Studying in Cape Town, South Africa could change your life the way it has so many students before you. Cape Town has something for everyone. With beaches, mountains and forests on your doorstep, Cape Town is an historic, cosmopolitan city with a vibrant contemporary culture of music and art, as well as a host of sport and leisure activities.
Cape Town forms the hub of the Western Cape, and it is the centre of politics, business, industry and services in the region. It also home to the Parliament of South Africa. After class you may head to the beach to surf or play volleyball. On the weekends hike up Table Mountain or run the three peaks with a group of friends. Walk through 1000-year-old indigenous forests or go horseback riding on Noordhoek beach without leaving the city limits. Do all this during a regular week the way Capetonians do!
Of course, no one can visit South Africa without taking time to go on safari in the Kruger National Park or Umfolozi Reserve in Kwazulu Natal, but you might also explore the caves of the Cedarburg to witness some of the earliest rock paintings known to man. Closer to home, the winelands of Stellenbosch and the annual Right Whale migration in Hermanus are only a short trip from Cape Town. If you're more interested in the arts, then you may be a regular at the concerts in Kirstenbosch gardens or you might choose to travel to the Grahamstown International Arts festival to see international plays and performances in a beautiful mountain setting.