Learn English & Cape Town Flexi

Overview

This tour is a great way to Learn English and explore Cape Town, also known as The Mother City. Learn about the history of this city, meet the residential penguins at on a tour of the Cape Peninsula and taste the wines of the surrounding vineyards.

Included:
  • Airport pick up
  • 19 nights accommodation (6 nights in dormitory & 13 nights in twin room)
  • Transfers in and out of Cape Town
  • Transfers to and from activities

    Meals:
  • Breakfast: day 2 & 3
  • Lunch: day 4
  • Dinner: day 1 & 5Day 2:
  • MyCiTi Buss Pass
  • Hop on Hop off Bus Tour
    Day 3:
  • Cape Point tour
    Day 4: 
  • Wine Tour
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:

Today you will explore the splendour of the Cape Peninsula on a Cape Point Tour. The tour follows the Atlantic Seaboard, past Clifton & Camps Bay to the fishing hamlet of Hout Bay. A cruise to Duiker Island to see the colony of Cape Fur Seals is optional. Continue along the scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive to Boulders Beach to meet a colony of rare Jackass Penguins (Own expense). At the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve you can cycle through the reserve. You stop for a picnic lunch before climbing to the lighthouse. After taking in the amazing views you slowly head back to Table View past the white beaches of Kommetjie and Scarborough.

DAY 4:

The Wine Route tour is mellow and involves no exercise – other than lifting your wine glass. You will visit three regions of the Cape Winelands: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, with a tasting in each region, a cellar tour at one of the farms and a picnic lunch. The wine farms offer a variety of white and red cultivars, as well as their own blends and styles. We allow enough time for each tasting to fully appreciate and enjoy the wine master’s art.

DAY 5:

You can spend the day relaxing on the beach or go on an adventure like shark-cage diving, skydiving or sandboarding. For other options on what you can do check out our activities. (Own expense). After your free day you will arrive back at the backpackers where you can share your stories from the past few days over a drink with the other guests. If you want to, venture off to explore Table Views nightlife.

Extra/Optional Activities:

Cape Town is home to many different kinds of people and types of activities. Whether you are interested in sports, adventure, culture or history, there is something for everyone. If you are interested in any of the activities mentioned below and would like more information please contact us on [email protected]

Surf Lessons

Take surf lessons at the sandy white beaches of Blouberg or Muizenburg.

  • Departs: daily, weather permitting
Kitesurfing Lessons

The ultimate power kite activity. Learn to speed across the water. Lessons with a qualified instructor are at least 6 hours long and include boards, kites, harnesses, wetsuits, helmets and all appropriate safety equipment.

  • Departs: daily, weather permitting
Township Tour

Explore the culture and history of townships. Meet the locals, visit preschool, a traditional healer and even go to church on sundays. This is a must for any one who wants an authentic view of South African life.

  • Departs: daily
Township Tour & Robben Island

After spending the morning in the local town- ships, 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.

  • Departs: daily, weather permitting
Kloofing (Cliff jumping)

Hike through Kamikaze Canyon and experience a day full of adventure. This trip promises to rock your socks off as you will embark on a 65m Waterfall Abseil. Try your hand at Kloofing, jumping from 3 metres to 22 metres into a crystal clear rock pool below.

  • Departs: daily, weather permitting. Min 4 pax. Breakfast and lunch will be provided
Quad Biking

After a short introduction, join a guided ride through the many tracks, trails or courses.

  • Departs: daily
Abseil Table Mountain

Abseil 112m down the world’s highest commercial abseil. Enjoy a wonderful view of Cape Town and the Atlantic Ocean at 1000m

  • Departs: daily
Shark Cage Diving

See the Great White Shark face-to-face in its natural habitat. The experienced and specialised crew in Gansbaai will take you to “Shark Alley”, the prime spot for shark cage diving.

  • Departs: daily, weather permitting. Breakfast and lunch are included.
Skydiving

Experience a tandem jump or take lessons and do a solo jump. During the 20 minute aircraft-ride, you will have an awesome view of the West Coast, Cape Town, Robben Island and Table Mountain. Then enjoy an exhilarating free-fall at 200kph followed by a peaceful parachute-ride.

  • Departs: daily, weather permitting
Paragliding

Go for a paragliding flight in Cape Town seeing all the great sights from the air, fly from Lions Head and land on the field in front of The Bungalow, between Camps Bay and Clifton beaches or over Sea Point from Signal Hill landing on the famous Sea Point Promenade next to the beautiful atlantic ocean.

  • Departs: daily, weather permitting
Big 5 Safari

View South Africa’s Big 5 in their natural surroundings inside a 4 star private nature reserve. Join us for a 2-3 hour game drive in a 4×4 Safari vehicle with an experienced ranger guide.

  • Departs: daily, buffet breakfast & lunch, as well as refreshments are included
Sandboarding

Learn sandboarding in a safe and fun-filled environment. You are provided with high quality equipment and experienced guides.

  • Departs: daily, Refreshments are included
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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