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International House, Cape Town, South Africa

105 Long Street - 8001 Cape Town - see on map

What we like about the school

  • E-learning platform.

What we dislike about the school

  • Younger students should consider that the average age of students at this school is significantly higher than at most other schools.

Location: International House, Cape Town, is found right in the centre of the city. The neighbourhood is filled with shops, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, doctors, gym, cinema in close proximity to the school. It is just around the corner from the Golden Acre Shopping Centre, and close to main roads within Cape Town.

Local attractions: The main attractions of Cape Town are scattered around the city. The Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum is a 6-minute walk from the front of the school. All the other prime features located in the city itself such as the V&A Waterfront are around 30 minutes by public transport from around the school. Maclear's Beacon, a beautiful mountain overlooking Capetown can be reached by cable car or hiking. The base of the The Pipe Track is a 15-minute bus ride from the school.

Getting around: Throughout Cape Town there are a large number of regular bus services with plenty of stops along the route making transportation easy. The central Cape Town train station is a quick seven-minute walk from the school. This line connects Cape Town with its suburbs.

Course Structure: There are general group English courses, private classes and group programmes that specialises in the use of the English language in a business environment.
  • The language school International House was founded in Cape Town, South Africa in 2008.
  • Legal name / parent company: IH Cape Town Language Institute (Pty) Ltd
  • Tax registration ID: 2008/021829/07
  • Abbreviated name of school: IH Cape Town
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

English Courses

General Language
Information for all courses offered by International House
Comments about courses
Registration fee includes all course books depending on course duration: - EUR 60 (1-11 weeks) - EUR 100 (12+ weeks)
Lesson duration
60 minutes
School's administrative fee
50.00 €
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 21 Mar. 2022, 15 Apr. 2022, 18 Apr. 2022, 27 Apr. 2022, 02 May 2022, 16 Jun. 2022, 09 Aug. 2022, 24 Sep. 2022, 16 Dec. 2022, 26 Dec. 2022.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • 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
  • INCLUDED Elearning platform
Note: All courses offered by International House, Cape Town can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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International House (IH)

“IH Cape Town is often referred to as the IH family by many of our students as the atmosphere amongst them is so special and students make friends for life. During their time here they explore all the wonderful sights and join our fun social activities. I also enjoy interacting with them during our monthly student parties and meeting interesting people from all over the world. I am from the UK and visited Cape Town in 1995 as a tourist, fell in love with the country and never left again. 10 years ago we then opened this school in a superb location in Sea Point right by the sea which is definitely a great selling point for us. Our staff and teachers are very dedicated and hard-working and always try to find solutions to any problems that may arise. ”
Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalUniversity of Cambridge, SAYTC, International House World Organisation, South African Civil Aviation Authority
English teacher qualifications
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 8:15
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • Facilities to wash feet before praying

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

    • Homestay option for female islamic students where no men are living in household and that prepare halal food

    • Arabic homestays available

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 10
    Paid parking (<500m)

Student Age

Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 2
Junior courses Throughout the year: 2
Average age of students
In summer: 26 years
Throughout the year: 28 years

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Cape Town International Airport:
30 € one way
60 € return (both ways)

Visa Documents

Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
30 €
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
Football (soccer)
Horse riding




Rating: 1.0/5.0

Overall school rating of
International House, Cape Town
2 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us
Location of the school

Rating: 4.0/5.0


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Rating: 1.0/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1.0/5.0

Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 2.5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 2.0/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 2.0/5.0



International House Cape Town 2022 brochure
International House Cape Town 2022 brochure
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International House Cape Town 2022 prices


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    FAQ about International House, Cape Town

  • English courses at International House start at 200 € for Private Lessons course with 5 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Atlantic Point Backpackers is the most popular among all our clients of International House
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Cape Town International Airport (30 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at International House varies from 1 students (Private Lessons) to 14 students (Standard English )
  • 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • International House offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 26 during the summer and 28 for the rest of the year.
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