Language study abroadCape Town
Language course in Cape Town:
UNDER THE PROTECTIVE CLOAK OF TAFEL MOUNTAIN
Tavern of the seas- gateway to Africa- jewel of the south- however you call Cape Town, it is well on the way to becoming one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. White South Africa began in 1652, here in the “Mother City”, with the founding of a supply post by the Dutch East India Company. While Cape Town’s harbour is no longer the central factor in the city’s economic life, it is still the place where virtually all the fish that land on South African tables are packed. And the city has also remained the “Tavern of the Seas”, a supply base for ships and their crews with dry docks and sailors pubs. You can still find in the city many historical traces from the early days in the 17th century, such as the old “Castle of Good Hope”, South Africa’s oldest building or the Grand Parade Square, on which parades have been held since the early days. Along with many other historic locations and buildings, it is its natural beauty that makes Cape Town one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world.
BARBEQUE WITH BEER AND WINE
The options for eating and drinking in Cape Town are virtually endless. From international fast food chains to elegant gourmet restaurants, every visitor can find what fits their appetite and their pocket. An evening “braai” is typical South African: an opulent grill, accompanied by ample supplies of drinks. “Biltong”, spiced, air-dried beef or game is also popular. Refreshing drinks are available anywhere, together with several brands of South African beer. The Cape wines are of course particularly well known: white, rose, red wines are available in every price range.
GREEN OASIS AT THE CAPE
The climate, the glorious beaches, the alternation of steep mountain chains, green valleys, wheat fields, fruit orchards and vineyards make the Cape, within a radius of some 200 kilometres around the city, one of South Africa’s most beautiful landscapes. The Cape Dutch architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries, in small and medium sized cities such as Tulbagh and Stellenbosch, and the noble cultural artifacts of that time in many museums recall the early days of the Europeans at the Cape.