It’s whale season in South Africa! A must do is a weekend trip to Hermanus. 4Exchange arranged this for me and some other students. Hermanus has the status of being the best land-based whale watching destination in the world.

If you drive to Hermanus you should definitely take the touristic route. Sure, it isn’t the fasters route, but it is absolutely the most beautiful. You will find a lot of curves, an amazing view on the ocean, high  mountains and colourful flowers during this route.

After 1 hour drive you arrive at Betty’s Bay. There is a small sign along the road with a penguin on it. Make sure you stop, because you can see here a large African penguin colony. After this just continue your route to Hermanus.

When we arrived at Hermanus we went to check in at our accommodation: Hermanus Esplanade. After checking in we climbed the rocks and had a lovely view over the sea. In the evening we had a typical South African braai with a large group of students. If you feel like, you can explore the nightlife at Hermanus. We went to 2 pubs: Shimmies and Barneys. Because Hermanus is a small village, I guess these are the only pubs in town. Luckily for us, it were nice pubs and we had a lovely time!

Except watching wales there are many other activities that take place at Hermanus. You could go quad biking, shark cage diving, horse riding, zip lining, wine tasting and there’s  a lot more! Are you in a less active mood? Just enjoy  the amazing view!

I went quad biking for the first time in my life. It was so much fun! Halfway the route we stopped to make some pictures of the stunning views.

On Sunday we went back and again took the touristic route. We saw some Baboons sitting next to the road. I believe that´s really impressive! In the Netherlands you can only see them in a zoo. We stopped at Gordon´s Bay to grab some lunch. To make a long story short, it was a fantastic weekend and I highly recommend to go to Hermanus during whale season!



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Football Match: Ajax Cape Town – Mamelodi Sundowns

What an amazing football match yesterday! Ajax Cape Town 2 – 2 Mamelodi Sundowns. Lovely people, great atmosphere, beautiful stadium and lots of fun.



Guestbook entry from Fejo III 2013

FEJO 3 2013

Dear Kurus-English team!

It was a great pleasure spending two weeks with you in Cape Town. Thank you for so much fun and so many magificent impressions. The excursions were extremely interesting and very helpful to improve our English skills and to learn more about South Africa.

Special thanks to our teachers…

We will sorely miss you all!

Jenny, Jana, Tanja, Nils, Djamel, Markus, Philipp, Steffen, Selina, Martin, Luise, Maik, Johannes, Tom, Lisa

Language Excursion: Food and Cuisine

This week we had a beautiful language excursion about food.

We started the week at BoKaap  at Na-Iema, where the students could taste lovely Cape Malay cuisine. The Malay slaves imported to the Cape by the Dutch East India company in 1658, came from Indonesia, Malaysia and Madagascar. Their ability to adapt their recipes to locally available ingredients soon became apparent and their cooking talents, using the aromatic spices from the Far East, greatly enhanced the local settler cuisine. This was an important development in South African food history.

We went to the township which is called Langa to visit Nomzamo chisa nyama. Langa is the oldest of such townships in Cape Town and was the location of much resistance to Apartheid. We tasted the isiXhosa Food, which is mostly made up of starch/carbohydrates.

At to end this amazing week we went to Honest Chocolate to make our own healthy chocolate.





Hello everyone!

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The spring is started and so is my internship at Kurus English. I love the bright colours at Kurus English, they just make you feel happy!

My name is Francien Tullemans, I am 19 years old and I have been studying International Business at Zuyd University Maastricht for the last two years. Part of my Bachelor’s Degree is completing an internship abroad. This is the reason why I’m in Cape Town now. I will be staying here for 5 beautiful months. I think that working in an English-speaking environment and in a new city will be quite a challenge, but I am sure I will have a great time. And you know what they say: Time flies when you’re having fun.

I am very happy to join Kurus English. Hopefully, I will learn a lot and have a wonderful experience. So, thanks to Kurus English for having me and giving me this amazing opportunity. I will do my best to help you with the school’s marketing campaign and many other activities.

Besides doing an internship, meeting wonderful people from diverse backgrounds,  and getting to know Cape Town and its culture, I also hope to improve my English.

If you would like to know more about me or about Kurus English, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be more than happy to help you.

Hope to see you at Kurus English very soon!

Kind regards,


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