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Welcome to Good Hope Studies

Good Hope Studies is a privately owned, proudly South African company. We have been providing first class service to visitors from abroad since 1995. We bring more than 1.000 people to South Africa each year and give them the experience of a lifetime. Whether you would like to improve your English, immerse yourself in the South African way of life, give your time to one of our volunteer projects, or are looking to meet people from all over the world and make new friends, at Good Hope Studies you will find high quality service at competitive prices.

COVID-19 information

There are no current COVID-19 entry requirements in place. Read more about the present regulations and about the safety measures at our schools and our residences: COVID-19 safety measures.

In order to give you the flexibility that you need, we are presently 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.


Our Programmes

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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“The Good Hope Studies School in Newlands was the perfect place for me to improve my English. The lessons are interesting and the classes are kept rather small so that any weaknesses can be considered. The management is also incredibly friendly and helpful. The school offers interesting excursions every week so that I could experience a lot in the first few weeks... I will never forget this time, like the people I have met.”

Jasmin from Switzerland

Jasmin from Switzerland

January 2022

"I’m 65. The first time I came to this school it was 26 years ago, and I am proud to say that I was one of the first students they had. I strongly recommend this school to all who wants to reach the highest level in this language, because all the staff members and teachers are extremely professional and helpful.
Last but not the least, the weather is awesome and  the food is fantastic."

Aldo from Italy

Aldo from Italy

December 2021

“For what I’ve seen and experienced so far, the COVID-19 situation is under control, also thanks to the behavior of the polulation and not only due to restrictions. Being here is like living in a different world. Honestly, I feel like I am part of a big family at this school. Everyone is friendly and more impoartantly, they really do care about you.“

Matteo from Italy

Matteo from Italy

March 2021

„The class method helped me a lot in learning and although I only stayed for 2 weeks due to the delay in the trip and the pandemic, I was very satisfied and I am already using what I learned in my daily life. I loved the city that I found very safe and attractive. I highly recommend the city and the school.”

Claudio from Brazil

Claudio from Brazil

February 2021

“Studying at Good Hope Studies is a choice you have to take if you’re coming to Cape Town to study English. The school enables you to do a bunch of different activities such as skydiving or bungee jumping which are two of the best experiences I’ve had in my life. The different classes and levels anable you to learn English very well and  quickly."

Marius from Belgium

Marius from Belgium

February 2021

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.