Learn English & Cape Town Orientation

Overview

This is the perfect tour for those of you who have just arrived in Cape Town to learn English. Get to know the Mother City on foot or during a bus tour before startin gyour English Course.

Included:
  • Airport pick up
  • Welcome BBQ
  • 16 nights accommodation (2 nights in dormitory & 14 nights in twin room)
  • MyCiTi bus pass
  • Guided walking Tour or Hop On Hop Off bus tour
  • English Course

    Meals:
  • Breakfast: day 1 & 2
  • Dinner: day 1
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

Depending on which type of accommodation you choose the prices for this tour are as follows:

Dorm room: ZAR 1690
You will share a dormitory room which sleeps 4-10 people.

Private Room: ZAR 2090
You will have one of our private rooms all to yourself.

Sharing Private Room: ZAR 1960 p.p.
This option is ideal if you are travelling with your family or a small group of friends and prefer a bit more privacy.

DAY 1:

You are welcomed at the airport and taken to the SaltyCrax Backpackers in Table View. The hostel is within walking distance from all bars, restaurants, the beach, shops and transport terminals. Early arrivals can spend the day either on a tour through the Cape Town city centre (Own expense) or just relax on the beautiful white beaches with picturesque views of Table Mountain. In the evening, we meet at the hostel for a traditional South African BBQ called a braai. After a good meal, you can roll down to the local bars and pubs where you can spend the rest of the night at 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 3-17:

The rest of the week 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.

SALTYCRAX BACKPACKERS