Learn english & Cape cultural tour

Overview

A perfect tour to learn all there is to know about South African cutlure! Spend 5 days eating and drinking your way through Cape Town. Meet locals on a township tour, enjoy a musical dining experience in the city and go on an interactive guided walk through the historical heart of the Bo-Kaap with a mini shopping safari. Finish the tour with an English language course.

Included:
  • Airport pick up
  • 19 nights accommodation( 5 nights in dormitory & 14 nights in twin room)
  • Transfers to and from activities

    Meals:
  • Breakfast: day 2 & 3
  • Dinner: Day 1 & 4

    Day 2:
  • Walking tour OR Hop On Hop Off bus tour
    Day 3:
  • Township Tour
    Day 4 & 5:
  • Forgotten Route Tour train ticket
  • All entrances to tour activities
  • Accommodation for the night
  • Limited drinks and snacks
  • Wine and port tasting
English Course:
  • Placement level test
  • All rquired materials
  • End of course certificate
  • Qualified CELTA teachers
  • Small classes (max. 12 per class)
  • Free Net Languages online English courses while studying
Prices

Pricing on availability.

DAY 1:

You are met at the airport and taken to the 5-star SaltyCrax Backpackers in Table View. The hostel is within walking distance from Kite Beach, transport terminals, restaurants, bars and shops. Early arrivals can spend the day either on a tour through the Cape Town city centre (optional extra) or simply relaxing on beautiful white beaches with picturesque views of Table Mountain. In the evening we will have a traditional South African BBQ, called a Braai, which gives you a chance to meet the others guests from around the world.
After the good meal roll down to the local bars and pubs where you can spend the rest of the night at your leisure.

DAY 2:

Start the day with breakfast at SaltyCrax Backpackers.Your friendly SaltyCrax staff member will teach you about the bus system before you head out to Cape Town city centre. Once you get to the city centre, you have two options to choose from:

Walking Tour:
Do a walking tour visiting historical sites like the Castle of Good Hope and the Grand Parade. Learn about life under apartheid in South Africa at the Parliament Buildings and the District Six Museum. Shop for African arts and crafts in Greenmarket Square and St George’s Mall.

The Hop On Hop Off bus tour:
Board this topless bus that takes you to all the sites you need to see, such as Camps Bay, the V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain… all from the comfort of your seat!

After one of the above activities you can take a bus or walk to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Sit back and sip a cocktail, enjoy some fresh fish and watch the ships in the busy working harbour or walk around taking in the shops, markets and musicians on the sidewalks. Alternatively you can take the cable car up Table Mountain and enjoy breathtaking views of the city, or visit the famous Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was held in prison during the apartheid era (at own expense).

In the evening head back on the local bus to Table View where you can start planning your next day. We will help you book and arrange all that you need. Later, you can join the staff, other guests and the locals at one of the restaurants or bars along the beachfront in Table View – all within rolling distance from the hostel where you will be staying the night.

DAY 3:

Explore the wealth of culture, the historical development of our townships and the traditional history in the everyday life of our township residents. Meet the locals, visit a crèche and drink home- brewed beer. This is a must for anyone who wants an authentic view of South African life. After spending the morning in the local townships, take the ferry from the Mandela Gateway at the V&A Waterfront to Robben Island. Ex-inmates guide the tours and recount their experiences and hardships while imprisoned on the island.

DAY 4:

You will be collected from the hostel and taken to our local townships to explore the culture and history of local South Africans. Meet the locals, visit a school and drink home made brewed beer. In the evening, take a taxi down to Richard’s Supper Stage & Bistro in Sea Point. Here, experience a 3 course buffet dinner, while being entertained by an exciting musical show “Kaapse Stories from the Mother City” (“Kaapse” meaning Cape). This one-of-a-kind musical dinner show directed by the award-winning director Basil Appollis will take you on a journey of extraordinary events alongside ‘Pa Joe’ and his family. The show takes you on a roller coaster through its blend of humorous storytelling, powerful emotional songs, and charismatic performers unique to only Cape Town.You will then have the option to visit Robben Island (optional extra) or the waterfront in Cape Town city centre.In the evening take a cab down to Richards Bistro and enjoy a 3 course buffet dinner while being entertained by an exciting new musical show directed by the award winning director Basil Appollis, and produced by Richard Loring of internationally acclaimed “African Footprint”. Gain an uplifting insight into a community that can only be described as „the original Rainbow Nation”. In the Kaapse stories, Grandpa Joe, known to everyone as ‘Pa Joe’ takes us on a journey of extraordinary events along with his family, legally adopted or otherwise – brother Bernie, uncle Charlie and precocious granddaughter Genevieve, along with a host of other surprise characters who display their hidden talents and delightful sense of humour, whilst showing resilience and pride.

DAY 5:

Today you get to know aspects of the cultural diversity that Cape Town has to offer on an interactive guided walk through the historical heart of the Bo-Kaap with a mini shopping safari. Our focus today lies on the Cape Muslim people with their South-East Asian heritage, their culture, their community their food and links between these. The mini shopping safari, which stops at a local spice shop and halaal butcher offers opportunities to interact with locals and to discover typical ingredients. The shop-keeper himself, when available, or our knowledgeable guide, will take you behind the counter to taste, smell and touch your way through typical ingredients. The highlight is to visit a local family’s home and participate in a hands-on fun-filled cooking session & demonstration before savouring a full traditional lunch.

DAY 6-19:

The rest of your stay is spent on your Standard English Course. Lessons are held from Monday to Friday from 09:00am to 12:40pm. You will move to a hostel in Cape Town center close to the Language school where you will stay in a twin room.

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