Cape Town, South Africa
LAL Cape Town is located in a safe and beautiful, mixed-use commercial/residential area in Sea Point, only 5 minutes from the beachfront and 10 minutes from the city centre and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World; the incredible Table Mountain. There are several options within 1-10 minutes from LAL such as promenade, restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacies, clubs and pubs.
Set in the heart of fashionable Sea Point, the centre is just a short drive to the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain and city centre, and only ten minutes from the famous Clifton and Camps Bay beaches. LAL Cape Town occupies a beautiful heritage building which was recently renovated, offering outstanding facilities and service on campus, adding even more comfort during the students’ stay.
We're the only language school in Cape Town which has a residence and classrooms on the same property.
Start the week off by meeting new students every Monday evening and enjoying a relaxing traditional South African barbecue prepared by the LAL Braai Master.
Study on safari
Enjoy an adventure along the coast of South Africa with our Travelling Classroom. Learn English, see amazing wildlife, hike, canoe, swim in waterfalls and bungee jump!
At a glance
English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa
- Free wireless internet access
- Free computer access
- Lounge Area
- Drinks available
- Swimming Pool
- Dining Room
- Breakfast available
- Kitchen for student use
Table Mountain is the defining landmark of Cape Town, with panoramic views of the entire city and surrounding areas. It has gained global recognition in being voted one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The mountain can be conquered via the cableway or by hiking for the more...
The Cape of Good Hope and Peninsula
Travel along the Cape’s South Peninsula, alongside the Atlantic Seaboard and False Bay coastlines. Literally drive through the mountain on Chapman’s Peak Drive, where the road follows the cliff side of the mountain. See the jackass penguins on Boulder’s Beach. Exploring...
The Cape Winelands
A journey through the historic Cape winelands will take you over lush mountain passes to the French Huguenot-influenced village of Franschoek, South Africa’s wine capital of Stellenbosch and the picturesque town of Paarl. Observe the wine making process from the vineyard to the...
Area and travel guide
Cape Town is an amazing city, situated right at the tip of Africa, which ranks as one of the world's top tourist destinations. From sparkling blue sea, across sandy beaches, through a mix of historic and modern streets and up to the heights of Table Mountain, Cape Town is one of the world's most beautiful cities, with friendly people and a lively vibe.
About 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. Cape Town is ideal for English language learning and unique travel opportunities.
Life in South Africa
Travelling to Cape Town should be an adventure: but it doesn't need to be difficult. This section will tell you about all the practical aspects of visiting and living in this amazing city, from currency to business opening times.More information
Keeping safe and sound
We want to you to enjoy your time in South Africa, and to stay safe and healthy. Our staff are available to help you with any concerns you may have, and here is some useful advice to help keep you 'safe and sound'.Read more
Travel and transport
The easiest way to see Cape Town and the area is with our excursions, but if you want to get about on your own there are plenty of options.Find out more
Download our travel guide
The LAL Cape Town Guide is full of useful information about our school, Cape Town and South Africa. From your first day to going home, find out about living and learning in this amazing city.Download the Guide (PDF, 2MB)
Arrival and first day
We can arrange airport transfers on arrival and on departure between Cape Town International Airport and your accommodation. This is free of charge if you book accommodation through LAL or otherwise at a small charge.
LAL Cape Town offers a Student Transfer 'Meet & Greet' service every day, from the airport to your accommodation. There is one airport in Cape Town: CPT. If you have not booked accommodation through LAL, this will be at an extra charge. All departure transfers are at an extra cost.Find out more
Getting here by your own arrangements
For students making their own travel arrangements, the school expects them on the planned day of arrival. They should arrive during office hours so that they can be shown around the school by the staff member on duty.More information
Your first day will begin at 08.00, and will include a welcome talk, placement test, and a welcome event, as well as your first lessons.Read more
All students entering South Africa must have a valid passport with at least four blank pages for the issuing of stamps. The passport also needs to be valid for the duration of the stay and six months after departure. You may also need a visa, depending on your nationality and the length of your stay.