Homestay accommodation means staying in a home (apartment or house) with a local South African host mother or host family. This give students a great opportunity to immerse themselves in South African life and culture, and practice English with native speakers in a real-life setting. Chatting daily to your hosts is a wonderful way to develop your English outside of the classroom.
If you choose to book Homestay accommodation, we will contact you to find out what Homestay options you would prefer, and what your specific requirements are. Most students stay in a private room with a shared bathroom, but shared rooms and rooms with private bathrooms are also available. Our priority is to place you with a host where you are comfortable and have everything you need.
Most of our Homestay accommodation is located in two areas in Cape Town: historic Bokaap in the City Centre, and the Atlantic Seaboard, which includes Green Point and Seapoint. Our Homestays in Bokaap are a short walk from our campus, while students on the Atlantic Seaboard usually take the MyCiti bus or an Uber to get to school.
Breakfast and dinner are provided by your host, and you would usually expect to eat with them. Free WiFi and laundry services are also included, but do bear in mind that internet speeds in South Africa may be slower than you are used to!
For more information on Homestay accommodation, check out our FAQ page.