We wish you all, our previous, current and future students and all the teams and organisations that we work with a wonderful festive break, filled with joy, peace and happiness.
We thank you for your ongoing support and look forward to the new year, one sure to be filled with even more fantastic opportunities and experiences.
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Come experience this, come study English with us!
Every two to three weeks, the class tries to go on an outing, a unique experience to use language in practice. We attended the International Public Arts Festival, which offers various tours in different locations across Cape Town.
Visit our website to sign up for your next English course with us, and explore Cape Town during your studies.
Link in bio / www.ghs.co.za
Visit our website to find out more about our courses and to sign up for the next one! Link in bio / www.ghs.co.za
Cape Town City Hall was at one point the tallest structure in the city.
This is not only where parliament activities currently take place (the national council was in sitting while we were there), but also where Nelson Mandela made his first speech after being freed.
Our students participated in a city walk with one of our teachers, .
Who was your teacher at Good Hope Studies? Say hi 👋🏼 in the comments!
It's one of Cape Town’s most colourful neighbourhoods and there’s so much to see, taste and explore.
Situated at the foot of Signal Hill, on the fringe of the city centre, and formerly known as the Malay Quarter, the Bo-Kaap’s origins date back to the 1760s when numerous “huurhuisjes” (rental houses) were built and leased to slaves. These people were known as Cape Malays, and were brought from Malaysia, Indonesia and the rest of Africa to work in the Cape.
The colourful paint on each of the houses is said to be attributed to the fact that while on lease, all the houses had to be white. When this rule was eventually lifted and the slaves were allowed to buy the properties, all the houses were painted bright colours by their owners as an expression of their freedom.
Have you visited this area yet? Send us your pics 📸 if you have!
With so many things to do, places to visit, people to meet and new foods to taste, you might not know which activity to do first.
Not to worry! We organise weekly activities for you to participate in which include road trips, group dinners, hikes and so much more.
What's on your list 📝 to do when you visit Cape Town? After "study English at Good Hope Studies", that is 😉
Have you heard of Rooibos Tea?
Grown exclusively in the Western Cape province of South Africa, in a small, mountainous region known as Cederberg, Rooibos is a plant that survives by growing its taproot up to 3m down in the soil!
During tea time, our students regularly indulge in a cup of rooibos warm tea. Swipe to see!
What is a food or drink found only in YOUR country? Let us know in the comments!
What's YOUR favourite adventure quote?
Visit our website, www.ghs.co.za to plan your next English studying adventure with us.
He met friends who became family, bungee jumped off the world's tallest commercial bridge 🌉 at Bloukrans and visited some of South Africa's most famous landmarks, including Lion's Head and Cape Point Nature Reserve.
What would you like to see while studying with us? Let us know below!
Welcome to our page. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Good Hope Studies is a privately owned English language school in Cape Town, South Africa.
We specialise in teaching English as a foreign language in one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world. Good Hope Studies is a member of the award-winning association of leading independent language schools worldwide (IALC). Our service quality is subject to regular and strict on-site inspections. We operate from two different locations in Cape Town. One school is located in the
Operating as usual
FAM trip ✨ highlights ✨ according to the agents who attended:
1. The fantastic quality of the premises and locations of the schools (one in the centre of Cape Town, and the other in a quieter suburbian area less than 20minutes drive away).
2. The wide diversity of the type of students we get from all over the world and the small class size, ensuring quality education for all of our students.
3. The impeccable standards of our schools themselves as well as the accommodation options for our students and volunteers.
4. The country as a whole and how organised and friendly the locals are, and how helpful everyone is at all times to ensure our tourists get the true South African experience while visiting.
Interested in studying English with us and experiencing all of the above and more? Visit www.ghs.co.za for more information.
Petra Bohme from our 50+ programme, where we host a group of students all over 50 years of age and offer English classes in the mornings and organised tours and adventures in and around Cape Town after class and on the weekend, shared a couple of photos from her time with us.
Pictured here, some of the flowers known to be fynbos and native only to the Western and Eastern Cape in South Africa.
