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COVID-19 information (updated 21 Jan)

South Africa's borders are open

When entering South Africa, you need to present a negative Covid-19 test result that is not older than 72 hours. Also, you need to present proof of medical insurance before boarding. This insurance must include testing and treatment of COVID-19 if applicable. For the latest information, contact your nearest South African foreign mission, visit or contact us.

Safety measures

  • Class sizes are currently limited to a maximum of 5 to 7 students.
  • Our schools are very spacious, with plenty of ventilation. 
  • At our Newlands school we have a large garden in which  lessons can also take place.
  • We run face-to-face teaching again since June 2020 and have gained lots of experience in making our lessons safe and fun.

Read more: COVID-19 safety measures.

Flexible booking conditions

In order to give you the flexibility that you need, we are currently allowing all bookings to be cancelled or amended free of charge prior to arrival if travel regulations change or your flight is cancelled due to the pandemic.

* Take advantage of our welcome back discount of minus 10% on all course fees and minus 100% on the enrolment and accommodation placement fee.


Our Programmes

Teacher Training

We run CELTA courses and Delta courses, which are recognised worldwide and awarded by the University of Cambridge.


Why choose Good Hope Studies

  • Local, independent language school
  • Established in 1995
  • 2 great locations to choose from
  • A friendly atmosphere to study in
  • Small classes
  • Upmarket facilities
  • EAQUALS accredited
  • GHS residences
  • GHS volunteer programme

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"I have broken down barriers that are between me and the world with Good Hope Studies. The English language was always standing cutting me off from people. The right school to choose is Good Hope Studies because it is the ideal atmosphere to learn with highly qualified teachers. They teach with passion."

Ayman from Egypt

Ayman from Egypt

October 2016

"I'll never forget the moments lived here. The
friends, the culture and the English improvement
will grow me personally and professionally..."

Diogo from Brazil

Diogo from Brazil

September 2016

"I couldn't be happier here in Cape Town.
Good Hope Studies is the perfect school for
me - I like the familiar atmosphere and there are
people from all over the world..."

Laura from Switzerland

Laura from Switzerland

October 2016

"The people her are incredible, they
are so friendly and generous. I enjoy my
time here..."

Veronica from Argentina

Veronica from Argentina

October 2016

What we offer

English Language Courses in Cape Town

You can study English in South Africa by joining one of our English language courses, either at our language school in the vibrant city centre of Cape Town, or in the leafy, upmarket residential area of Newlands.

At our English school in Cape Town we offer General English courses, English for Work, exam preparation courses for Cambridge, IELTS and TOEFL, English and Private Lessons.

Volunteering in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana

You can combine your English language course with volunteering or join one of over 30 volunteer projects in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana without a course. Choose between social projects, conservation projects, medical projects, voluntourism and farm stays. Our focus areas are Cape Town, the beautiful Garden Route and the Kruger Park area.

Teacher Training Courses in Cape Town

We offer the popular CELTA and Delta courses in Cape Town for English language teachers. These popular TEFL courses are awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge.