Cape Town

Join our school of English in Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the world’s best beach cities, with natural beauty, an energetic, multi-cultural community, world-class food, long summers and a vibrant nightlife. This is the capital of a former British  colony, ideal for English language learning and unique travel opportunities.

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Why you will love to learn English in Cape Town

First of all, our school of English in Cape Town is located in the trendy and vibrant suburb of Sea Point, only a few minutes from the promenade, where you can walk, jog, cycle or just sit and enjoy one of the many glorious sunsets shimmering across the ocean.

Equally important, the famous Victoria and Albert Waterfront is a classic area where the city meets the sea. With its cosmopolitan range of cultural and historic hubs, it also offers a multitude of leisure opportunities. Learn English in Cape Town and shop till you drop, eat like a king and book those once-in-a-lifetime South African experiences. There is nowhere quite like Cape Town. Everyone who visits always returns!

Our school of English in Cape Town simply could not be in a better location. Everything you need is on your doorstep! You can be on top of a mountain, lying on a beach or just chilling in a bar within minutes. It’s a place where cultures come together and you can be part of that.

Additionally, LAL Cape Town occupies a beautiful heritage building, offering a real all-in-one campus setting – eat, sleep, socialise and learn English in Cape Town, all under one roof. With all the facilities you need, there’s no school in Cape Town like ours. We also offer English courses in Cape Town for Young Learners. Join us and live the dream!

Location Highlights

  • Set in the heart of trendy Sea Point, Cape Town
  • A short drive to the V&A Waterfront
  • On the slopes of Signal Hill
  • Close to Table Mountain and city centre
  • Only 10 to 15 minutes from the famous Clifton and Camps Bay beaches
  • Only a two-minute walk to the ocean.
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Free WiFi
Computer and Tablet Access
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Garden with Barbecue Area
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Lounge Area
Air Conditioning throughout

LAL Cape Town School of English

  • Qualified, experienced and enthusiastic teaching staff
  • Wide range of courses discounted prices from 8 weeks onwards
  • Competitively-priced on-site residence (school and residential accommodation are in one location), with local hotels and host homes on offer nearby
  • Free wireless internet and computer access
  • Online student portal for extra homework and study planning
  • Modern classroom technology and teaching methods
  • One-on-one tutorials for students booking 8 weeks or more
Minimum Age
Max students per class

Lesson Schedule

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Getting around

Local Transport

  • School to central Cape Town: 10 minutes by bus, ZAR 7 per trip 10 minutes by taxi, ZAR 65 per trip
  • School to CPT International Airport 30 minutes by taxi, ZAR 350
  • School to Host Home 5-30 minutes on foot or by bus
  • Daily bus fares ZAR 14 per day


Students booking course and accommodation with LAL will receive a free inbound transfer from CPT International Airport.

Shared Transfers without representative

  • LAL or LAL leased vehicles or private vehicles with other LAL students
  • You will be met and assisted by an LAL representative

Real Life English Excursions

Much more than regular excursions, we’ve selected and designed local “must-do” experiences to provide our students with unforgettable English through unforgettable experiences.

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Table Mountain

Table Mountain is the defining landmark of Cape Town, with panoramic views of the entire city and surrounding areas. It has gained global recognition after being named as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

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Quad Biking

Cruise around an off-road quad course for an afternoon of extreme motorsport action. Prepare for a bumpy ride!

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Surf’s up! Muizenberg is the perfect beginner’s beach, with a slight breeze causing small shore-breaking waves. Learn how to catch a wave to start your surf adventure in the warmer waters of the Indian Ocean.

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The best view of Cape Town is from above. Plunge out of a moving aeroplane, plummeting for a 30-second free fall before peacefully floating towards the earth for the ultimate adrenaline rush.

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Helicopter Tour

Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over Cape Town, ascending above Table Mountain and circumventing the Atlantic Seaboard and False Bay coastlines.

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The Cape Winelands

A journey through the historic Cape Winelands will take you over lush mountain passes to the French Huguenot-influenced village of Franschhoek, South Africa’s wine capital of Stellenbosch and the picturesque town of Paarl.

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We have 2 day, 3 day and 5 day safari’s to choose from. See wildlife, explore the garden route on a trip of a lifetime.

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Shark Cage Diving

Engage with the great white shark up-close-and-personal, with only a cage separating one from this deadly predator. Shark viewing from the boat will allow one to see multiple sharks circling in the open waters.

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Traverse the endless sands of Long Beach by horseback, taking in the fresh sea air and tranquil scenery.

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Whale Watching

During the period from June to November, you can join our whale-watching tour! The trip follows the scenic coastline of False Bay to the quaint town of Hermanus, the most prolific whale watching site in South Africa.

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Sand boarding

Descend the dunes of Atlantis at thrilling speeds on a sandboard; testing the limits of your balance.

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Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Half-day excursion to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the only botanical garden in the world which is inside a natural World Heritage Site. Kirstenbosch conserves and displays the extraordinarily rich and diverse flora of southern Africa. The duration of this trip is 4 hours. Total travel time of 1 hour.

Language Courses in Cape Town

  • Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses

    Get a qualification valid for life!
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  • General English + IELTS

    IELTS exams are recognised by over 9000 organisations around the world.
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Accommodation in Cape Town

LAL Cape Town has several options to help you find the perfect place to stay during your English course.

LAL Residence in Cape Town


LAL Cape Town Residence is close to beaches, main attractions and restaurants, and with easy access to public transport.

Homestay in Cape Town

Up to 30 minutes to the school

A host home is ideal if you want to experience life with a South African host first hand and practise your English.

Further Information

Important Information School closing dates: 24 Sep, 16 Dec, 27 Dec 2021, 21 Mar, 15 Apr, 18 Apr, 27 Apr, 02 May, 16 Jun, 09 Aug, 16 Dec, 26 Dec 2022


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