Cape Town, South Africa

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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.

Inside the campus, students have the opportunity to socialise with students of different nationalities, offering a social environment which encourages students to practice English during their free time. The campus is 100% occupied by LAL and is divided into academic (classrooms and self-study room), residential and entertainment areas.

Stay on-site

We're the only language school in Cape Town which has a residence and classrooms on the same property.

Monday braai

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

  • GMT +2
  • Rand (ZAR)
  • English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa
  • CPT

The School

  • Free wireless internet access
  • Free computer access
  • Bookshop
  • Library
  • Lounge Area
  • Drinks available
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Dining Room
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Kitchen for student use


General and Intensive English

Develop your core English skills for everyday life with 20 or 30 lessons per week.

Business English

English lessons for your working life, with functional language based on business situations.

Private Tuition

One-to-one lessons are the perfect way to focus on your individual needs, and can also be added to any LAL course.

Travelling Classroom

Study English while touring South Africa on our amazing safari English course.

General English for 30+

Our General English course but with the assurance that you will be studying with older students.

English for Specific Purposes

Specialist English language courses focusing on the specific needs of particular professions.

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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.

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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'.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Standard Transfers

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.

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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.

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First Day

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.

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Visa information

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.

Contact school


LAL Cape Town

319 Main Road
Sea Point
8005 Cape Town
South Africa

School switchboard: +27 (0)21 439 7410

Booking Enquiries:

Phone +44 20 8843 7300

Agent Enquiries:

Jacy Costa
+27 (0)21 439 7410

Existing Bookings:

E-mail: +44 (0)1803 546 394

Emergency Contact Number:

+27 (0)21 439 7410

Take advantage of our e-learning portal

Every adult student at LAL's language centres in England, South Africa and the USA can log in to LAL Advantage absolutely free!

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