About the Homestay
I am from the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa. I am an English and PE teacher. I have taught English as a Foreign Language abroad in 2007-2009.
I facilitated,assessed and mentored in the Wholesale and Retail Sector under the Governing Body of SETA.
I have a daughter who is married and a son who enjoys meeting people from different cultures. My daughter is in the Middle East teaching English and my son completed his studies in IS. We live in a 5 -bedroomed house, of which 3 rooms are vacant. The rooms are bigger than a standard double bedroom, with one having an en-suite and balcony. There is a huge tv room, lounge, dining room and kitchen. Parking is available on the secured premises. Private transport can also be arranged on request as well as Garden Route tour packages to suit any pocket.
For those wanting Oral Health Care, the following could be arranged:
Orthodontics, Endodontics, Implantology, Dental Laser therapy and any other dental care.
- Games Room
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Public transport is easy to find, however if you wanting private transport (including driver), it can be arranged. The busy shopping suburb is a 10 min drive away (depending on traffic). There is a smaller mall (Kenilworth Centre) , situated almost on the doorstep. Kenwyn is very central to get to all areas of Cape Town.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
No smoking in the house.
Keep rooms tidy
Breakfast daily, however, if you would like to join us for traditional dinners , you are most welcome at a minimal cost .
Laundry will be done at a cost of 8 euros a load.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
This guest awarded the host 4 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.
This was my first experience with homestay so I was apprehensive to stay with a family whom I did not know at all, half way across the world. However, I am so pleased that I did. Shafeekah and her family went out of their way to accommodate for me and make me feel comfortable. After just 12 days, I left feeling like a member of the family. I am very grateful to this family for helping me in every way possible to make my stay a memorable one; they even went sightseeing with me! If I ever get the chance to return to SA, I would do it all again. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
My name is Nuria Monjane. I am Mozambican .
I loved my trip on Cape Town and also the experience to be part of Shafeekah’s family.
Shafeekah was a real mother cause she treated me like a daughter and made me feel like I was at home.
One of the things that I appreciated the most is that whenever I got home, she used to ask how had my day been. Oh I liked this kind of attention.
Futhermore she prepared delicious sandwiches (I know she still does) to take to school as a lunch pail and some dishes without chilli (Lol).
Thank you for the time that your family devoted to me and memories too.
nice family , beautiful house
I advice any one came here to study
Book shafeekah house
If you are looking for a real South African experience with warmt and sincerity this is the place. Spent a whole month in this household, full with love and it was fabulous. Will mos def go back again. Lovely family and lovely delicious food! Shafeekah is the perfect host for first timers and everyone else!
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