Language school in autumn? I have written about this wonderful season before. Summer is a logical time to learn English abroad. But autumn is also a wonderful season. Slowly but surely sunlight is arriving a little later in the mornings and there is a nippy bite in the air as I walk to start my day at Oxford English Academy, Cape Town. Evenings are setting in a tad earlier and you can see the leaves are changing colour. Oh dear, does this mean the end of summer? The end of long days spent outside exploring our beautiful city and its surrounds? Luckily the answer is no, not at all!
Language School in Autumn offers lots of Activities
Autumn is one of the Western Cape’s best seasons, in my opinion. Often during the months of March and April you will experience beautiful, warm, sunny days. In fact, as the dreaded South Easter wind tends to die down over these months, I find it preferable to the summer months. Let’s look at a few activities and adventures you can take on during these months as a final salute to summer.
Language School in Autumn is more Relaxed
Due to the fact that the height of the tourist season is over, you will find popular spots like the V&A Waterfront a lot quieter and more easily accessible. Generally, the city still has a nice buzz. But without the crazy queuing you can sometimes find in the height of summer.
Heading into the countryside will be a breath-taking experience as you witness how the landscapes change colour. The green scenery changes into a range of browns, oranges and reds that any photographer would love to capture. Trail Tuned Tours will be happy to take you on a full day tour through the Winelands. They stop at various wine farms. The tours can be tailor made to suit your needs. And they promise to be an informative day of fun and laughter. Check out their Facebook page or talk to any of our friendly staff to help you book.
Language School in Autumn is for the Outdoors
The cooler air provides the perfect climate for hiking. And you won’t break into a sweat within the first ten minutes at least. Nature is having a ball shedding leaves that will give a magical feel to any path you decide to take. I love going for a walk in the Table Mountain Nature Reserve starting near Deer Park because there are lovely, tranquil picnic spots in the forest.
I actually cannot think of a season that I would not recommend in Cape Town. However I must admit that year after year autumn does seem to tickle my fancy the most. Next time I will delve a little further into what there is on offer during the next few months before we go into hibernation.