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South Africa

18 Best language schools in South Africa (ranked based on student reviews)

You are interested in learning English in South Africa? We have researched all the details about the best English language schools in South Africa for you so that you can easily compare prices, reviews, courses for adults and teenagers and special offers.


Most popular destinations

Rating: 4.6

98 reviews
Top Destinations: Cape Town (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.4

5 reviews
Top Destinations: Port Elizabeth (city thumbnail)
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Key Facts about South Africa

South Africa offers the world's greatest natural beauty. It has great wildlife-watching and also beautiful cosmopolitan cities like Johannesburg. But what makes this country appealing to everyone are its natural panoramas and its culture. Jump from the semi-desert of the Karoo to the subtropical coast of Kazulu-Natal, ending at the waterfront of chic Cape town. South Africa is the place to combine land and sea!

Population: 49,000,000

Capital: Pretoria

Time zone: GMT +2

Currency: ZAR (1 ZAR = 0.0693 USD)

Telephone country code: +27


  • Pentecostal  8%
  • Catholicism  7%
  • Methodist  7%
  • Dutch Reformed  7%
  • Anglican  4%
  • Other Protestant  40%
  • Atheist, agnostic and unclassified  15%
  • Other religions: Islam, Hinduism  12%

South Africa quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.6

4.6 (103 reviews by our former students)

Largest cities in South Africa:

  • 1. Cape Town: 3,500,000
  • 2. Durban: 3,100,000
  • 3. Johannesburg: 2,000,000
  • 4. Soweto: 1,700,000
  • 5. Pretoria: 1,600,000

Largest international airport in South Africa:

Oliver Reginald Tambo International (JNB): 20.692.780 Passengers/Year; 7 Terminals; 21 km. from Johannesburg city center

universities: 25 (rankings of universities in South Africa)

Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (South Africa average):31.60 ZAR (62% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Plug Type M
  • Plug Type N
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Most popular regions in South Africa for language travel

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    FAQ about schools in South Africa

  • ELC has received the best overall rating in Cape Town.
  • Bay Language Institute, located in 8 Scarborough Street - Summerstrand, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth has been voted as the school with the best location in South Africa.
  • 399€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an English course in South Africa. The average cost of a language course in South Africa is 2,510€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at ELC as the best.
  • Bay Language Institute was rated highest for quality of teaching.
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