2 weeks in Cape Town

Author: · April 24. 2009 · Students

After arriving at the Cape Town international Airport we were picked up by Jacques from Coffeebeans. He took us to our guest house in Sea Point where we met our very friendly apartment-mom, Cheryl. We felt very comfortable during the two weeks.

Our days always started with English lessons with Gavin in the advanced class. We had so much fun learning English with him. We refreshed our knowledge in gramma and skills and had interesting discussions.

Also very interesting were our Language Excursions in the afternoon. Because of our first topic “Environment” we viseted Rondevlei and met Joy. She showed us around and we got to know many different South African plants and animals. On Thursday we met Clinton, a fire fighter at the Table Mountain National Park. He showed us the equipment which they need to fight a fire. Clinton was a very nice guy who answered all the questions we were interested in.

At Saturday we started a whole day trip all along the Peninsula Route with Jacques. At first we stopped for a delicious lunch at the harbour, where we had fish and chips. Afterwards we visited the penguins and took a lot of pictures with them.
The highlight of the tour was our walk to the Cape of Good Hope. We had an amazing view over Cape Town.
Khwattu! was our second weekend tour on Sunday. We learned to read animal tracks, got to know how the bushmen lived and made ornaments and lastly we attended a very interesting click-workshop.

The theme of the second school week was “Education & Youth”! Therefore we visited two very different schools. One was the Serepta High school at Kalkfontein, where we had an interesting discussion with the pupils. The second school we visited was Rustenburg Girls’ High school in Rondebosch where we had a warm welcome by the girls and teachers. The most interesting was to see the big differences between both schools.

All in all it was a wonderful experience to be in Cape Town. On the one hand we improved our English skills and on the other hand we learned a lot about the culture, the environment and the South African people. The whole trip was very good organized and everyone was taking care of us. We all thisk this trip was worth wile and we would always come back!

Sonja, Anna-lisa, Jennifa

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