You're in luck! Our schools are both situated in the beautiful city of Cape Town in the Western Cape, and we offer regular tours up the Garden Route into the Eastern Cape, so while you're studying with us, you too can snap some photos of our local flora and explore our country after class.
Find out more about our classes and offerings on our website - buff.ly/3PwDf54
Scientists have debated why zebras have stripes for YEARS, and the most likely theory based on their research is that the stripes act as a form of pest control: they protect zebras from biting flies.
There are three types of zebra found in throughout different regions of Africa, known as the plains zebra, the mountain zebra, and the Grey’s zebra. The width and pattern of zebra stripes vary widely by species and even within each species, no two zebras have the same stripes; they are as unique as fingerprints.
Come study with us and join a tour up the Garden Route or a Game Drive (safari) and you can see some of our plains zebra for yourself while studying with us in Cape Town!
Visit the link in our bio for more information and to sign up for this week's activities! www.ghs.co.za
Did you know ostriches can reach speeds of up to 70km/h (43mp/h)?! Not even Usain Bolt could outrun one!
One of the activities we offer for our students to participate in includes a trip to Oudtshoorn, a town famous for being home to the largest ostrich population in the world.
Petra Bohme attended our 50+ programme, which includes English classes in the morning followed by travelling around Cape Town and surrounds in the afternoons after classes and on the weekends.
Have you been to Oudtshoorn? Let us know what you thought of the worlds largest, heaviest and tallest birds!
Visit our website to sign up for this week's activities and to find out more about our classes and schools. Link in bio | www.ghs.co.za
It's and we may be biased, but you NEED to see and hike Table Mountain for yourself if you truly want to experience the best (and most iconic!) mountain in the world.
This natural world heritage site, national park and one of the new 7 Natural Wonders of the World, is a haven of magnificent mountains plunging into crystal seas fringed with bleached white sands of the Cape Peninsula and stretches from Signal Hill in the city to dramatic Cape Point, encompassing magnificent valleys, bays and beaches, the glorious Table Mountain and the legendary Cape of Good Hope.
Send us your favourite mountain photos and tell us if you think Table Mountain is the best mountain in the world too!
Thanks Caue () for these great photos from your hike!
We mentioned the Two Oceans Aquarium not too long ago, and are here to remind you why you need add it to your itinerary while studying with us!
Enjoy English classes in the morning and spend your afternoon and/or weekend exploring the sites around Cape Town, including the beautiful, unique and educational aquarium at the V&A Waterfront.
Discover different underwater species from the Ocean Basket Kelp Forest, which also showcases the unique kelp that is found on Cape Town beaches and find out what sea life looks like under a microscope. View mesmerising exhibits that feature the dazzling colours of their fish, translucent jellies, shy octopuses and Knysna seahorses. Get close up with rescued and rehabilitated penguins and learn about the many turtles the Two Oceans Aquarium have helped, healed and released back into the wild after their healing journey has ended.
Have you been? Let us know what you thought in the comments! Thanks for sharing your photos
Teacher Cornelis took his students on an adventure to Hout Bay last month, with a boat cruise and the best fish and chips all included along the way.
We encourage our students to practise their new language skills with regular social activities like this one, where students have the opportunity to speak English not only to their peers but to locals and other tourists they meet along the way.
Come learn and practise your language in a safe, supportive and exciting environment with us at Good Hope Studies. Visit our website to find out more - www.ghs.co.za
“There are no strangers in this world, only friends I haven’t met yet.” - Unknown
Come meet your class mates, future friends and potential travel companions while studying with us.
Tag your classmates, share your class photos and let us know what you thought of your time studying with us! We want to hear from YOU!
Visit our website ot learn more about our class options and what you can expect while studying with us. www.ghs.co.za
"A window to the real South African countryside, Route 62 allows travellers to anticipate adventure, dramatic landscapes, and friendly towns. A postcard perfect journey altogether, Route 62 is one of the road trips in South Africa that should be on your bucket-list if you have a knack for the uncommon." - Marie Storm.
