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About Cape Town

Cape Town may not be the most obvious place to go and learn English, but think about this: which destination offers you first-class service in every respect at a very reasonable price? Which destination can offer you more hours of sunshine than the Bahamas throughout the year? Which destination has often been named the most beautiful city in the world? Exactly, the answer to each question is Cape Town.

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What Cape Town has to offer

  • Much lower cost of living than other language travel destinations.
  • Mild weather all year round.
  • World-renowned natural beauty.
  • Extremely friendly people.
  • Very clear English is spoken.
  • Modern infrastructure.
  • A young and vibrant city.

Things to see in Cape Town

Table Mountain is the most famous landmark in Cape Town. With the cableway, you can reach the top of Table Mountain in just a few minutes. From there, you enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is not only for flower lovers. It holds an incredible range of plant species, all of which are found nowhere else. The unique Cape Floral Kingdom is one of the world's great botanical kingdoms. In summer, locals pack picnics and enjoy concerts - from rock to classical - at the garden's amphitheatre.

The Cape region is a world-famous producer of high quality wines. The Constantia Vineyards are amongst the oldest vineyards in South Africa and spoil the visitor with their unique architecture and beautiful location.

The Cape of Good Hope is world famous and is part of a large national park. The school offers regular trips to this beautiful spot where "two oceans meet".

Nelson Mandela served most of his time in prison on Robben Island. Today the island is a museum and a World Heritage Site. After a 30-minute ride on a ferry, you follow a guided tour through the prison and take a drive around the island.

The V&A Waterfront is a popular entertainment spot and working harbour. It is frequented by both tourists and Capetonians.

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Off the beaten track

These are some of the many ways to make your trip special:

  • Drive along Table Mountain or up Signal Hill and enjoy the sunset over the sea. Have a drink with your friends, but note that it's not a good idea to go on your own.
  • Visit some of the many wine farms and do some wine-tasting. Some farms even offer a picnic lunch. A must!
  • Have a picnic at Camps Bay beach.
  • Hike up Table Mountain. You start at either Kirstenbosch (about 3 hours) or at the lower cableway station (1,5 hours).
  • Go horse-riding along Noordhoek beach. Don't worry if you have never been on a horse before.
  • Watch the whales at Hermanus (July to October).
  • Visit the District Six museum.
  • Enjoy the sunset at Blue Peter in Bloubergstrand.
  • Keep your eyes open. You will find many more things to make your trip special.