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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.    

Welcome back!

The South African government has announced that the international borders will be open for tourists as of 1st October 2020. Only citizens from countries clasified as high-risk countries will not be allowed into South Africa.

* Take advantage of our welcome back discount of minus 10% on all course fees and minus 100% on the enrolment and accommodation placement fee. And if you stay at the GHS Student House or at our On-site Accommodation, you will receive a single room for the twin room rate for the duration of your stay in 2020.

As Good Hope Studies, we operate two smaller schools instead of one large school and our class sizes are currently very small, ranging from  5 to 7 students maximum. Our schools are very spacious, with plenty of ventilation, and at our Newlands school we have a large garden in which  lessons can also take place. With face-to-face teaching having resumed once again at our school since June, we have gained lots of experience in making our lessons safe and fun. Find out more on our COVID-19 safety measures page.

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.


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.