Join our next Garden Route adventure and see this route for yourself, with wine tasting, the Cango Caves and kayaking stops along the way - there's something for everyone!
Visit our website to find out more and book your Garden Route adventure! www.ghs.co.za
Have you been? Send us your photos so we can share them on our socials!
SPECIAL OFFER! THIS NOVEMBER at our sister organisation, Good Hope Volunteers ():
For any booking received before 30 November 2022, prices for arrivals at our Wildlife Conservation Project or our Medical Project in 2022 and 2023 are discounted by 21,5% and are now as follows:
2 weeks: $ 1.215
4 weeks:$ 2.399
8 weeks: $ 4.422
additional week: $ 549
Please note that these two projects may be booked as stand-alone projects for a minimum of two weeks.
The Namib Wilderness Experience or our adventure week at the Wine and Wildlife Experience may be booked as add-ons to these projects when considering an overall stay of three weeks or longer in Namibia. (Please note: additional fees apply for some of the off-site excursions, which are to be paid onsite.)
Please contact [email protected] for further information or visit the Good Hope Volunteers website on www.goodhopevolunteers.com
This World Children's Day 2022, UNICEF is calling on partners and supporters to share a positive message of equality and inclusion for every child.
You can do just that by volunteering with our sister organisation, Good Hope Volunteers' Hout Bay Children's Programme which caters for the children in a developing community near Hout Bay in Cape Town.
Your days are split between two projects, the first being the daycare/educare which cares for young children in a loving environment with Christian values and teaches them simple life skills to help prepare them for formal schooling.
The second half of your day would be spent at the After School Programme which at its core aims to provide a safe and nurturing space for vulnerable children between the ages of 6 and 12 who have suffered from the effects of HIV/AIDS, poverty, and other stressful life circumstances.
Visit the Good Hope Volunteers () website to find out more or email us on [email protected].
Link in bio | https://www.goodhopevolunteers.com/nc/volunteer-projects/detail/name/a/b/hout-bay-childrens-programmes/
How big are our classes?
We want YOU, our students, to get the best value out of your courses with us, which is why we keep our classes small, at around 6-10 students on average.
We also keep our classes to under an hour - 50 minutes to be exact - allowing you to learn, practise your new skills and have plenty of time to ask questions and improve your language during each class.
Find the perfect class for you and your level of English on our website, and book now! Visit www.ghs.co.za for more information.
We understand that people learn best when they are comfortable and relaxed, which is why we offer our students the choice of two campuses: the busy and exciting City Centre campus, or our quieter, more relaxed Newlands Campus, located in an upmarket residential area.
The Newlands campus building can be described as a warm and friendly place in a quiet environment, and aside from the usual learning facilities, you will also find an interior that creates a pleasant atmosphere in which to study. In addition to fully equipped classrooms, the school building offers a break room where students enjoy free coffee and tea and free Internet access for e-mailing and Wifi.
This campus also offers a beautiful garden, where classes regularly take place, as well as a swimming pool for a refreshing dip after class in the summer.
Find out more about our campuses on our website, www.ghs.co.za and choose the one that best suites you and your preferred lifestyle while you study English with us!
"Great times in great company." - Gabriel Russo ()
Gabriel studied with us recently and shared just a few photos to showcase a small snippet of his experiences around Cape Town while studying English with us.
We offer various courses for all ages and levels of English, and encourage our students to participate in our weekly activities (which you can find on our website!) so they get the chance to fully immerse themselves in the local culture and experience the best that Cape Town has to offer.
Find out more about our programmes on our website, www.ghs.co.za and send us an email on [email protected] if you have any queries.
We can't wait to hear from you!
Did you know?
The Two Oceans Aquarium first opened in November 1995 and, while the aquarium is host to all sorts of fun and entertainment, it is also devoted to education and conservation for a number of species of marine life native to Cape Town and South Africa's oceans.
With more than 3,000 creatures on show, the Two Oceans Aquarium provides a diverse showcase of Atlantic and Indian Ocean marine life. Come see for yourself after English classes with us, and send us your photos so you too can feature on our pages!
