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.
South Africa's borders are open. Read more about the current 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 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.
We provide English language courses at our two English language schools in Cape Town.
Choose one of over 30 volunteer projects in South Africa, Namibia or Botswana.
We run CELTA courses and Delta courses, which are recognised worldwide and awarded by the University of Cambridge.
We offer Homestay, Student Residence and On-site accommodation in Cape Town.
Through our partnership with Inscape, we offer four high certificate courses in five cities of South Africa.
“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
"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
“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
„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
“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
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.
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.
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.