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About this surf travel

Suitable for all language levels
Suitable for all surf levels
Surf lessons included
Gemiddeld 8 students per class
Average age: 20-30 years old (min. 17)
Course begins on Monday's
This language school is accredited
Guest house or student residence
Transfer or own transport
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Learn English and Surf in Cape Town

Learning English and surfing in Cape Town is the best way to begin your adventure in South Africa. You will learn English at a great language school, which is not far from the well-known Muizenberg beach. Stay with a host family or in one of the student houses, we are sure you will have the time of your life!
The school is located in Newlands, which is a few metro stops from the well-known Muizenberg surfer's beach. Cape Town is a truly top destination where you can go for English lessons all year round, in combination with surf lessons. The other students are very international so you're going to learn a lot about different cultures and backgrounds.
What SurfaWhie likes:
  • International Metropolis
  • Stay in the quiet Newlands
  • Friendly Population
  • Lots of possibilities for trips

About Learn English and Surf in Cape Town

Learn English + Surf

Below you can read more about this surf accommodation. See the pictures on the right for an impression.

Learn English + Surf

  • Cape Town: worldwide this city is seen as one of the most special travel destinations because of the endless possibilities the area has to offer. There is probably no city in the world where so much comes together: a bustling metropolis, beautiful nature, the endless Atlantic Ocean and a very diverse, tolerant population.
  • South Africa: this country has been a very popular holiday destination for years. Every year millions of tourists go to the southernmost country of Africa for the beautiful nature and special population. It is one of the most diverse countries in the world, where safaris, modern cities, mountains and endless beaches alternate.

De taalschool

  • About the language school:  the language school in Cape Town consists of two medium-sized language schools, where personal attention to each customer is a core value of the business. The language school that we focus on is located in the green district of Newlands, because it has very good connections with Muizenberg, the surfing beach of Cape Town. In addition, a large number of activities are organized, which will introduce you to South African culture and your fellow students in a very fun way.
  • Accreditations & awards:  this language school is accredited by IALC , EAQUALS  and Education South Africa .
  • Starting dates: you can start the English lessons every Monday.
  • Public holidays 2020: Jan 01, Mar 21, Apr 10, Apr 13, May 01, Jun 16, Aug 10, Sep 16, Dec 25, Dec 26 (Jan 01 2021)

The language lessons & language levels

  • English lesson: at this language school you can choose to do a part-time English course (20 hours) or full-time English (30 hours). Both courses are suitable for all language levels and in both programs you will work on your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in an interactive way. This way you have a very complete program, which is given in a very nice way.
  • English + Surfing: when you choose the English + Surf program, you follow the English lessons in the morning, then you can surf in the afternoon. These surfing lessons are given in Muizenberg, the best location for beginning surfers in Cape Town, which is a few tram stops from the school and therefore easily accessible.
  • Level:  This language school can be visited for every level. Upon arrival you will take a test to determine your level. The teacher always makes sure that you follow lessons that suit your level best.

The guests

  • The students: you will improve your English in a truly international environment. This way you will not only learn a lot about the English language and South Africa, but you will also learn a lot about the countries and cultures of your fellow students during your stay.

Surfing, activities, meals and transport

Below you can read more about this surf accommodation. See the pictures on the right below for an impression.


You can choose from 3 different types of accommodation. The arrival is on Sunday and on Saturday, after your last school day, you will leave the accommodation again.

  • Host family:  (minimum age 17 years) it is possible to stay with a host family. This is generally the best way to make as much progress as possible on your English language skills in a short period of time. Another big advantage is that two meals a day are served (breakfast and dinner) and you will have your own room.
    • If you travel together, you have the option of sharing a room, which provides you both with a discount.
  • On-site accommodation: (min. Age 18) the language school has a student house which is located directly next to the school. The rooms are shared and the house has a swimming pool.
  • Residence: 15 minutes away (by tram, 4 stops) is the student residence, where 20 students are staying. Here you will get your own room and the residence provides everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Surf lessons

  • Surf lessons : the surf lessons take place on the beach of Muizenberg, about 20 minutes by train from the language school. Muizenberg is widely seen as an excellent surf spot to truly learn to surf. The school can help you choose a surf school, but you certainly also have the freedom to go that way and choose a school of your choice.
  • Surfing material: apart from the surf lessons you will be able to rent a surfboard, but it is also possible to purchase a (second-hand) board. Both in the language school and outside there are also plenty of opportunities to get a surfboard.

