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Aire Del Mar is ideally situated for bird-viewing, situated in the Overberg coastal region, which is internationally renowned as a tourist destination. We offer you friendly personal service and quality accommodation in 5 Spacious luxury rooms, all with en-suite bath rooms and balconies from which you have a spectacular unspoilt panoramic view over the bay of Dyer Island - from Danger Point all the way around to the light house of Quoin Point in a distance. All room have coffee/tea facilities, safes, satellite TV and wall heaters. You start your day with a healthy breakfast and towards the end of the day you can enjoy sun-downers on your own balcony or in our fully licensed bar. 3 Self-catering studios on the ground floor - with sea-views and en-suite bathrooms. A small kitchenette has a microwave oven, fridge and adequate utensils to prepare and enjoy small meals, and there is a BBQ facility behind the guest house. Also a self-catering family flat which can also accommodate four to five backpackers.

The so-called 'Cape Whale Coast' offers many delights. From Aire del Mar you can visit the Cape Floral Kingdom, see spectacular land- and seascapes, taste acclaimed wines, do white shark cage diving and/or whale-watching, and hike kilometres along the beautiful unspoilt coast. Only 2 hours’ drive from Cape Town, Aire del Mar is in the quiet and small seaside resort of Kleinbaai, near Gansbaai.

There are several top birding destinations in the immediate vicinity of Aire Del Mar. The Danger Point Peninsula gives access to resident coastal birds such as Swift Terns, African Black Oystercatchers and White-fronted Plover. In summer expect to find migratory waders such as Common Greenshank, Ruddy Turnstone, Common Whimbrel and several sandpipers. It is also regarded as the best spot to find the Antarctic Tern, a winter migrant that visits these shores between April and September. The bushes also host Southern Tchagra. It is normally not possible to visit Dyer Island, but endangered species such as Bank Cormorant and Roseate Tern and breeding species such as the Cape, White-breasted and Crowned Cormorants, Leach's Storm Petrel, African Black Oystercatchers, and Kelp and Hartlaub's Gull can be seen from the boats of whale watching and shark diving operators working in the area. There are several water bodies between Gansbaai and the Uilenkraals estuary that can produce excellent aquatic birds after good rains. The estuary itself produces vast numbers of waders during summer.

The lodge can further be used as base from which to explore the birding delights Stanford, Hermanus, the Agulhas National Park, the Overberg Wheatbelt and many more.