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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 Features

  • Bed linen provided


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

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.

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.

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


Year round

Arrival and departure

  • Arrival: Saturday

  • Departure: Saturday

Journey to school

To commute around the city centre, you can take the MyCiTi bus from various bus stops. Please note that you will need to purchase a ‘MyConnect’ bus card and load credit onto the card. The buses do not accept cash.. Bus cards and credit can be purchased from the Adderley Street Bus Station close to the school or from participating retailers around Cape Town.

The average distance from a homestay to the school is 30 minutes by foot. The furthest homestay are up to 30 minutes by public transport.

House Rules

  • Special dietary requests may be accommodated, subject to availability at a supplement fee per week
  • A Twin Room may be booked by a student travelling alone; however, the student should be aware that he/she will share the room with another student of the same gender. We will do our best to ensure students sharing rooms are within the same age range and that nationalities are mixed, but this is not guaranteed.
  • 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.
  • Laundry services are not provided. Students will need to wash their clothes at the nearest laundrette.

 For more accommodation terms please refer here