Nicolette and David

Nicolette was born in The Netherlands but has spent all of her formative years in South Africa. A keen Conservationist she has been known to take her students camping in the beautiful countryside. If your passion is photography then she and her husband will share this with you. They know how to take a stunning photograph, thats for sure. Her English lessons are ideal for new learners. She is patient and thorough.

Nicolette speaks many languages including English; Dutch; Afrikaans. She is very enthusiastic about teaching and has travelled to many countries. They enjoy a very family orientated life and each lunch time like to walk their dog along the beautiful beach at Noordhook. David is a great Surfer and can often be found riding the waves in the afternoons.

What She Offers

Noordhoek has a delightful village atmosphere with inspiring sea and mountain views. Famed for its rural atmosphere, 7km beach and wetlands, Noordhoek also offers a wide range of activities, shops and restaurants. Trem-Y-Don is situated down a quiet lane close to the Noordhoek Common, 5 minutes walk to Noordhoek Farm Village. All in all a safe and tranquil area.

Nicolette has a Degree in Modern Languages and a relevant EFL teaching qualification plus years of classroom teaching around the world.

Nicolette and David have 2 children and a delightful dog. You will have a choice of bedrooms. One has a private bathroom ( not guaranteed) and all open onto the beautiful garden.

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

Local Attractions

Chapmans Peak

an amazing scenic route over the mountain to Cape Town.  Walk it. Cycle it. Drive it……..but DO IT!

Sleepy Hollow Riding School

Take a ride along the stunning Noordhoek Beach. Ideal for beginners ( you can walk ) or advanced riders

Kayaking in False Bay

Kayak around the Bay and look out for Whales; Seals and even Sharks

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?

After children gone to school my time is yours

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

we will all help you improve your english over meals

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

Two bed rooms and swimming pool are yours to enjoy while you are a guest

Dinner time was excellent, with interesting conversations dinner was very delicious, and the Host family were very kind. We played Kirigami and soccer with children. And we roasted some marshmallows together. Therefore I think my Homestay was a great experience.

Ruben Padgett

With children in their family, we enjoyed singing and watching TV together. It was fun and also I was able to learn English from them. It was also very enjoyable when we went shopping with my Host mother. She took me to different shops and told me about the South African culture. It was a great experience to be with my Host family for two weeks and I am very grateful.

Gretchen Walsh

It was so fun to stay with a Host family! It was difficult to speak English at first but I enjoyed talking with them. My English get better while I was in Homestay. My Host family was very kind to me and they helped me with homework each day. Thanks to them, I had an amazing time there. I really appreciate it.

Roxanne Young

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