Cape Town

Sunny city with a rich mix of cultures
Cape Town

Cape Town is a beautiful city bathed in sunshine almost all year round. The city has a rich mix of cultures, cuisines and landscapes. It sits below the impressive Table Mountain National Park and next to the South Atlantic Ocean. Cape Town is a melting pot of Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and traditional African beliefs. It has a population 3.75 million. It’s a great place to start your South African adventures. Why not finish your studies with a shark cage dive, or work on an organic farm?

Cape Town

Good Hope Studies - City Centre & Newlands

Good Hope Studies is an internationally accredited (EAQUALS & IALC) English language school. It has two centres in the city. Students can choose between the vibrant city centre campus, or the upmarket residential area of Newlands, close to the University of Cape Town. Good Hope Studies has stylish premises. The locations are safe and easily accessible by public transport. It’s a privately-owned school, established in 1995.

where is it?

  • Cape Town is on the south-west coast of South Africa
  • Two campuses: City centre and Newlands
  • Close to the beach, public transport, tourist attractions

where can I sleep?

  • Homestay/Homestay Plus
  • Student house
  • Student residence
  • Campus accommodation

what can i study?

  • General English courses
  • Intensive courses
  • English for work
  • English Plus (course + volunteer, surf course, immersion)
  • IELTS & TOEFL Courses
  • Cambridge courses (FCE, CAE, CPE)
  • Private lessons
  • Study Year Programme
  • Volunteer Programme
  • Teacher Training Programme (CELTA & Delta)
  • 50 Plus Programme
  • Tertiary Education

good to know..

  • Max class size: 10 students
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • School capacity: 200 students
  • Average Age: 24
  • Minimum Age: 17
  • One lesson is 50 minutes
  • 27 classrooms
  • Interactive touch-screen displays
  • Free Wi-Fi and computers for Internet access
  • Student lounge area with free coffee and tea
  • Large classrooms with natural light
  • Large garden with pool
  • Large selection of host families
  • Restaurants, shops within walking distance


The Good Hope Studies Social Club organises a number of activities per week. The activities are a great way to visit all the must-see places in Cape Town and surroundings. The social club is also a great place to make friends and practice newly-acquired language skills.

Sample of social programme activities:
  • Ocean kayaking
  • Soup kitchen (help with a feeding programme in a disadvantaged community)
  • Soccer games
  • Visit Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay
  • Cape Point
  • Robben Island
  • 4 Day Garden Route Tour
  • Concerts, drumming, surfing, hike up Table Mountain
  • Winelands tour
  • Shark cage diving
  • Bungee and safari weekends, etc

The Language House likes

Good Hope Studies offers some brilliant activities and volunteers programmes. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Learn English in the morning, volunteer or surf in the afternoon
  • Help and work with vulnerable children in disadvantaged communities
  • Be part of rehabilitating and protecting African wildlife such as lions, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos and even sharks