Francois and Mimmie

I’m a qualified teacher with approximately 40 years of teaching experience. My husband and I taught in China for 12 years where we gained valuable experience teaching students of different cultures and nationalities. The scope of students taught, ranged from kindergarten to post graduates, as well as the training of teachers and adults in areas where we could be of help and meet their needs.

What they can offer you

We have five grown-up children. Three of our children are married and we are blessed having five grandchildren. Four children live in South Africa and one of our sons live in Shanghai, China.

We are fond of animals and especially love visiting game and nature reserves. Francois loves to climb Table Mountain and I sometimes join him if I’m fit enough, but I prefer to take the cable car! We love the outdoors and enjoy going for drives which we mostly conclude with a picnic.

Field of teaching experience:

Teaching English Second/Foreign Language: writing, speaking, reading & listening skills
Job hunting skills / career preparation
Leadership/personal development
Basic entrepreneurship/business skills development

Teaching is ever developing and challenging, so is learning. Being creative and practical when teaching, makes learning fun and less stressful.

Photography, sewing, and tambourine dancing.

  • English Language Expertise 100%
  • Local Activities 99%
  • Visitor Satisfaction 100%

Local Attractions

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

A wonderful place to walk and explore.  Ideal for keen photographers and named the most beautiful garden in South Africa!

Tour of Stellenbosch Vineyards

Visit the stunning area of Stellenbosch and see why the wine growing is so successful

V & A Waterfront

Tour the scenic V & A Waterfront; take a boat trip; explore the shops or just listen to the Street Bands

Frequently Asked Questions

When you are traveling to any new country you may have many questions. We at South African Homestays are here to help. Our job involves finding the customised accommodation the student needs, also arranging the airport transfers and dealing with any sepcial needs the student might have. We have dedicated staff working around the clock to make sure you will have the best time in South Africa. All host tutors have been regularly vetted and inspected, and all of them have high level educational qualifications and years of experience.

Do you have the time to help a student explore a South Africa?

Fancois and I devote ourself to students also I am the local cp-ordinator for South African Homesatys

How will your family react to having a new person In the house?

Both of us enjoy meeting new people and showing them our beautiful country

Do you have the resources to welcome someone into your home?

We have two guest room with private bathroom for students

They had flowers in my room and they also put a special clock with the time of my home country. They are a very nice couple and they also respected my vegetarian eating habits. They are great hosts!  

Kim Saban

I think my host mother is wonderful and I like her very much. I feel like home here. She is very kind and I feel free to say everything to her. I think living in a homestay is great, and I hardly feel homesick living here. It’s just like my home!

Evelia Hinnenkamp

My host family was excellent – just like my real family. The considered me their son and took care of me very well. I hope other international student have a great host family experience, like I did with my host family.

Theodore Myhre

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