Visit the link in our bio | www.ghs.co.za to find out more about our English courses and to book your after class activities which vary each week.
Thanks for sharing your photo, !
How our students rate us:
✅ 99.7% of our students rate our staff as friendly and helpful
✅ 99.4% of our students enjoyed their lessons
✅ 94% of our students felt safe at all times while in Cape Town
✅ 97% of our students would recommend Good Hope Studies to their friends
What was your favourite part about being with us? Let us know in the comments below!
Register for an English course with us via our website, www.ghs.co.za (link in bio).
"África do Sul, superando todas as expectativas possíveis." / "South Africa, beyond all possible expectations." - Jordana ()
If you're looking for a sign to book an English course in Cape Town, THIS IS IT! Visit our website to find out about all of our courses, our activities and our two school campuses from which you get to choose from when coming to study with us.
Visit our website (link in bio | www.ghs.co.za) to register for your next English course with us in the magnificent Mother City.
On her last day with us, wrote, "I wanna laught and cry at the same time. Thank you for all the amazing experiences, South Africa."
Our students having the best possible experience with us in Cape Town is our number one priority, which is why we offer small-sized classes with highly qualified teachers and weekly activities for our students to participate in while practising their new English vocabulary.
With oceans, forests, mountains, beaches, wine farms, restaurants, the bustling city and exquisite open landscapes all a car ride away from our schools, there's no place with quite as many options as Good Hope Studies in Cape Town.
Come see for yourself! Book an English course with us via our website (link in bio | www.ghs.co.za) or email us on [email protected] if you have any questions! We're looking forward to hearing from you!
A special message of thanks for our teachers, from Mohammad (), "To the people who serve as our second parents, the ones who didn't just push us to learn but also inspired us to become good people and a positive influence to everyone, Happy Teacher's Day!"
Our teachers are all proudly South African, well-experienced and highly-qualified (CELTA and/or Delta) and, most importantly, they love teaching.
Come learn from the best at Good Hope Studies. Book your next language course via our website, www.ghs.co.za (link in bio).
"No camera is enough to capture all the beauty that is Cape Point!" -
Come see the rugged rocks and sheer cliffs towering more than 200 metres above the sea and cutting deep into the ocean for yourself on one of our organised excursions with our partners, .
Cape Point falls within the southern section of Table Mountain National park and the natural vegetation of the areas – fynbos – comprises the smallest but richest of the world’s six floral kingdoms.
Visit our website (link in bio | www.ghs.co.za) or email us on [email protected] if you've got any questions about our courses!
It's class photo day! 👋🏼
Good Hope Studies strives to offer our students a unique learning experience that is highly efficient, fun and affordable.
What makes our English language courses so popular?
- Our classes are small, ensuring the teacher is able to give each and every student the attention they need
- We offer various courses with options to study only in the morning, allowing our students to explore the city in the afternoons
- Our teachers are all CELTA or DELTA qualified, giving our students the BEST in quality education
"Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly." - Van Morrison
Our students have shared some amazing photos of their experiences while studying with us over the last few months, and is our next featured face here on our socials.
Her photos feature views of the city of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain and Lion's Head, which we offer our students weekly tours to and encourage our students to participate in while practicing their new English vocabulary learned during class.
Did you climb our mountain while studying with us? Send us your photos and you too could be featured!
Quote of the day:
“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.”
How many countries have stamped their mark in your passport? Let us know in the comments!
We celebrated Heritage Day in South Africa last month with a student braai (barbeque).
We welcome over a thousand English students from all over the world each year who want to experience and immerse themselves in the rich and diverse culture South Africa is home to.
If you're wondering where you can find our two campuses, our City Centre campus is located at 5 St. George's Mall, 8001 Cape Town while our Newlands campus is a short drive away and can be found at 11 Mariendahl Ave, Newlands, 7700 Cape Town
Book your next course with us! Link in bio for more info
studied with us way back in July, but her photos were too good not to share!
