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EC Cape Town: Standard/Comfort Homestay

EC Students Only


Photos show samples of available rooms. Fixtures, fittings and sizes may vary.

Accommodation Includes

  • Bed linen provided
  • Bed linen & towels changed once weekly
  • Cleaning of laundry once per week
Type of Room
Standard : Single or Twin | Comfort : Single with Private Bathroom
Board Status
Half- Board

Description of accommodation

Students are hosted on half-board basis (breakfast and evening meals only) from Mondays to Sundays. Students can choose either single or twin room accommodation. The room either has a single or twin bed, depending on the type of accommodation being offered.

Description of local area

We host students within the Cape Town City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard areas:

Aptly referred to as the City Bowl, the heart of the city is held in an enclosed basin formed between the Atlantic Ocean and the face of Table Mountain, flanked on one side by Lion’s Head and Signal Hill, and on the other by Devil’s Peak. From the busy sea port, through the business centre, and up into the more residential slopes, the city reveals its rich history and contemporary metropolitan character. Cape Town City Centre is made up of the Foreshore, CBD, Bo-Kaap, Gardens, Higgovale, Tamboerskloof, Oranjezicht, Vredehoek and Devil’s Peak.

The Atlantic Seaboard, also known as Cape Town’s “Riviera”, stretches from the V&A Waterfront on the north shore of Table Mountain, all the way down the west side of the Cape Peninsula, stopping just short of Hout Bay. It takes in Green Point, Sea Point, Fresnaye, Bantry Bay, Camps Bay, Bakoven, Oudekraal and Llandudno along the way, and includes some of the world’s finest beaches and trendy seafront hot spots. These are all connected by a picturesque scenic drive, flanked by the Twelve Apostles mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean.

Meal Description

Breakfast: A traditional breakfast, which normally includes a choice of cereals, hot drink and/or a sandwich. We inform the hosts to have fresh fruit available as well.
Dinner: Whatever meal the family is serving.

*We ask hosts to enquire what the students like to eat and if possible, serve those types of meals also.

 


Emergency Number

+27 (0) 8488 66342

Available

 Year round

Arrival and departure

  • Arrival: Sunday

  • Departure: Saturday

Journey to school

To commute around the city centre, you can catch the MyCiTi bus from various points. Please note that you will need to purchase a ‘myconnect’ bus card from the main station at the Civic Centre in Hertzog Boulevard or participating retailers in the area. The card costs R23 and you will need to load it with travel credit. Journeys within the city centre feeder route cost R5.30.

The average distance between the homestay and school is about 30 minutes on foot although most homestays are only 20 minutes on foot from school.


Notes

  • Special dietary may be accommodated subject to availability at a fee per week
  • Twin Rooms only available for two students booking together
  • Some homes may have pets. Should students be allergic or prefer not to live with a pet they should indicate this on their preferences when booking.
  • Special requirements must be specified when booking this type of accommodation.