Do you want to improve or learn English but you are still looking for a great destination with a perfect blend of tourist attractions, hidden gems, and food & wine culture?

No need to look any further. IH Cape Town is glad to welcome and host you in the magnificent Mother City at the southern tip of the African continent.

1. Lovely lifestyle

The Cape Town climate perfectly matches with a lovely outdoor lifestyle. Are you keen on hiking? Do not hesitate and discover the stunning mountain tops. Our school regularly organizes hikes to both Lion’s Head and Table Mountain. 

Are you more into running? That is also a great way to keep in shape. Working out in the sun is so much more fun. A totally different lifestyle than many of you have in your home country. If you are just looking to relax, the beautiful beaches are perfect to soak up a nice tan. Also, our sunny IH terrace is the ideal spot to do your homework.

2. Wonderful winelands

South Africa exports the most wine as a non-European country and ranks under the best globally in terms of exporting wine. No wonder that a lot of world-class wines can be tasted and bought at a really cheap price. The school offers various wine tours to discover the different wine areas like Stellenbosch (the biggest and most famous), Franschhoek and Constantia (which is fairly close to the school and city center).
You can even combine the best of both worlds as teacher Heike organizes a wine tour on a regular basis combined with learning English vocabulary for wine tasting. Of course, you will also get some more insights into the history of the wine farms you are visiting. A must-do and good opportunity to improve your language skills.

two red wine glasses at sunset

3. Fantastic food

Sushi platter and chop sticks

What pairs better with wines than cheese and chocolate? Indeed, delicious food is what works best with a crisp chenin blanc or a full-bodied Merlot. Cape Town offers world-class food at a relatively cheap price. If you like a beach club style restaurant with amazing seafood, the Bungalow in Clifton is your place to go to. Are you rather into sushi? Then Willoughby & Co in the V&A Waterfront or Beluga in De Waterkant are probably some of the best sushi restaurants in entire South Africa. You can also find really good restaurants for relatively cheap prices on Main Road in Sea Point. If you want a real African food and cultural experience then book a table at the Gold restaurant. You can participate in a traditional drum class and enjoy African music as well as colourful outfits. Furthermore, the food is absolutely fantastic which comes in small tapas sizes to share with friends. So you are not just learning English but also about the culture of South Africa.

All of these amazing restaurants are approved by our foodies called interns.

4. Tremendous tours

Speaking and learning English every day can be hard at times. That is why you need to make to most of your free time. 

two adult and a baby elephant in the bush

The school works with several tour operators offering all the best tours Cape Town and the Western Cape has to offer. Would you like to look for the Big Five at a game drive safari and doing a Garden Route tour? Or do you rather explore the quieter West Coast? All the tours are fantastic to explore more of South Africa.

Do you prefer to stick closer to the city and do some adrenaline pumping activities? You can paraglide down from Signal Hill or skydive above Cape Town. Thrilling activities which will make you feel alive and kicking.

Please ask at the reception about all the amazing tours we have to offer.

5. Exciting English school at IH Cape Town

So, you probably figured out by now that Cape Town is an amazing destination to learn English. IH Cape Town is one of the best English schools offering various courses such as the regular courses Standard and Intensive English but also Aviation and Business English courses, just to name a few.
Another vital part of the course is our PSP (Personal Study Program) which offers one hour a day to work and improve on your specific weaknesses and interests in a self-study approach. Teachers are there to assist and guide you in your learning process. This makes IH Cape Town definitely stand out and our students are absolutely loving to learn English here at our school.

Learning English can be fun
English student laughing during class
student learning English and is smiling