We offer our students weekly activities that immerse them in the culture, nature, landscapes and language they come from all over the world to learn and experience.
Our activities can be found on our website, and include trips up the picturesque Garden Route, to award winning wine farms, on challenging hikes up Table Mountain and so much more.
Come study with us at Good Hope Studies, where it's not just a course, but an adventure and opportunity to make memories and friends that will last you a lifetime.
Visit the link in our bio to find out more, or email us on [email protected] 📧
You may have heard about Africa's Big 5 (the lion, rhino, elephant, leopard and buffalo)... But have you heard about our Marine Big 5?
- the Cape fur seal
- the African penguin
- the bottlenose dolphin
- the southern right whale
- the great white shark
October is Marine Month in South Africa, but you can view all five of these ocean mammals any time you're in Cape Town!
Come find them when you study with us in Cape Town and join our activities around the Western Cape and South Africa!
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recently took some of our students for a hike up Table Mountain on a misty day. The 2nd and 3rd pictures will tell you how it went!
Whether it's the perfect summer's day or the mountain is covered in mist, Table Mountain is always spectacular! Come see for yourself. Book your English course and study with us!
It's international coffee day, and we're here to tell you our weekly activities will get your blood pumping and your energy levels raised without any need for caffeine. ☕️
Join us each week, as we explore the city of Cape Town with our partner, . Excursions include paintball, safari, weekends along the Garden Route, hikes up Table Mountain, dinners with teachers and SO. MUCH. MORE.
*For the record, we don't object to coffee flasks on excursions ;)
Register now for this week's activities via the link in our bio.
Ps. Tag yourself and your friends in the comments!
Study English and explore Cape Town
Senior travellers! Don’t forget about our 50+ programme taking place THIS NOVEMBER! Come study English with our 50+ Programme and explore the city after classes! Get in touch to find out more!
Which photo of Cape Town (1-9) is your favourite? Let us know below!
Time Out has cited Cape Town as one of the top 20 cities in the world, beating cities like New York, Melbourne and London! But what makes Cape Town so great?
- Good food 🥘
- Rich culture 🇿🇦
- Vast and iconic mountains ⛰️
- Blue flag beaches 🏖️
- Bustling nightlife 🌚
Few cities are better for people who love nature and adventure, what with all the excellent swimming spots, from Clifton and Camps Bay on the Atlantic side to Muizenberg and Simon’s Town on the Indian side. Not to mention all the hiking opportunities offered by the likes of Newlands Forest, Cecilia Forest and Kirstenbosch Garden (93% of locals described their city as beautiful, the second highest in the world, and for good reason). Head back into town, order a boerewors (hot dog) roll, and you’ll basically be in heaven.
Interested in studying in the Mother City? Check out the link in our bio for more info on our courses!
Heritage Day 🇿🇦 embraces and celebrates the true meaning of why we call ourselves the Rainbow Nation. South Africans mark the day by wearing traditional outfits, eating traditional foods, learning about different cultures and spending time with friends and family.
Today is also known as . In case you missed our , "braai" is the South African equivalent of a barbeque or churrasco. It's meat cooked over a fire, and a very traditional way of cooking - especially over the weekend and on days like today!
What will you be doing this Heritage Day?
TRUE OR FALSE: Cape Town is better in spring than it is in summer!
According to , Spring (September - November) and Autumn (March - May) are the best times to visit Cape Town because it's not peak tourist season so you could get lower prices on attractions and accommodation while enjoying milder Cape Town weather.
What do YOU think? Let us know if you think Cape Town is better in Spring than it is in Summer in the comments below.
Have you booked your English course with us yet? Link in bio for more information!
“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” - Leonardo da Vinci
There are many ways you can take flight (or to the skies) with us while you're at Good Hope Studies. Bungee jump off Bloukrans Bridge, the world's highest commercial bungee bridge, skydive with our partner or paraglide off of Signal Hill on a city tour. Which one would you do first?
You've said cheese 🧀, now tag yourself and your classmates in the comments below! 👇🏼
Let us know what you loved most about your time with us at Good Hope Studies!
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