Homestay in Cape Town

Up to 30 minutes to the school

A host home is ideal if you want to experience life with a South African host first hand and practise your English.

  • Breakfast included
  • Evening meals optional
  • Private bathrooms in some rooms

Distance to school

Some host families live within walking distance to the school, while others are up to a 30-minute bus journey away.

Local Transport

MyCiti bus stops are located in walking distance of all host families. These buses can be used to travel easily to the city centre, Camps Bay and the rest of central Cape Town. A bus card should be purchased in advance and loaded with credit as the MyCiti bus does not accept cash.

5-10 minutes away

This will vary depending on your host.


Host families are located in Cape Town, mainly in Sea Point and Green Point.

Type of accommodation

Age of students
16 years and over.

Check-in and check-out
Check-in after 14.00. Check-out before 10.00. Other times by arrangement.

Breakfast is always included. Evening meals may be booked in advance at an additional cost.

Kitchen/cooking facilities
Kitchens are not normally available for students to cook their own food.

There are single and twin rooms available. Each room has an adequate wardrobe and drawer space for each student’s possessions and a study desk. Shared rooms are only available for students booking together.

Most rooms are with shared bathroom, always including a shower, basin and WC. En-suite bathrooms are available on request for single rooms at a supplement fee.

Electricity, heating and lighting are included in the price. Electricity is 240V, 50Hz AC.

Internet and phone
Internet access and telephones are not normally available.

Assistance with laundry can be offered at an extra charge, but reasonably priced local launderettes are also available nearby.

Security and keys
Students are issued with a key to their room and host home on arrival.

Bed linen, towels and cleaning
Clean bed linen and towels provided once a week. Bedrooms are cleaned once a week and students are responsible for keeping their room tidy.

Cape Town is currently experiencing a drought with permanent water restrictions in place. Please conserve water where possible.

Deposit & Damage Charges
No deposit required. Damage should be paid for at cost.

Visitors must be agreed in advance with the host.

Noise and restrictions
Noise must not be heard outside the bedrooms and students should respect the host’s right to a quiet home.

Available all year to students aged 16 and older.

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