Don’t miss the once-in-a-lifetime chance to study abroad in one of the most beautiful cities on Earth—The New York Times named Cape Town the #1 place to go in 2014. You’ll love the crystal clear blue waters, the breathtaking mountains, and everything in between. But there’s more to Cape Town than its beauty—its dynamic society is ever-changing and growing, and you can witness it first-hand. Immerse yourself in the African culture and explore one of the most diverse environments in the world. We know you’ll agree that studying in Cape Town will make you feel like you’re on top of the world.
Cape Town, known as “The Mother City,” is a place where change is visible. It is a city of contrast. In many ways, Cape Town, which is the second most populous city in South Africa, could be defined as both developed, and yet under-developed at the same time. It is home to a cosmopolitan city center, comfortable neighborhoods and suburbs, but also to modest bungalows and impoverished suburban townships with squatters’ shacks.
Due to its multi-ethnic background, Cape Town is also a diverse city which offers a wide selection of foods, arts, and activities, all influenced by the backgrounds of its people. Put simply, it is a city of many identities, which you’ll have the opportunity to discover.
Table Mountain is an iconic part of Cape Town. Many visitors hike or take a trip in the aerial cableway to the top of the mountain to see breathtaking views of Robben Island, Cape Town, Table Bay, Devil's Peak, and more. Table Mountain National Park was only recently declared a national park in 1998.
Located just a few miles off the coast of Cape Town, Robben Island is the former prison camp of many South African democratic supporters. These supporters were against apartheid and fought to combat racial discrimination. Leaders such as Nobel Prize winner Nelson Mandela were jailed at this infamous prison.
Named after the British Queen Victoria and Prince Alfred, the Waterfront has something for everyone. With hundreds of shops, restaurants, cafes, the Two Oceans Aquarium, and more, you will surely find something to enjoy. The Nelson Mandela Gateway carries visitors to Robben Island.