Surf conditions

  • The surfing lessons are given at different levels. The surf instructors will ensure that you get lessons at your level, even if you have never surfed you will learn this quickly.
  • If you are an experienced surfer, we recommend that you purchase a second-hand surfboard on location. The school can help you with this.


  • Cape of Good Hope:  in the south of the peninsula on which Cape Town is located, you will find the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. An incredibly beautiful nature reserve with endless views, hidden beaches and wildlife such as zebras, ostriches and baboons.
  • Table Mountain:  in the middle of the city you will find Table Mountain, which is on the UNESCO list of “7 natural wonders”. You can climb the table mountain by elevator or you can choose to climb the mountain. When you choose to climb Table Mountain, you can choose from a large number of different hikes, each with its own character, duration and difficulty.
  • Museums:  the long history and special cultures of Cape Town have led to the presence of many important museums in the city. Think of Robben Island, the Castle of Good Hope, the Slaves Lodge, The District 6 Museum, and much more.


  • From Cape Town airport you can easily travel to the city by bus.
  • It is also possible to book an airport transfer.

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Below you will find the prices of this surfing holiday. Do you want to make to a booking? Complete the form alongside below to confirm your booking.

Price overview

The prices below are the prices per person per week. The rates are determined based on the arrival date.

WeekEnglish + host familyEnglish + on site acc. English + residence
1 week€ 540,-€ 605,-€ 540,-
2 weeks€ 1.005,-€ 1.135,-€ 1.005,-
3 weeks€ 1.470,-€ 1.665,-€ 1.470,-
4 weeks€ 1.895,-€ 2.155,-€ 1.895,-
5 weeks€ 2.350,-€ 2.675,-€ 2.350,-
6 weeks€ 2.805,-€ 3.195,- € 2.805,-
7 weeks€ 3.260,-€ 3.715,-€ 3.260,-
8 weeks€ 3.715,-€ 4.235,-€ 3.715,-
9 weeks€ 4.170,-€ 4.755,-€ 4.170,-
10 weeks€ 4.625,-€ 5.275,-€ 4.625,-
11 weeks€ 5.080,-€ 5.795,-€ 5.080,-
12 weeks€ 5.175,-€ 5.955,-€ 5.175,-
extra week € 425,-€ 490,-€ 425,-
High season charge (Jan. 5 - Mar. 29) p/w€ 30 € 30 € 30
Upgrade 30 lessons € 135,-€ 135,-€ 135,-

See the "included" tab below for an overview of the basic package and any additional options.

What is is/not included?

IncludedNot included
20 English lessons (or 30 lessons, see price overview) Flight to Cape Town
Accommodation (check-in Sunday, check-out Saturday) Transfer from the airport to the language school (can be booked for € 35)
Homestay: breakfast + dinner School books (approx. € 20 to € 38)
Residence: no meals Meals that are not included
On-site accommodation: no meals Certain activities such as excursions
Activities: some activities are for all students and are free to follow All students pay a deposit of € 100, which they recieve back at the end of their stay

Transport & Add-ons

Surf lessonsto be booked on site
Discount homestay when traveling together (shared room)- € 40,- p.p. per week

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Practical information

Practical information

Below you will find all the necessary practical information regarding this surfing holiday.

Check-in / Check-out

Check in: most students arrive on Sunday afternoon, so that they can start the courses on Monday. In case you would arrive on Saturday, addtional nights can normally be booked.

Check out:  the check out takes place on Saturdays

Practical information

  • Arrival: ideally you arrive on Sunday, but the school is very flexible with students arriving on other days. So arrival on Thursday, Friday or Saturday is certainly also possible, where you will then start the English classes on Monday.
  • Visa : for a stay of a maximum of 90 days a tourist visa is sufficient. There are no costs attached to this. This can be extended once for another 90 days.
  • Currency:  in South Africa people pay with the South African Rand.
  • PIN and credit card: in Cape Town you will find a large number of ATMs where you can use pin with a world pass (maestro) or credit card (Mastercard or Visa).
  • Vaccinations: for current information about vaccinations, see this page.
  • Wi-Fi:  Wi-Fi is available in the language school.

