2 weeks
General English Course
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South Africa

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

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Most popular destinations

Rating: 4.6

97 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

Population: 49,000,000

Capital: Pretoria

Time zone: GMT +2

Currency: ZAR (1 ZAR = 0.0684 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: 4.5

4.5 (102 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):32.02 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

  • 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 2,995€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at UCT English Language Centre as the best.
  • UCT English Language Centre 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.
  • UCT English Language Centre was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at EC English is the best rated accommodation in South Africa.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for South Africa is 6 weeks.
  • In South Africa electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type C, F, M, N.
  • In South Africa the following courses are offered specifically for business English: Business English Group, Business English Private, English for Engineers, Medical English, Legal English, English for Secretaries, English for Aviation.
  • Schools in South Africa offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: TOEFL, TEFL / TESOL, Cambridge First, Cambridge Advanced, Cambridge Proficiency, IELTS, CELTA.
  • In South Africa there are course packages where you can learn the following activities: English & Diving, English & Golf, English & Surf, English & Oenology, English & Sports.
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