EC Partners

Embassy Summer Cape Town

EC English Language School

Quick facts


EC Cape Town

Dates available:  30 Jun – 11 Aug

Ages: 12–17 

Groups Only

Accommodation: Twin room with en-suite

Emergency number: +27 84 886 6342

Located in the centre of Cape Town, close to the City Bowl, the V&A Waterfront with Table Mountain as its backdrop, our beautiful school in Cape Town is ideally located to explore the many wonderful tourist attractions this exciting destination has to offer.

South Africa’s “Mother City” is incredibly diverse, with old and new cultures coming together to offer a spectacular setting for a summer camp experience.



Our students are accommodated at the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl, a modern 4 star rated hotel within close walking distance (7 minutes) to the school.

  • Twin en-suite rooms featuring desks & chairs, wardrobes, safes, & air-conditioning.
  • Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the accommodation.
  • Centrally located, with plenty of shops and cafes nearby.
  •  24/7 reception with CCTV & security throughout.
  • Linens changed once a week. Bath towels provided.
  • Communal spaces for socialisation with other Embassy Summer students available.
  • Cash deposit of €40 required upon arrival, refundable on departure subject to any damage caused.

Dining & Facilities


Hot breakfast and continental including juice, coffee, toast, cereal and fruit.


2 courses, 3 options including vegetarian.  Packed lunches (provided at weekends): water, fruit, sandwich, crisps and biscuits/cake.

Evening Meal

3 courses, 3 options including vegetarian and halal option.


There are several cafés on campus for the purchase of snacks, drinks and confectionery.



5307_4_23379322_Breakfast at restaurant


  • Taught by friendly and professional English teachers.
  • 20 x 45 minute lessons per week morning or afternoon.
  • Placement test on day 1 to ensure students in appropriate level
  • Maximum 17 students per class.
  • Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities. 
  • Spacious classrooms with interactive whiteboards .
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills.
  • Student notebooks included as well as an end of course certificate.

About the School

School Amenities


  • Located in the Central Business District
  • The school is in an historical heritage building
  • 10- minute walk to the V&A Waterfront
  • 10-minute walk to Greenmarket Square and the restaurant and retail hubs of Long and Bree Streets
  • 5-minute walk to the public transport links
  • 5-minute walk to the Cape Town Stadium Fan Walk



Students will be welcomed at the reesidence where they will register and get their room keys (assuming arrival after check-in time) and can check-in to their rooms.


On the first evening there will be a welcome activity which is designed to ensure students have the opportunity to meet staff and other students and get to know more about the centre, the city and useful information which will help them during their stay.


Activities are organised in between lessons and during evenings. These activities could be on-site or near to the centre. These may include:

  • Sports such as bowling, roller skating, football and basketball.
  • Daytime activities such as walking tours, visits to museums and many exciting excursions .
  • Evening activities such as the party bus, quiz nights and trashion shows.
Excursions and Trips
Half-day Trips

Table Mountain – At just over 1,000 metres above sea level, Table Mountain is one of the most iconic images of Cape Town and, indeed, South Africa. Providing spectacular views over the city, the beaches and ocean, the National Park is a must do!

V&A Waterfront and Two Ocean Aquarium – The oldest working harbour in the Souther Hemisphere, the V&A Waterfront is full of shops, restaurants and cafes as well as the Two Oceans Aquarium, which provides a close up view of the spectacular oceans surrounding the South African coast.

Half-day Excursions

South Africa History Museum & National Gallery
It is not all about nature and wildlife! Students also get to learn more about the fascinating history of South Africa as well as visit the city’s premier public art museum.

Seal Island & World of Birds
Take a boat trip out to see the seals lazing on seal island and then visit the World of Birds, home to over 400 different species of birds, as well as
reptiles and other wildlife!

Full-day Excursions

Whale Watching, Hermanus
Approximately 90 minutes away from Cape Town on the stunning South Coast of the Western Cape, students go on an extraordinary whale watching adventure.

Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Boulders Beach
The southwesternmost point of
Africa, originally known as the Cape of Storms, the Cape of Good Hope is famous for its (poor) weather.
The day is combined with a visit to Boulders Beach, wind sheltered and safe and home to a colony of African penguins!

2 Week Sample Programmes

Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.

Students may have lessons either in the morning or in the afternoon in week 1, alternating weekly after that.

The programme is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to amendments or alterations.

Week 1 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals/Departures
     Onsite Activities
     Optional: Full Day Safari
Testing/inductions Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full   day trip:
     Cape of Good Hope
     Nature Reserve including
     Boulders Beach
Afternoon Walking City Tour V&A   Waterfront and Big Wheel Half   day trip: Table Mountain Half day trip: Seal Island and World of Birds South Africa History Musem and National Gallery
Evening Welcome Games Cinema Quiz Night Roller Skating Trashion Show Hint   Hunt Escape Room The   Great Egg Drop
Week 2 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals/Departures

Optional: Full Day Safari
V&A Waterfront and Two Oceans Aquarium Half Day Trip: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Walking Bo Kaap Tour Half Day Trip:
Lion's Head Hike
Half Day Trip:
Ostrich Farm
Full Day Trip:
Hermanus and Whale Watching Boat Tour
Afternoon Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
Evening Welcome Games
Onsite activities
Bowling Karaoke Night Ice Skating Kahoot Quiz Night Party Bus Film Night

Student Welfare

We place the highest priority on care and supervision at all of our Embassy summer centres so you can rest assured students are well looked after. Members of staff are available 24 hours a day.

Student Services

Our student support staff can help you with:

  • Accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Information about local services
  • Assistance with individual and personal problems
  • Emergency contact

Medical information

If a student needs medical attention an Embassy staff member will help make an appointment. Group leaders must accompany the student to an appointment.


Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital,
Corner of DF Malan Street and Rua Bartholomeu Dias Plain, Foreshore Cape Town
+27 21 441 0000


If a student does not have insurance to cover their time abroad, insurance is available to purchase through Embassy Summer.


A safe will be available for the storage of passports, travel documents and deposits.

In case of emergency

A 24 hour emergency telephone number is available all summer: +27 84 886 6342



EC English Language School,
42 Hans Stridjom Avenue,
Cape Town


StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl,
54 Bree Street
Cape Town