Pack list

Below you will find several items we would recommend you not to forget on your surf trip. Also, looking at the header 'Pricing' you will find a list with things that are included/not included. Furthermore you will receive a pack-list after your booking has been confirmed.

  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit / Bikini
  • Bath towel & towel
  • Warm clothes
  • Some cash can always be useful


SurfaWhile is an official partner of the Europeesche Verzekeringen, so that the trips of SurfaWhile can be insured. Note: Surfing is seen as an 'extreme sport', not every insurer reimburses these trips. Check this carefully if you take out the insurance yourself, with any insurer.

  • Short-term travel insurance: with taking out a short-term travel insurance Europeesche Verzekeringen you are insured for unexpected costs while traveling.
  • Cancellation insurance: with taking out a cancellation insurance you can cancel your trip free of charge if it is unexpectedly impossible to continue.

How to get there?

  • Good Hope Studies – English Language School
  • 11 Mariendahl Ave
  • Newlands Cape Town, 7700
  • South Africa

For more information about the options for transport to this accommodation, see the 'transport' tab under 'Surfing, activities, meals and transport'.



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Frequently Asked Questions

Still have any questions? Take a look at the questions and answers below. Is your question is still not answered? Please contact us.


The prices per week, including all extras, can be found under the dropdown tab ‘prices’. Click on the yellow ‘Prices & Booking’ button and you will be taken there immediately. The prices are listed per person.

Under the heading ‘prices’ you'll find what's included in this surf holiday.

If you book as a group of 10+ people, we would look at the possibilities together, including which accommodation suits your group best. Where possible, a group discount can be arranged.

With SurfaWhile you will always pay the same price as if you were to book directly with our partners. In addition, we offer you a number of nice benefits and extras. In addition to the SurfaWhile eBook, which you get absolutely FREE with your booking, we help you with good, fast and personalized service to book the surf accommodation that best suits you. We are here to help with any problems you may encounter, and you pay nothing extra for it.

Voor wie?

At the top of the page, directly below the green frame you can find a summary, with the typical age range of the guests. A little further down you will find the heading 'who is booking this surf holiday? ' and there the customer profile is described in more detail.

Yes, it certainly is. On this surf holiday, many people come alone or as a couple, so the atmosphere is very open. By far most are looking to meet new people and socialise.


Yes! Most guests have little to no surfing experience, so you will certainly not be the only one. Take a look at the ' surfing conditions ' heading to determine which month is most suitable for you.

On this page you can find information about the surfing conditions, where we have defined the conditions per level. This information can be found under the tab ' Surfing, activities, meals and transport '..

Surf lessons usually take place in the morning and there is also often a group in the water during the afternoon. However, it depends in particular on the surfing conditions, so this is never easy to determine beforehand.


See ' Surfing, activities, meals and transport ' and then the ' meals ' heading for andditional explanation about the meals.

Most dietary requirements and allergies can be taken into account. After your booking you can state this on the registration form. If you have an allergy that is rare, it may be useful to contact us in advance.

Practical information

Yes, we think so. If you are looking for a week (or longer) full of fun, (a little or a lot of) surfing and nice people, then you are in the right place! A surfing holiday is for everyone and the surf vibe is guaranteed and loved by all!

Please see 'Practical information' for check-in information (time and Arrival day). If you arrive before the check-in time, it is not a problem to leave your luggage at reception and go straight to the beach.

See 'Surfing, activities, meals and transport' and then the ' Transport ' heading for the various options.

No, the flight is not included in the price. Look at the 'transport' heading for the nearest airport and a convenient link to a page where you will easily book your flight.

See 'Practical information' for the general Pack-list and information about this specific accommodation. /p>

In the photo Gallery that is under the heading 'about this surf camp', you can find photos of all the different types of accommodations.

It is advisable to make a decision about this in advance. This surf accommodation is very popular, especially in the summer months and is therefore regularly fully booked.

Still have any questions? Take a look at the questions and answers below. Is your question is still not answered? Please contact us.