Q: Are you close to the beach?
A: We are five minutes from the sea and within walking distance of some of
the best beaches in the world, such as Camps Bay and Clifton beaches.
Q: How far are you from the City of Cape Town?
A: We are a 10 - 15 minute ride from the city centre
Q: Do you have any internet facilities?
A: The school has internet facilities and there are many Internet Cafes in Sea Point.
Q: How old is the school?
A: The School is new, just over one year old.
Q: How many classrooms is at the school?
A: The school has five classrooms and a comfortable student lounge and recreation area.
Q: What is the average size of your classes?
A: The maximum size of our classes is 10 students
Q: Do you have a social programme?
A: Yes, We organise outings to interesting places in the city and we have regular socials in the afternoons and evenings.
Q: Is Cape Town safe?
A: Cape Town is as safe as other major cities around the world.
Q: Is Cape Town a good shopping destination?
A: There are a variety of choices to suit all: V&A Waterfront and Canal Walk, the former the most visited in Africa, the latter the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, offer the ultimate mall experience. For the more adventurous, daily and weekly markets (indoors and outdoors) promise a vibrant, fun day. Those willing to seek them out will find a variety of boutiques, curio shops, antique shops, and many more throughout the city and suburbs.
Q: How do I recognize you at the airport?
A: At the airport, you will be met by someone with your name on a board?
Q: What is the weather like?
A: Summer (Nov to February) temperatures range from around 15 to 27 degrees Celsius (60 to 80 Fahrenheit), while winter (June to August) averages are between 7 and 20 degrees Celsius (45 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit). Moderate rainfall and sea breezes (which can become cold) are year-round features.
Q: Will I be able to travel around easily?
A: The cheapest way is by mini-bus taxi, though discretion is advised on which routes to take. The city-beach route is popular and safe (Cape Town’s beaches are world famous for their beauty and bronzed bodies). Within the city conventional taxis won’t break the bank, especially if shared.
Q: Are there plenty of activities for tourists?
A: Yes, Cape Town is internationally known as a tourist destination.
Q: Where are most of the students from?
A: Most of our students are from Europe and Africa.
Q: What is the average age of the students?
A: Our student's ages range from 16 to 55.
Q: Are the teachers all qualified?
A: Our teachers all have university degrees and/or recognised TEFL and/or EFL certificates
Q: Can I take any examinations at the school?
A: Yes, certain examinations are held at the school.
Q: How often do courses start?
A: English courses start every Monday.
Q: How close to the school are the homestay families
A: Some of our families are within walking distance from the school. Others
are a average of 10-15 minutes ride by car or mini bus taxi.
Q: Can I stay at that home after I have completed my course
A: Yes, it is possible to stay with your homestay family for a short time after
your course is completed.
Q: Can I just have bed and breakfast accommodation?
A: Yes, We offer bed and breakfast homestay. Dinner is optional.
Q: Do you have home stays for different cultures?
A:Yes, we do ,but primarily for students from the middle east who would prefer to live with a Muslim family.
Q: Does the school provide assistance with visa applications?
Yes we do. More information about visas:
Visa applications - Documents required:
* A valid passport – please make sure that your passport has at least two empty visa pages
* Sufficient funds
* A return ticket
* A letter of invitation from the school
* Radiological report (if you intend to stay for a longer period)
* Medical report (if you intend to stay for a longer period)
* Police clearance (if you intend to stay for a longer period)
* Medical Insurance (if you intend to stay for a longer period)
It is now easier for students who are aspiring to learn English Language through Study Cape Town to enter South Africa.
Students from many countries will not need visas. Most students may come to the country under the same conditions as those visitors on holiday or business trips. If in doubt, please check with the South African Embassy or Consulate in your country. It is important to do this if you intend to stay in South Africa for longer than three months (90 days).
Students from the following countries only need a valid passport for the period of their stay, which will be stamped on arrival. You will not need to obtain a visa.
* Kingdom of the Netherlands
Visitor's Visas are required for Nationals from the following countries. These visas must be obtained from the nearest South African Embassy or Consulate, which will advise students on the correct application procedure. Students from these countries will normally need to show a letter from the school confirming their enrolment, accommodation details and flight details.
* Slovak Republic
* South Korea
Students from all countries not listed above please contact the nearest South African representation before coming to Cape Town.