Language stay abroad in South Africa

South Africa is a magnificent country located at the southern tip of Africa. It's a country with many contrasts where poverty and modernity, strength and a love of life mix to form a fascinating culture!
In South Africa there is an impressive modern culture juxtaposed with remnants of painful and poignant past.
South Africa groups together numerous cultures. There are more than 11 official languages, while English is the most commonly used.
This is a fascinating country, totally different from Western countries as it mixes a savanna of animals with modernized cities. The African music that is typically played will leave a lasting impression on you. Here you will improve your English skills, discover another culture, and a different, yet beautiful way of life!

Language stay abroad in South Africa

South Africa is a magnificent country located at the southern tip of Africa. It's a country with many contrasts where poverty and modernity, strength and a love of life mix to form a fascinating culture!
In South Africa there is an impressive modern culture juxtaposed with remnants of painful and poignant past.
South Africa groups together numerous cultures. There are more than 11 official languages, while English is the most commonly used.
This is a fascinating country, totally different from Western countries as it mixes a savanna of animals with modernized cities. The African music that is typically played will leave a lasting impression on you. Here you will improve your English skills, discover another culture, and a different, yet beautiful way of life!

language stay abroad in south africa are particularly beneficial for children and teenagers if  they take place in international environment.

Adults and students  also have the possibility of participating in a language stay abroad in south africa all year round in specialized language schools for  international students.

For your language stay abroad in south africa this site presents the following items: Life at this destination, Geography and climate, Useful information.

Life at this destination

Diversity is a key feature of South Africa, where 11 languages are recognized as official, where community leaders include rabbis and chieftains, rugby players and returned exiles, where traditional healers ply their trade around the corner from stockbrokers and where housing ranges from mud huts to palatial homes with swimming pools.
The cost of living in the popular parts of South Africa’s major cities is much the same as in major European cities, but it is possible to travel more cheaply if you plan.
South Africans love to party and socialize, so you will be able to find at least one bar or some kind of entertainment in even the smallest of towns.

Language stay abroad in South Africa Phones

Country Calling Code:
81
  • South Africa to UK :
    09~091 + 44 + area code + number.
  • South Africa to USA :
    09~091 + 1 + area code + number.
  • South Africa to France :
    09~091+ 33 + number of correspondant (9 digits - leave off the 0).
  • South Africa
    to Belgium :
    09~091 + 32 + area code + number.
  • South Africa to Spain :
    09~091 + 34 + area code + number
  • South Africa
    to Italy :
    09~091 + 39 +area code + number.
  • Police in South Africa
    : The
    emergency number is either 10-111 or 0800-11-12-13
  • Firemen and Ambulance :
    119

Language stay abroad in South Africa Health insurance

  • It is strongly recommended that you obtain comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling, including coverage for medical evacuation.
  • You should check for any exclusions in your policy, and make sure that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake.

Language stay abroad in South Africa Driver's license

  • In South Africa, you must drive on the left side of the road!
  • To rent a car, you must be in possession of a valid International Driving License, must have been driving for at least five years and must be at least 25 years old.

Language stay abroad in South Africa Vaccination

Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus, Typhoid Fever and Rabies vaccinations are recommended.

Geography and climate

  • Climate :

    The climate is ideal: sunny and warm all year round. Snow can be expected in the mountains.

  • Geography :

    Bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland and it completely encloses Lesotho. Consists of three main geographic areas: the coastline, plateau and mountains.

  • Seas / Oceans : Atlantic and Indian Oceans

Useful information

Language stay abroad in South Africa Contact(s)


Sur place :
  • Ambassade de France en Afrique du Sud
    807 George avenue Arcadia Prétoria 0083
    tél : [27] (12) 429 7000 (et 7008)
    fax : [27] (12) 429 7029