Bianca Obermaier, Marketing Manager, Good Hope Studies

Bianca Obermaier, Marketing Manager, Good Hope Studies

10 things to do in Cape Town for English language students

1. Table Mountain

Table Mountain is the most famous landmark in Cape Town. With the cableway you can reach the top of Table Mountain in just a few minutes. From there you enjoy a breathtaking view of the city.

2. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is not only for flower lovers. It holds an incredible range of plant species, all of which are found nowhere else. The unique Cape Floral Kingdom is one of the world’s great botanical kingdoms. In summer, concerts take place in the Gardens.

3. The Constantia Vineyards

The Cape region is a world famous producer of high quality wines. The Constantia Vineyards are amongst the oldest vineyards in South Africa and spoil the visitor with their unique architecture and the beauty of the place.

4. The Cape of Good Hope

The Cape of Good Hope is world famous and is part of a large national park. Spend an unforgettable day at one of South Africa’s most beautiful spots, where ‘two oceans meet’.

5. Robben Island

Nelson Mandela served most of his time in prison on Robben Island. Today the island is a museum and a world heritage site. After a 30 minute ride on a speed boat, you can follow a guided tour trough the prison and take a drive around the island.

6. The V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront is a popular entertainment spot and working harbour. It is equally frequented by tourists and capetonians.

7. Lion’s Head

Between Table Mountain and Signal Hill you can hike up the beautiful Lion’s Head. You can walk up the mountain and enjoy the sunset with a breathtaking view of Camps Bay and Cape Town.

8. Mzoli’s Place

A lazy Sunday afternoon is best spent at Mzoli’s Place in Gugulethu, where people arrive in their droves to taste the delicious braaied (barbecued) meat on offer. Mozoli’s has become an institution in Cape Town, and is just 15 minutes away from the city centre. The who’s who of Cape Town society have been known to frequent Mzoli’s on weekends, without fanfare, to enjoy the party vibe.

9. Boulders Beach

One of the world’s 10 most unique beaches according to the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, Boulders Beach is home to 3 000 African penguins and is one of the only places you can view these inquisitive birds up close.

10. Muizenberg

Muizenberg was named as one of the best surfing towns in the world by National Geographic. Locals have, of course, known this for years. It is one of the nicest swimming beaches in Cape Town and not as cold as the water of the Atlantic Seaboard. It has a number of surf schools, and each day scores of surfers and bodyboarders, young and old, take to the waves.


Bianca Obermaier is Marketing Manager at Good Hope Studies. The English language school is operating from two different locations in Cape Town, South Africa. One school is located in the upmarket residential area of Newlands while the other school is situated in the vibrant City Centre of Cape Town.

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