EC Partners

Cape Town Homestay

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. The 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 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 seaside 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 Monday to Sunday. 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 continental breakfast, which normally includes a choice of cereals, tea and coffee, bread with spreads, as well as fresh fruits.
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.

Accommodation Features

Bed linen provided



Type of Room



Bathroom type



Board status


Half Board

Private Bathroom Supplement Available

Emergency Number

+27 (0) 84 886 6342

Year round

Arrival and departure
Saturday and Sunday

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 homestays to the school is 15 – 30 minutes by foot. The furthest homestay are up to 30 minutes by public transport. Times are approximate.


Cancellation prior to arrival

Students cancelling fewer than 14 days before arrival will be charged a two-week accommodation fee at the standard accommodation rate and accommodation placement fees.

Cancellation after arrival

Students leaving their accommodation must give notice in writing 4 weeks prior to termination. After deducting the price of accommodation used, including the required notice period, charged at standard accommodation rates, students will be refunded the remaining accommodation costs. If the 4-week notice period is not provided, a cancellation fee equal to 4 weeks of the accommodation cost will apply.

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.
  • Students arriving in EC accommodation between 22.00 – 08.00 may be asked to book alternative accommodation for their first night. This is to ensure student’s safety on arrival.
  • Students are required to follow EC Student Code of Conduct, failure to do so can result in termination of the accommodation. 

For more accommodation terms and conditions please refer to EC accommodation policy.

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