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EC Cape Town

Open for face-to-face lessons

Our modern school in the Foreshore, the business district of the city centre, is located between the V&A Waterfront, the most visited tourist attraction in South Africa, and the historical centre of Cape Town. Our friendly and welcoming staff, coupled with our colourful school in an historically-protected heritage building, offers a unique and quality learning experience for our students.

Torrique Borges

Centre Manager

Rifqah Brenner

Student Service Coordinator

Centre Info

  • Launched: 2006
  • Centre capacity: 180
  • Classrooms: 12
  • Minimum age: 16
    Students under 18 must travel with parents or book EC homestay, single room
  • Students per class: Average 12 (Max. 15)
  • Cambridge Examination testing centre
  • EC English Cape Town is registered as a Private College with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in South Africa with registration number 2018/FE07/034.
  • Free access to Microsoft Office and Teams for the duration of the course
  • Free access to our EC Online learning platform for the duration of the course and 3 months after completion of studies

School Includes

  • 10 student computers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Self-study room
  • Interactive whiteboards in all classrooms
  • Social and cultural programme

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EC Cape Town
1st Floor, Aria North Wharf
42 Hans Strijdom Avenue
Cape Town


+27 (0) 21 422 4111

Emergency Number

 +27 (0) 84 886 6342

Opening Hours

08:00 - 18:00 (GMT+2)


  • Located in the Central Business District
  • The school is in an historical heritage building
  • 10-minute walk to the V&A Waterfront
  • 10-minute walk to Greenmarket Square and the restaurant and retail hubs of Long and Bree Streets
  • 5-minute walk to public transport links
  • 5-minute walk to the Cape Town Stadium Fan Walk

Nationality Mix

  • Saudi Arabian
  • Brazilian
  • Yemeni
  • Swiss
  • Turkish
  • French
  • Other
  • Libyan

Age Mix

  • 16 - 17

  • 18 - 20

  • 21 - 25

  • 26 - 30

  • 31 - 40

  • 41 - 50

  • 51+

Student Testimonial

I’m writing this with tears in my eyes to thank you and the entire EC Team for the best experience of my life. I finished my two weeks of General English at the end of March and I’m speechless. It was a dream coming true to study at EC Cape Town and now I understand why EC is the best school for foreigners to learn English. I’m extremely grateful to you for providing me these two weeks of intensive learning and I really hope to meet you again one day❤️.

Areda Ferreira

Sample Activities

  • Monday

    Welcome Event Welcome Event

    Welcome event for new students. Come and make some new friends!

  • Tuesday

    Wine Tour Wine Tour

    Journey around the Cape's beautiful vineyards.

  • Wednesday

    Access Park Shopping Access Park Shopping

    Cape Town's biggest shopping area.

  • Thursday

    City Tour City Tour

    Visit all the sights of the city.

  • Friday

    Surfing Surfing

    Surfing in Muizenberg & Kalk Bay surfing lessons in Muizenberg-the famous surfers beach.

  • Saturday

    Cape of Good Hope Tour Cape of Good Hope Tour

    Come and explore the wonders of the Cape peninsula. Full-day tour.

  • Sunday

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

    Spend a relaxing day at this scenic spot.