and talk” is a new concept, offering a
service to overseas visitors to Cape Town, who
need to improve their conversational English.
We invite our students to experience walking
in the beautiful Cape surroundings while improving
their English skills, i.e. conversation, vocabulary,
grammar etc., in a relaxed yet educational manner.
History, culture and the environment can also
be selected to be a part of the programme.
can also tailor-make their own tour from the
destinations offered, or any place of their own
choosing. Outings can be for one or two hours,
or a whole morning or afternoon. The classroom
is the beautiful Cape and will include situational
learning, i.e. ordering of meals in coffee shops,
ATM procedure, asking for directions etc. The
teachers are highly experienced English teachers,
with TEFL training. All levels of ability are
Hout Bay Walk
2 to 2.5 hours open to all visitors.
We leave from the Hout Bay Tourist office and walk to the East Fort passing many historical buildings along the way and talking about the history and early days of Hout Bay, in English of course. We take along our current class of car guards who are Congolese and French speaking and this proves a very interesting mix of conversation along the way. On the return journey we call in at the beading ladies in the community centre and stop off for a cool drink or coffee at a coffee shop.
The cost of the walk is R150 per person
Phone Christine on 0823731240 / 0847892388
or The Hout Bay Tourist office 021 791 8380
or The Hout Bay Consulate 0788232219
or Tobi 021 790 1194
from Elfriede Zieglschmid from Germany of a Walk
and Talk experience:
“I remember the sunny
day when we went to the Company’s Gardens.
I was very astonished to see the blooming roses
and the wonderful strelitzias although it was winter
in South Africa. We strolled through the park and
you told us a lot about the animals and plants
we saw there.
While we were having a cup of coffee,
you gave me a nice little exercise book to write
in my vocabulary. Thanks once again. Christine
H drew in a strelitzia and a squirrel. That’s
a really nice souvenir. Later we went to Green
Market Square, took some photos and Elisabeth bought
some fabric there. On our way back we visited St.
Georges Church and you showed us the Parliament.
On our next lesson, you brought us to Hout Bay.
On the way there we stopped above the harbour and
enjoyed the wonderful view of the bay. Then we
walked through the dunes, along the beach to Mariner’s
Wharf where we had a look at all the souvenirs
they sell there, the fishing market and saw some
seals lying on the pier. Thank you for saving my
life, if you hadn’t warned me I would have
become the seal’s lunch!!
After having a
delicious meal at Chapman’s Peak Hotel we
strolled back through the town. On our way home
we enjoyed the breathtaking view of Camps Bay and
the wonderful beaches of Clifton. That was a wonderful
day out and indeed a pleasurable way of practising
the English language.”