In Memory of Capt Stohr

We wish to express our deepest sympathy to family & friends of Capt Hubertus Stohr on his sad passing. Capt Stohr was the much-loved mentor & training facilitator of the Sonatide Angolan students studying English at EC.

This Saturday: J&B Met

Cost: R120 transport (R165 for entry to race course)– book at reception South Africa’s most prestigious horse race and Cape Town’s premier social event, The J&B Met, will once again transform the Kenilworth Racecourse into a field of dreams and high fashion on Saturday 29 January 2011. This year’s theme, “larger than life” calls on supporters to dress boldly, beautifully & stand out! Showcasing the top 16 horses in South Africa and a gathering of the rich and famous, fashion junkies and other style lovers, this will be the event to attend!

Our Interns!

Meet our 2 new interns and see what they have to say about EC and Cape Town: “Having finished my studies in Switzerland I was looking for an exciting place to spend a couple of adventurous months away from home and to improve my English at the same time. Summer, sun and a completely different culture just cried for Cape Town. Without thinking I decided and despite the tough CAE course it was the best thing I could have done: EC Cape Town welcomes you and lets you feel comfortable and besides studying and working, Cape Town and its surroundings offer lots of possibilities to experience its nature, history, creativity and cuisines and to relax. It’s amazing at every corner you pass.”– Ivana “My name is Viktor, and I´m really happy to tell you that I´m the new intern at EC School Cape Town. For the last two years, I have been studying Media Management at Macromedia Hamburg University. Part of my course-work includes an internship which is targeted at further developing my expertise in the field of management. I´m convinced that EC School can help me to improve my language and widen my cultural awareness while giving much needed and relevant practical experience. I would like to take this opportunity to thank EC for this great opportunity and for the warm welcome which I received. I will certainly do my best and I will try very hard to give EC something in return.”– Viktor

Cape Point 22/01

A Cape Point tour with a difference! Students went to all the main stops on the Cape Peninsula but along the way stopped at some of the Capes most notorious watering holes, bars and pubs to sample some South African ‘specialties’.

Robben Island

“On Thursday 13 January I joined our group from Brazil on a tour to Robben Island. It was unforgettable to say the least! After a tour of the island- which is today a World Heritage Site- we heard about life in prison from someone who’d served a sentence there. We were also, of course, taken to Nelson Mandela’s cell where he’d spent 18 years. Since opening to the public in 1997, Robben Island has become a focal point of South African heritage and I’m sure the students learnt a lot about South African history. Besides being informative, the trip also offered the most beautiful views across the bay of Cape Town and Table Mountain and the boat trip back was exhilarating as the late afternoon swells left us all refreshed – and a few of us drenched with water!” -Claudia Mazuhelli Receptionist & Client Liaison Officer

1 Day Safari

Rifqah- our Accommodation Coordinator- joined our group from Brazil on a 1 Day Safari on 08 January. Rifqah says, “It was a perfect summer’s day! We all had such a wonderful time from start to finish: the amazing breakfast, swimming in the rock pools, spotting the Big 5 on the game drive and the delicious traditional South African lunch. We especially enjoyed being chased by an elephant!”

Wine Tour 15/01

On Saturday 15 January some our students did a wine tour which took them through the historical and majestic towns of Stellenbosch and Franschoek where they visited the best wineries. Check out some of the pics: