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Good Hope StudiesCape Town, South Africa

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Price at School 216€
From 206€ per week
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4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Overall school rating of Good Hope Studies, Cape Town
Ranked #5 of 13 English schools in Cape Town
School
Location of the school
4.8 

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Social activities
3.9 

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Organisation
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
3.7 

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
3.5 

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years
0.0 

Rating: 0.0/5.0

(0)
Students 18-30 years
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

(3)
Students 31-49 years
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

(3)
Students 50+ years
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

(4)
What we like about the school
  • On campus accommodation offered
  • Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Electronic whiteboards in all classrooms.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: Good Hope Studies is located in the unique city of Cape Town, South Africa's administrative capital city, which sits between the coast and Table Mountain. The school is housed in an upmarket residential area of gated homes bordering the Newlands and Claremont suburban areas of the city. The large detached building is on private grounds and has a garden area. Attractions and sites of interest within walking distance of the school include several commercial shopping malls, many eateries, and some parks and green spaces.

Course selection: Good Hope Studies Cape Town provides English language programmes for students of all levels all year round. In addition to General English taught over various schedules and intensities, the school also provides Exam Preparation (TOEFL, FCE, CAE, CPE, CELTA, IELTS), several English & Volunteering programmes, Senior 50+ programmes, and courses of private tuition. Private tuition can be taken in conjunction or independently from any other programme.

Getting around: The school is within walking distance of train services. The closest train station to the school is Harfield Road, which is around a 20-minute walk from the school's front doors.

School facilities: The school has several attributes to ease and promote social engagements within the school. Such characteristics include an outdoor pool and lounge area, on-campus accommodation and a large garden. Good Hope Studies also has a library and a computer lab, and offers free water, coffee, and WIFI to all students.

All classrooms have ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment.
  • The language school Good Hope Studies was founded in Cape Town, South Africa in 1995.
  • Legal name / parent company: Graserkrat Sprachreisen GmbH
  • Tax registration ID: ATU52992800
  • Abbreviated name of school: GHS Cape Town

English Courses

General Language
Private
Work & Study
Business
Exam PreparationWhy exam preparation courses are excellent for optimum progress
Language Plus Activity

Information for all courses offered by Good Hope Studies

Comments about courses

Refundable deposit to cover loss or damage at the school and accommodation and for cancellation charges for activities: EUR 100.

Alteration fee after arrival: EUR 40.
Medical insurance application fee: EUR 35.
Monthly insurance fee (minimum 3 months): EUR 40.

Course book fees:

  • Rental: EUR 5 - EUR 15.
  • Buying (optional): EUR 15 - EUR 45.
    Payable every 12 weeks or when changing levels.
Lesson duration
50 minutes
School's administrative fee
55.00 €
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 21 Mar 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 17 Jun 2024, 09 Aug 2024, 24 Sep 2024, 16 Dec 2024, 25 Dec 2024, 26 Dec 2024.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.

Lessons needed per English language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Free access to swimming pool
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED Free local SIM card
Note: All courses offered by Good Hope Studies, Cape Town can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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  • Good Hope Studies Newlands
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  • GHS City Centre - classes
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  • GHS City Centre - atrium
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  • Excursions
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  • at the beach
    at the beach5/63
  • GHS City Centre reception
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  • Good Hope Studies outdoor area
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  • Perfect picture moment
    Perfect picture moment8/63
  • City Centre Residence twin
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  • Camps Bay
    Camps Bay10/63
  • Muizenberg Beach
    Muizenberg Beach11/63
  • Camps Bay
    Camps Bay12/63
  • Homestay - meal
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  • GHS Newlands - class
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  • student life Newlands
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  • students
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  • City Centre Residence single
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  • City Centre Residence
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  • Newlands
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  • GHS City Centre - teaching
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  • GHS City Centre - teacher
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  • On-site Accommodation
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  • On-site Accommodation - outside area
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  • On-site Accommodation - living room
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  • On-site Accommodation - kitchen
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  • GHS - activity van
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  • GHS Newlands - outdoor class
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  • Homestay Bedroom
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  • Cable Car
    Cable Car37/63
  • Streets of Bo-Kaap
    Streets of Bo-Kaap38/63
  • Exploring Cape Town
    Exploring Cape Town39/63
  • Table Mountain
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  • Good Hope Studies City Centre
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  • Student House
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  • Views of Cape Town
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  • Student house common area
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  • Sunset
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  • GHS Newlands - class
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  • Twin room
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  • Table Mountain Residence
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  • Table Mountain Residence - room
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  • Table Mountain Residence - en-suite bathroom
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  • GHS City Centre - break time
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  • Hiking
    Hiking56/63
  • GHS Newlands - class
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  • Table Mountain Residence - kitchen
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  • On-site Accommodation - single
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  • Friends!
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  • Kitchen area
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Good Hope Studies (GHS)

“"Quality always comes first at Good Hope Studies. We love people and making them have the time of their lives and learning good quality English is our main aim. We keep what we promise and go the extra mile for them with happiness, it's our passion!"”
Wolfgang Graser
– 
Wolfgang Graser
Director of Good Hope Studies
Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTOEAQUALSEduSAIALCWYSE/FIYTOPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
English teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 7:45
Student gender mix
60% male / 40% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Good Hope Studies and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoEurocard - logoMaestro - logoVisa Debit - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Smoking zones (outdoors)

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in most classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 27
    Number of public PC workstations: 10

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 200
Throughout the year: 180
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 60
Minimum age of students
17 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 7
Adult courses Throughout the year: 7
Junior courses In summer: 7
Junior courses Throughout the year: 7
Average age of students
In summer: 22 years
Throughout the year: 22 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Cape Town International Airport:
40 € one way
80 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Cape Town International.
More information about airports around Cape Town and how to get from the airport to Cape Town on your own here on our Cape Town page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from Angola do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
100 €
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possible
Cooking
Dancing
Diving
Football (soccer)
Golf
Mountainbiking
Music
Rugby
Sailing
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball
Windsurfing
Yoga

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Guided tours
Social outings
Sport
Safaris
* BBQs

Adults - Paid activities

Social Club is where students participate in many different activities throughout the week. Each week, students may register for the activities they are interested in, on the computers that are at the disposal of the students at the school.
Video about leisure activities at Good Hope Studies Cape Town

Accommodation

Ratings of Good Hope Studies compared to ratings of all schools in South Africa

 Good Hope Studies Cape TownAverage of all other schools in South Africa
Overall school rating4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Location of the school4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Social activities4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Organisation4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Quality of teaching4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Value for money4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Homestay3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Shared flat3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Student opinions about Good Hope Studies, Cape Town

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teachers at the school are very responsive to the students, I had a lot of fun with all the conversations in class and my English has improved significantly.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Let the teachers tell you about the current highlights.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City Centre Residence
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: The combination of group and individual lessons was very good, definitely because of the two teachers Sharon and Mike, who are really great people.
Course: General English plus 5 [Englisch] - 5 weeks
28. Oct. 2022
Liked
Classes at the school were good, even the afternoon activities. Also the locations of both school sites were good.
Disliked
Disorganization with student accommodation
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Downtown accommodation offers can sometimes leave something to be desired for various reasons, therefore look for accommodation on your own.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City Centre Residence - Small
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: The school is delightful, book a course with classes in the morning only so you have the rest of the day to tour the city at your own convenience.
Other comments The teachers are helpful and the staff is ready to listen to any of your needs. I thank them for their help.
Course: General English 20 [Inglese] - 8 weeks
31. Mar. 2023
Liked
I like the professionalism and helpfulness of all the teaching and school staff, they made me feel so good.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Intensive - 1 week
21. Oct. 2010
Liked
My teacher, Sharon, was great. Exchange with other students. Everything was great.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Get out and experience the city.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Very successful, it was great fun to learn this way
Course: General English 20 - 2 weeks
27. Feb. 2024
Liked
Very quiet environment. Lovely garden and centrally located.
Disliked
Lots of German-speaking students.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Hook up with fellow students in Chilli'n'Lime on Wednesdays!
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: General
19. Nov. 2003
Liked
Meeting a lot of people
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay-Plus
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive (30 lezioni) - 3 weeks
2. Nov. 2008
Liked
Coffee and tea for free
Disliked
conversation class
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Liked
The relaxed atmosphere
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay-Plus
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive - 3 weeks
25. Oct. 2008

Map  

11 Mariendahl Ave - 7700 Cape Town
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Questions and answers about Good Hope Studies

  • Yes, this is possible depending on availability. There is a supplement for single rooms.
    Tanja, LanguageCourse.Net - Jan 18, 2024
  • The General English course focuses on all aspects of the language and you will definitely be able to refresh some knowledge and learn some new things during one week.
    It is recommended to book at least 2 weeks in order to see noticeable progress but you will definitely note benefits of a one week programme too.
    Gosia Mazur, LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 08, 2024

FAQ about Good Hope Studies, Cape Town

  • Usually, students do not use their laptops in class, as they have textbooks and student books for taking notes. The teacher also uses an interactive whiteboard to show animations, audio and video images. You may need a laptop for your personal needs, but then that is up to you.
    Maksym Sterpul, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 24, 2023
  • For this course, the minimum duration is 4 weeks and the maximum duration is 11 weeks. There are also specific start dates, which you can check by clicking on the course when you are on the school profile.
    Madly Simba, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Aug 22, 2023
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Cape Town International Airport (40 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Good Hope Studies varies from 1 students (Private Lessons) to 12 students (CELTA Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Good Hope Studies hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Good Hope Studies comes from Saudi Arabia with a 34% representation, followed by students from Brazil (20%) and Switzerland (6%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Good Hope Studies offers courses from 17 years to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 22 for the rest of the year.

PDF brochure / price list of Good Hope Studies

Good Hope Studies Pricelist 2024
Good Hope Studies Pricelist 2024
GHS Brochure 2024
GHS Brochure 2024
50 Plus Itinerary
50 Plus Itinerary
GHS City Centre Residence 2024
GHS City Centre Residence 2024
GHS Homestay 2024
GHS Homestay 2024
GHS On-site Accommodation 2024
GHS On-site Accommodation 2024
GHS Student House 2024
GHS Student House 2024
GHS Table Mountain Residence 2024
GHS Table Mountain Residence 2024
GHS Rugby & Learning Programme Brochure
GHS Rugby & Learning Programme Brochure
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