On the sand of one of the most beautiful bays in the world, you look out at the sun setting the Atlantic Ocean ablaze. On the perfect waves, the surfers mark their last curves whilst a party of cosmopolitan tones is sounding out its first chords…there’s no doubt about it, you are in Cape Town!
A spectacular setting where the giants of Devil’s Peak, of Table Mountain and of Lion’s Head seem to appear suddenly from the sea, where a luxurious flora serves as a showcase for a modern, bustling and diverse city…Cape Town, a really outstanding destination for a language study stay in the Finisterre of Africa, at the meeting of two oceans. If you choose to, you should be able to disembark at the « Cape of Storms » by a south-east wind, at dawn, with the sun at your back, onboard a large cargo coming from a country of Asia far behind the Indian Ocean. Failing this, hop into a taxi as soon as you arrive and climb up to one of the 3 titans which culminate at more than 1000 metres above the city in order to capture all of the beauty of this exceptional place. Built over the course of the successive colonisations and eventful histories, today Cape Town has become a captivating city which is renaming its streets and is reinventing a « rainbow » destiny for itself thanks to an endearing population fond of exchanges and encounters. Cape Town effectively has the particular gift of welcoming travellers « not like the others » who are ready to live an authentic experience in the kingdom of the « big five », luxuriant flowers and traditions of the N’Debele, Zulus and Shangaans. Effectively, those who love the raw beauty of a preserved nature, wines with powerful flavours and the salty air of the sea breezes, those who love human contacts without that which is superfluous in society life and the frenzied tempo of impromptu parties…these will be filled with joy. Cape Town and its inhabitants know how to recognise he or she who is not mistaken about the aim of his/her journey. A dream destination for one who wishes to learn English off the beaten track. In the evenings, after having enjoyed the beach for a long time, taste the best wines of the region among friends and let yourself be captivated by the languid and carnal music, nourished by traditions, rooted like a tree in the heart of Africa...these pleasures are worth all the gold in the world!