Winter is fast approaching the Cape Town shores, the mornings are chillier and daylight fades faster. If you are here studying English at Oxford English Academy you may be concerned about your leisure time. During the summer months Cape Town offers some of the best entertainment in the world. Not to mention our incredible beaches on which you can laze the weekends away.

But what to do when the wind is howling, it’s raining and the temperature has dropped way below the levels of comfort? You will be surprised how much Cape Town has to offer indoors! There are some amazing weekly food markets you can visit, such as the Oranjezicht City Farm Market, where you can buy fresh produce from the local farmers and artisanal producers. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about all the different food stuffs available in South Africa and expand your vocabulary while feasting on some delicious meals.

If you like going to the cinema why not visit The Labia Theatre in Orange Street. In this old school movie house you can relax, sip a drink from the bar or a hot chocolate from the café and watch a movie! The cinema shows foreign films, independent movies, historical cinema and art circuit films.

At Rush in Claremont you can rid yourself of all the pent up energy after a productive day in class by jumping around on the 17,000 square feet of trampolines the house. A few hours here will certainly get rid of any excess winter weight you may be carrying!

I strongly believe that one of the best ways to increase your vocabulary is through reading. At Oxford English Academy we have a library available to our students; however you can always visit the city’s National Library in Queen Victoria Street a mere 5 minute walk from our campus on Long Street. What better way to spend a cold evening than to cuddle up with a good read? If you are unsure of which books would be suited to your level we will gladly assist you in making the right choice. Therefor do not fear our Cape of Storms; you will always be very well looked after in the arms of the Mother City, come rain or shine.