Ballito, South Africa: Overlooking the Indian Ocean in the coastal resort town of Ballito, we are 1 kilometre from the beach, close to shopping malls and restaurants, and only 30 minutes from Durban and 15 minutes from Umhlanga. Ballito has great beaches and warm sunny weather. Things to do include: swimming, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, shark cage diving, micro-lighting, deep sea fishing, boat trips, and mountain biking, to name just some activities. There are excellent golf courses just a few minutes away .

Type of Programme
One-to-One, personalised English tuition living full-board with the tutor's own family and in the tutor's own home, including local visits and excursions, meeting friends, neighbours and professional colleagues etc.

Type of House: Detached House - South Africa

Eurolingua English Homestay in Ballito

Eurolingua English Homestay in Ballito

Eurolingua English Homestay in Ballito

Eurolingua English Homestay in Ballito

Teaching Qualifications and Experience

I have an MA degree in English, a TEFL certificate (AIS CertTEFL) from New Zealand, and was formerly a certified IELTS Examiner. I have taught English in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. In Japan I worked for Osaka University as a lecturer in the Department of Languages and Cultures. I have also lectured at the University of Canberra in Australia and at The University of Natal (now UKZN) in South Africa. I am a published poet and novelist. Kasia from Honey Street, my first novel was published last year. I currently lecture English Literature in Durban and am also completing a PhD.

Hobbies and Interests

I am a writer and am passionate about photography. I also enjoy playing tennis – there are tennis courts down the road which are free to use (we have plenty of tennis racquets). My wife, Nicky and I both love walking, the sea, travelling, meeting and getting to know new people, and socializing.


The student’s room is light and airy with a sea view. There are two single beds in the room, a small desk with a lamp and a chair, built in cupboards, and a mini-hi-fi. The room does not have an en-suite bathroom. The main bathroom, which the student would use, has a bath and a shower etc.

Excursions and Local Attractions

The area offers beautiful beaches and great weather. Day excursions could include: a picnic at Christmas Bay; a visit to a crocodile farm; visits to Durban: The Golden Mile; Moses Mabida Stadium; Sea World; the Botanical Gardens; Mitchel Park Zoo, The Campbell Collections Museum; KwaMuhle Museum (Apartheid history); The Old Fort (military history museum) (excl. entrance/activity fees for some). A visit to Umhlanga Rocks: beaches; Gateway Theatre of Shopping; Sharks Board. Visits to the Valley of a Thousand Hills for Zulu dancing. Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve and St Lucia Estuary world heritage site are 2 hours to the north, but would require a special trip. Ballito also offers: zip sliding; helicopter tours; microlight tours; cage shark dives; scuba diving; spearfishing; deep sea fishing; dolphin and whale viewing; boat cruises. There are also golf courses nearby: Durban Country Club (30mins); Zimbali (5mins); Umhlali (5mins). Plus numerous restaurants, shops, and health spas.

Eurolingua English Homestay in Ballito


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