This popular choice of accommodation is ideal for students who are interested in experiencing life with a South African host first hand and practicing their English regularly.
Students will take part in their hosts' everyday life and be treated as a "member of the family", therefore they should be prepared to adapt as much as possible to their hosts' daily routines and habits. Many of our homestays have been caring for our students for many years and our Accommodation and Welfare Officers inspect all regularly.
- Standard sized bed. Bed linen will be provided by the family and changed each week. Bath and beach towels are not normally provided.
- Adequately sized wardrobe and drawer space for each student's clothing and possessions
- Table or desk and chair for private study (or access to a study area)
- Assistance with laundry can be offered, but reasonably priced local launderettes are also available nearby.
- Students are normally provided with their own door key.
- Students are encouraged to tell their hosts what kind of food they like or dislike and to communicate times for dinner or coming home at night, which helps both host and student make the most of their stay.
- Students are not normally expected to use the kitchen or take food from their hosts' cupboard or fridge without asking.
- Half Board (14 meals)
Number of students sharing
- Generally no speakers of the same native language in the same homestay, except by request.
Distance from centre
- Most homestays are between a 20 to 30 minute bus drive from the centre, however some are within walking distance.
- Many of our homestays have been caring for our students for many years and our Accommodation and Welfare Officers inspect all regularly.
Type of house
- The residential area around the centre is regarded as an upper middle-income area. However our host families range between middle to upper middle-income household. The majority of homes in Durban are free standing, with some families living in apartments or duplex houses.