3 Day Western Cape WOW Tour

Departure date: Friday 4 May Cost: R1805 (incl 5% off) Includes: wine & cheese tasting, township culture tour, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, visit to penguin reserve, Port & chocolate tasting, cape Agulhas and 2 nights accommodation Excludes: optional activities- shark cage diving (R1080) & Duiker Island cruise (R45) Discover off the beaten track between Cape Point & Cape Agulhas- set against a backdrop of awe-inspiring scenic wonders, blessed with abundant wildlife and wide sandy beaches. Experience the creative vibe of informal settlements, the grand elegance of our wine farms and learn about the proud cultures and traditions of our diverse people Book this tour at reception

Bar Hopping next Friday!

Join our bar hopping evening next Friday 4 May for a guaranteed fun night out on the town! Meeting place: Carnival Court (next to Dubliners on Long Street) Time: 20h00 * Strictly No Under 18’s allowed * Sign up at reception

2 Day Safari ~ 4- 5 May

Spot South Africa’s wildlife in their natural habitat on a 2 Day Safari tour! DAY 1 > CAPE TOWN > OUDTSHOORN Early morning pick up from Cape Town. A scenic journey via this famous country road toward Oudtshoorn along the scenic Garden Route. CAPE ROUTE 62 – Along South Africa’s famous country road you’ll capture the beauty of high mountains, twisting passes, rugged Karoo plains, vineyards and orchards in your personal road movie. OSTRICH FARM TOUR- Learn more about the ostrich and the brave gets a chance to ride on an ostrich’s back. (within weight limits) ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE – Interact, feed and even sit on the knee of elephants to get to know these gentle giants better. OVERNIGHT IN OUDTSHOORN – A semi-desert town in the heart of the Klein Karoo. DAY 2 > OUDTSHOORN > CAPE TOWN CANGO WILDLIFE RANCH – A sanctuary to some of the world’s most endangered animals and contribute to conservation of over 60 species. WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS: You’ll get the opportunity of a personal ‘Natural Encounter’ to touch cheetahs, hug Bengal tiger cubs, wrap yourself in a python and even dive with Nile crocodiles! (all optional activities – with extra costs) BIG FIVE GAME DRIVE (+- 2 hours) – Spot Africa’s Big 5* from the safety of a open 4×4 vehicle, in their natural habitat. The GARDEN ROUTE GAME LODGE is a malaria free, private game reserve that is home to an abundance of wildlife, including giraffe, white rhino, lion, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, kudu, zebra, wildebeest and 24 more species that make up a total of more than 400 animals. Follow the N2 highway to reach Cape Town late evening. Cost: R2160p/p Book at reception Includes: – Elephant experience and feeding – Ostrich farm + Ostrich riding (minimum weight allowance) – 4×4 Game Drive at … Read more

Garden Route Tours ~ 27 April – 1 May

Friday 27 April (Freedom Day) and 1 May (Workers Day) are public holidays in South Africa making it a perfect opportunity to explore the Garden Route! For this long weekend we have some fantastic tours on offer: 27 April – 30 April: 4 Day Garden Route Adventure Tour Set your sense of adventure free and get your adrenaline pumping by exploring the footpaths that wind through a wonderland of giant trees in this untamed wilderness. Cost: R3040 (includes: cango caves adventure tour, ostrich farm & optional riding, Wilderness National Park entrance fee, Tsitsikamma National Park entrance fee, Wilderness Canoeing, accommodation) 27 April – 30 April: 4 Day Garden Route See the penguins in Betty’s Bay, spot the whales in Hermanus, enjoy a Big 5 sunset drive & morning safari and much much more Cost: R2900 (includes: cango caves, ostrich farm & optional riding, Tsitsikamma National Park entrance fee, reptile, cheetah walk, 2 x Big 5 safaris, accommodation & breakfasts & dinners) 27 April – 1 May: 5 Day Garden Route Weekend Tour Freedom Day in SA commemorates the first free elections in 1994. So why not celebrate your freedom by going on a fun filled long weekend tour? This is a full 5 day Garden Route Tour designed to take in all that the Garden Route, Klein Karoo and the Whale Route has to offer. Cost: R3900 (Includes: Big 5 Safari, Cango Caves adventure tour, hot water springs, wine tasting, breakfasts & dinners, accommodation, local guide) 27 April – 1 May: 5 Day Garden Route & Addo National Park Tour Have fun and adventure by exploring unspoilt beaches and abundant wildlife of three National Parks including Tsitsikamma, Addo & Wilderness National Park on a stretch of untamed paradise along the south eastern coast of South Africa Cost: R4400 (Includes: cango … Read more

Lecture: History of Cape Town

Join Sebastian on Thursday 26 April in Room 3.3 at 15h15 to learn about the history of Cape Town! Levels: Beginner, Elementary & Pre- Intermediate students

Giving Back For Fred Day- 14 April 2012

On Saturday 14 April, EC Cape Town staff visited the Barcelona Children’s Home for our ‘Giving Back for Fred day’ where we planted vegetables & maintained the existing vegetable garden as well as read stories, played games and made crafts with the children. Thanks to everyone who participated in this successful day! More photos can be viewed on the EC Cape Town Facebook page: Giving Back for Fred Day 2012 And while EC Cape Town’s DOS, Nicoletta, couldn’t attend our event she did help at EC New Yorks community day! 🙂

Woodstock Cultural Bicycle Tour

Enjoy a bicycle ride to Woodstock, with a guided tour, and to end, a traditional South African ‘braai’! When: Saturday 21 April Meeting place: Outside EC Time: 10h00– 14h00 Cost: R250 includes bike & helmet. Woodstock guided tour, lunch (braai/ bbq) * Maximum of 10 people can join this tour To book please pay Claudia R250 by Thursday 19 April

‘Giving Back For Fred Day’

On Saturday 14 April EC Cape Town will be visiting the Barcelona Children’s Home in Gugulethu township as part of EC’s global ‘Giving Back for Fred Day’ event. This event, named after a much-loved team member at EC, Fred Gonzalez, who passed away tragically in 2008, sees EC staff from around the world giving something back to their local area and communities. Barcelona Children’s Home is a safe haven for orphaned and abandoned children from the ages of two years to sixteen years. EC Cape Town staff will be maintaining the vegetable garden as well as reading stories, playing games and making crafts with the children. We will also be donating books to start a library. Other activities taking place simultaneously around the world this year included voluntary work at community centers, fundraising for local charities, various environmental projects and more.