com

Malachite Sunbird on Leucospermum

For enquiries and bookings contact
Marie-Louise Cardwell
Via email at
Fill in our Enquiry Form below

Avian Leisure
TGCSA Four Star Self Catering Accommodation
PO Box 74 Simon's Town 7995
South Africa
Ph/fax: +27 21 786 1414
Mobile: +27 83 272 2455
Skype: mlcardwell

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A selection of our Guest Book entries:
'This is absolutely a piece of paradise! Thank you both for your kindness and warmth. We had a lovely relaxed time!'
Debbie Brit - Bryanston, Gauteng

'Unbelievable start to our SA holiday. The view is unforgettable, the birding was brilliant and the people special.'
Maureen & David Borrowdale, North Yorkshire, UK

'Really such a nice place to stay, great views over the bay with whales every day'
Keith & Mel Seaton - Lincolnshire, UK (September)

'Great view, apartment and extraordinary hospitality! Thanks for making it a great end of our trip'
Helena Amandusson & Mathias Theander, Guteborg, Sweden

'Avian Leisure is first class - great accommodation with magnificent views and great local birding. The basis for a really memorable holiday and an excellent centre for birding the Cape'
Sue & Ron Johns, Norfolk, UK

‘This (Shearwater) must be the biggest bedroom with the best view we have ever stayed in. Wonderful!!’
Bob & Sylvia Tuck, North Yorkshire, UK, February 2010

‘A wonderful week in Simon’s Town – loved the birds, porcupines and the views. Thanks for the hospitality’
Lockett Family, Australia, December 2009

‘A stunning view, spacious apartment and a wonderful stay! Many thanks.‘
Bedford Family, Peak District, UK, January 2010

‘Amazing view, great recommendations, very informative reading material. Also the hike was a real highlight. Many thanks for your hospitality.’
The Bell Family, USA - August 2009

‘Our 2nd stay – still fantastic standards and the view gets better each time – we will be back!‘
Pamela & Paul Kirby, UK – August 2009