John loves to meet new people and hear about their life “back home!” He has taught people from Russia; Asia and Europe and continues to encourage all people learning his language. John specialises in Marketing and Business English and is a ” must ” for any Adults wishing improve their Business English. His wife, “Sana” is a wonderful cook and her main objective when you stay is to ensure you eat well and are looked after in her traditionally Slavic way

What He Offers

He lives in Gordons Bay located about 45kms from Cape Town City Centre on outskirts of the main populated area which is a quaint village located in False Bay at the foot of the scenic St. Lowry’s Pass leading to the Garden Route. It is very popular with tourists due to its proximity to scenic mountains, beaches, coastal drives, whale watching in season, wine farms, golf courses, hiking and mountain bike trails and other areas such as Stellenbosch and Franschoek.

MBA, and FCMA degrees and a TESOL teaching certificate who took up teaching English as a second language 4 years ago and spent 2.5 years teaching in Moscow and currently teaches via Skype.

He is a keen sportsman but now mostly plays golf and lawn bowls but also has other interests in cycling, photography, cooking and pottery. Sana, his wife, is originally from the Ukraine her interests include lawn bowls, cycling , photography, cooking, swimming/walking and on the beach.

  • English Language Expertise 100%
  • Local Activities 80%
  • Visitor Satisfaction 95%

Local Attractions

Whale Watching

Take a boat trip to see the stunning whales in the Bay

The Tasting Room in Franschoek

Wonderful wines and food to try

Aquila Private Reserve

Aquila offers you a unique opportunity to see lions, rhino, buffalo, elephants and leopard up close

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?

I am semi retired and work from home, so I have the time to show the students around

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

***Save** my wife loves to cook for the freinds and family

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

You will be offered a double bed with en suit. And we have seperate study/training room

My host family was excellent! I liked everything about my family, they accommodate to my needs, including my special diet, and I loved my time here.

Laure Passmore

I would like to let you know how much I appreciated my stay in this friendly family. After a warm welcome, they made me fell like at home,The room was perfect to study and relax and I liked to have my own bathroom. You can easily send some more student to that place as they will feel very confortable and enjoy the discussions with each member of the family.

Robin Leleux

I would like to say thank you for choosing this family for me. I enjoyed every day. From the beginning I felt like a part of the family and they helped me as far as they could. I would like to say that I can recommend this place to any other students which are going to study English.

Georgianna Weich

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