My day trip to West Coast National Park, Western Cape

My day trip to West Coast National Park, Western Cape

It was a perfect day to visit the park: a sunny Sunday, without any clouds. After an hour and a half of driving in the “bakkie”(that is what South Africans would call a sports utility vehicle!) with my whole host family, we finally arrived. It was a very exotic place for me – no urban environment, only mountains, vegetation and sea on the horizon. As the park is huge, you could only visit it by car. So there we were, wandering in this vast green desert. Whenever you looked around you through the car window, the landscape was different, and that was...

An afternoon with girls

An afternoon with girls

Last night, the girls announced that they had no school today, due to certain examinations being written that did not apply to them.  Promised them a trip to the village of Franschoek, so that they could go an discover this quaint little mountain village. It is here that French Protestants settled during the 1680’s, fleeing their native country due to religious persecution. When the morning arrived, we had to face that fact that the weather gods had other plans – thick, grey clouds blanketed the mountains, making it unwise for us to visit the village today. In addition to the...

Introducing Simeon one of our high school student in South Africa

Introducing Simeon one of our high school student in South Africa

We always like it when an idea works!   But we get really excited when we have an idea which works really well!! Simeon is one of our students from France who is attending a school in Simons Town, ( just south of Cape Town) at the very tip of South Africa.  He is living with a host family and going to school locally.  His High School allows him to study subjects such as Maths; History; Science and continue with his English as well.  His aim is to become fluent in the language by the time he leaves. His host family...

Adult English Programmes and Club English Programme

Adult English Programmes and Club English Programme

If you want to come to South Africa and explore and have English Lessons, then consider this option. Ideal for people who wont want a host family but who prefer to follow their independent programme as well as have English lessons as well…. A very popular programme we offer in South Africa is staying in a superior Guest House and having English Lessons there.  We offer two formulas; One is Club Family. You and your children stay in a Guest House. You take breakfast there and after Breakfast one of our Tutors will come to the Guest House and give...

Don’t monkey around

Don’t monkey around

We had a wonderful day at Cape Point.  We arrived early and walked right to the top of the Lighthouse.  The sun was high but it was still very pleasant.  A warm breeze blew and we were excited to watch the two Oceans meet. Its always exciting to see people from all over the world merge on this place and take their photographs.  When you look at the people you can see they are simply from everywhere. After walking to the Lighthouse and then taking a gentle walk down, you have to have lunch at the Two Oceans Restaurant, overlooking...