Student Life

FREE School Events:

Spirit masterclasses

EBS Cape Town will invite industry professionals/ambassadors from renowned spirit brands such as Absolut, Havana Club and Beefeater to the school. They will give you masterclasses about their selected drinks. Masterclasses may vary from course to course.

Networking night – supported by EBS MatchStaff

We will host an industry night at EBS for South Africa’s local bar owners, professionals and enthusiasts. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to meet others in the industry and potentially land yourself a job for after the course.

EBS Bree Street takeover

On the first Friday of the course, you and your new course mates will go out and get to grips with the local bar scene down Cape Town’s hippest street, Bree Street! This is a brilliant opportunity for you to get to know all the other EBS students and instructors.

Distillery tour

You will go on a guided tour of one of South Africa’s brandy or gin distilleries, depending on the time of year.

Bartender workshops

Some of Cape Town’s top bartenders will teach you about the history of cocktails in South Africa and what’s currently hot in the area, from drinks to techniques!

Beer tasting

We will head to one of the many microbreweries around town or to the Beerhouse which contains hundreds of local & international beer brands.

Cocktail creation with local products

We will look around the town for local ingredients, and discuss how to incorporate them into different cocktails back at the school.

Flair club

We will enjoy some cocktails on the sandy beaches of Camps Bay whilst the sun sets, practicing your newly found flair skills.

Optional Events

Table Mountain Visit

60 – 240 RAND, free on your birthday! Between 3.5 – 14.5 euros!
Travel to the top of one of the new 7 wonders of nature and get the best views of Cape Town. The Table Mountain visits are seasonal.

Bus Trip Tour of Cape Town

250 RAND per person – just 15 euros!
This is a great way for you to see some of the city’s most iconic landmarks with your classmates.

The Church of Meat!

35 RAND per person – that’s just 2 euros! Bargain of the century.

This is a foodie’s dream [vegetarians be warned!]. We’ll take the shuttle to Gugulethu town to experience the famous open air shack restaurant called Mzolis. Expect lots of local dancing, brai’s (BBQ’s) and local Zamalek beer!

EBS Places

Lion’s Head

Lion’s head is a mountain located between Table Mountain and Signal Hill. It’s a must for all visiting Cape Town to hike to the summit; it takes between 1 and 2 hours but it is worth it a million times over. It is also possible to go paragliding, hang-gliding or microlighting from the top of Lion’s Head.

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Visit South Africa’s oldest working harbour and take in the magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean with the rolling mountains behind you. It is the perfect place to pick up some souvenirs as there are over 450 shops along the waterfront. You’ll also find the aquarium alongside multiple fine-dining restaurants and multi-screen cinemas.

Robben Island

For the history lovers out there, Robben Island is the place to visit. The former prison that housed thousands of inmates over the years, including Nelson Mandela, was given official UNESCO status in 1999. Visit the Alcatraz of the south and find out about the fight for freedom.

Camps Bay & Clifton Beach Front

Treat yourself to a day at the beach and head over to Camps Bay or Clifton. Soak up the sun or catch some waves whilst looking out at the endless turquoise sea. As the sun goes down, head to one of the many bars to watch an unforgettable sunset with a cocktail in hand.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Visit the most beautiful and well-known garden on the continent and get in touch with nature. Take a stroll through the mountains and enjoy a well-deserved meal afterwards any time of the year. Don’t miss out on the concerts that the garden holds.

Cape Town Stadium

Catch a football match at the 55,000 capacity stadium, or just visit and admire the size of it. Concerts are held regularly here, and if you’re football mad, you’ll recognise it from the FIFA World Cup in 2010!