2 weeks
General English Course
Accommodation (optional)
Cape Town

14 Best language schools in Cape Town (ranked based on student reviews)

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

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Interested in language travel to other cities? Have a look at English language schools in other cities in South Africa such as Port Elizabeth, Pretoria or see our list of all schools in South Africa. You may also want to consult options outside South Africa for learning English.
Why Cape Town? With its stunning location and surrounding beauty of wild, white-sand beaches, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Affectionately nicknamed the Mother City, the city is the epicentre of South Africa's Western Cape region. The city keeps busy with markets selling crafts, food and textiles, European fashion boutiques, art galleries, luxury hotels and backpacker lodges. Outside the city lies the impeccable beaches, fringed with pretty towns and mansions ending in the beautiful Cape Point nature reserve.
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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Cape Town

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 3 reviews

The location and the limited number of students.
I suggest spending more time on important topics like grammar. Changing every day doesn't help, at least in my case.

12 February 2020
Course: Opportunity 1: General English - 5 weeks
Student age: 51 years


Rating: 1

1.0 | 2 reviews

The way to and from school on the beach was great. It's really beautiful.
If someone doesn't feel comfortable at the school, just let them out of the contract. In other schools, this is possible and it helps everyone. Money is important but not always. The school looks like it's in the 90s and is no longer up to date.

17 December 2019
Course: Intensive English - 8 weeks
Student age: 54 years


Rating: 3.7

3.7 | 3 reviews

All the staff was very friendly and eager to help.
The level among my classmates was too divergent. The teacher focused too much on the weakest in the class. I raised that issue and it got better then.

19 December 2016
Course: General English - 3 weeks
Student age: 61 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 9 reviews

the way the teacher speaks with the students in class they are very nice

10 August 2014
Course: General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Anderson Americo Mazanga

What school directors said about Cape Town

Wolfgang Graser

Cape Town has; a very low cost of living, great weather all year round, friendly people, very clear spoken English, has a rich history, world-renowned natural beauty surfing, hiking, safari, is an adventure paradise, has a modern infrastructure and is a young and vibrant city.

Gavin Eyre

Cape Town is such a wonderful city that has so much to offer. It is one of the most naturally beautiful and culturally diverse places. If you like to surf, Cape Town’s beaches are great. If you like to hike, you can hike any of the many mountains, Table Mountain, Lion’s Head or Devil’s Peak, just to mention the most famous ones. If you like wine, you have the choice of hundreds of amazing and unique wine farms. If you are a foodie, you can find some of the finest restaurants in the world and try lots of different cuisines. If you like to escape European winter, come and visit during our summer. Cape Town is also comparatively cheap which makes it the perfect place to visit for your English language travel.

Cape Town is offering something for everyone : culture, outdoor activities,wildlife, vibrant night life.

Johannes Kraus

Cape Town one of the most multicultural cities in the world and South African people are warm and hospitable to visitors.

Key Facts about Cape Town

In terms of quality of life Cape Town reached place number 95 in the 2019 Mercer.

Population: 3,434,000

Time zone: +5h. (GMT +2)

Region: Western Cape, City of Cape Town

Currency: ZAR (1 ZAR = 6.9173 ARS)

Cape Town quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.6

4.6 (98 reviews by our former students)

universities: 3 (rankings of universities in Cape Town)

High season: January

Low season: April

Average course price per week (High season): 255 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 280 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in Buenos Aires

  • Student price index excluding rent:70* (30% cheaper than Buenos Aires)
  • Student price index including rent:72* (28% cheaper than Buenos Aires)
  • Price index food only:57* (43% cheaper than Buenos Aires)
  • Big Mac price (South Africa average):30.14 ZAR (24% cheaper than in Argentina)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Plug Type M
  • Plug Type N
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Public transportation in Cape Town

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What to do in Cape Town

Clifton Beaches
Clifton Beaches
Rhodes Memorial
Rhodes Memorial
Groot Constantia
Groot Constantia
Cape of Good Hope
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Penguin Colony
Boulders Penguin Colony
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
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Arrival Airport

Cape Town International (CPT) - 17 km. from Cape Town city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 73,00 R, 30 minutes.

Main stops: Airport, Civic Centre

Taxi: 375 ZAR, 20 minutes drive to city center of Cape Town

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: London Gatwick, London Heathrow

    FAQ about schools in Cape Town

  • LAL has received the best overall rating in Cape Town.
  • Language Teaching Centre, LTC, located in 705 Touchstone House, 7 Bree Street has been voted as the school with the best location in Cape Town.
  • The International English School was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Student Apartment' at INTERLINK School of Languages is the best rated accommodation in Cape Town.
  • The student price index in Cape Town is 49.22. For details check the city's cost of living section.
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