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Take the long road to South Africa and the short road to English fluency.

Learn English

Course on offer

We offer a boutique immersion home stay experience to anybody who wants to learn English in a natural way. We are native English speakers and we love sharing knowledge and learning new things. Live with us in our home and enjoy great English conversations while taking part in our everyday lives. Your 10 days with us will be an English learning experience from the moment we meet you at the airport. (The airport is a 5 minute drive from our home which overlooks the beach.)

We come from different parts of South Africa which makes us interesting. We have slightly different accents. Our roots are English and I can trace my family history back to 1820, when the first English Settlers from Britain sailed into Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. South Africa is a diverse country and you will hear lots of different accents and languages. Our official business and communication language is English. We speak British English. South Africa has 11 official languages.

Active Learning

As part of your learning experience each activity will include a lesson. Booking a restaurant table, writing a review or making a purchase. In English of course! This will help you to build your confidence. If you are feeling shy please don’t worry. We will guide you and support you. It will be fun. I am a qualified TEFL teacher and I currently teach English to English Second Language learners online. www.italki.com/brends

Welcome to our city

What you can expect

We are located in Port Elizabeth on the East Coast of South Africa between Cape Town and Durban. Our area is known as the Sunshine Coast as we enjoy the most sunshine hours in South Africa per year. The sun provides opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities such as quad biking, surfing, deep sea fishing, kite surfing, sky diving and hiking. You can take a boat trip exploring beautiful islands. Rich coral reefs offer magnificent diving and snorkeling opportunities. Horse riding along our golden beaches is perfect for those wanting to get in touch with the African bush.

Welcome to our city

What you can expect

We are located in Port Elizabeth on the East Coast of South Africa between Cape Town and Durban. Our area is known as the Sunshine Coast as we enjoy the most sunshine hours in South Africa per year. The sun provides opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities such as quad biking, surfing, deep sea fishing, kite surfing, sky diving and hiking. You can take a boat trip exploring beautiful islands. Rich coral reefs offer magnificent diving and snorkeling opportunities. Horse riding along our golden beaches is perfect for those wanting to get in touch with the African bush.

Climate

We have a sub-tropical climate and in winter our temperatures seldom reach less than 8 degrees celsius and in summer they can reach more than 30 degrees celsius. Extreme heat and cold are rare in Port Elizabeth. Chris says that all the months ending in “er” are the windiest months in our city. September, October, November and December. February is the hottest month of the year.

Transport in and around Port Elizabeth

Uber is available in Port Elizabeth. If you have not booked an activity for the morning we have plenty of amenities on our doorstep. All the most popular beaches are within easy walking distance from our home. Our beachfront has modern facilities with modern shops and restaurants as well as the Boardwalk Casino complex.

Orientation and availability

Depending on when you arrive but as soon as possible after your arrival we will take you for an orientation drive along our beachfront. We will point out places of interest and make sure that you are aware of your surroundings. 

I will be available to help you, or spend time with you, from 7am to 8am and from 1pm to 5pm. Chris and I work in the mornings and most mornings you will have free time to explore. The afternoon is the best time for us to enjoy some activities together. It’s a great learning experience for all of us. From 5pm to 7pm we will be preparing dinner and your participation will be welcome. Both Chris and I will be available to spend time with you in the evenings  from 7pm to 9pm. 

Once you have made your booking and paid your deposit I will provide you with your very own google calendar. This will allow us to make changes to your itinerary as and when we need to. You can also share your calendar with your family and friends so that they know what you are doing and where you are going.