French in Cape Town

Here you will find information about the French in Cape Town. This is All things French for French expats and tourists and interesting finds on the French community in Cape Town. Read here where you can meet other French compatriots and get all things French you crave for. There are about 5000 French nationals living in South Africa, most of them in Johannesburg and Cape Town and more than 10,000 tourists from France arrive in the country every year. So check out this useful collection of info about the French living in Cape Town South Africa. Bonne chance!

Are you French and need info on passport or visa issues, are you a tourist or expat in trouble or do you need help with settling in? For registration purposes and notarial services such as for authentication of French official documents, contact the Consulat General de France au Cap. A listing of French translators and conference interpreters can be found here as well.

French Consulate in Cape Town | Consulate General of France in Cape Town

  • 78 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town 8001 | Tel: 021-488 5080 or 021-423 1575 | Website
  • Opening Hours: 9.00am – 12pm Monday to Friday, in the afternoons by appointment 

The French in Cape Town | Community Socials, Meetings & Support

The French cultural centre in Cape Town host regular exhibitions, movie screenings and meet ups and of course offer a range of French language classes. Should you need to get your French documents translated into English or need French translations of your local South African documents, contact the Alliance Francaise who have a sworn translator or can help with further referrals. They also have a great newsletter highlighting upcoming events.

  • 155 Loop Street, Cape Town | Tel: 021-423 56 99 | Website

The FSACCI is a business network with around 200 members helping with information on doing business in South Africa and informing about bilateral trade and economic relationships between France and South Africa. 

  • 2 Dean Street in Cape Town/Gardens | Tel: 021-422 19 72 | Website

Cap40 

This is an networking organisation to strengthen relationships between South African and French entrepreneurs | Website


Thisis an organization that helps French in need of assistance when living in Cape Town. You can find them at the Alliance Francaise on selected days. See the calender on their website. 


This NGO organises social meetings and helps newcomers to the city. This association is approved by the FIAFE - the International Welcome Federation of French and Francophone Abroad. Find their Facebook page here.


Froggies of Cape Town

Join their monthly meetings for a lively chat with your compatriots and French expats and dine in one of Cape Town’s exquisite restaurants. They meet in Cape Town for dinners every second Wednesday of a month, please click here for details. Find them on Facebook.

Cape Town French Schools - French Language Education

Ecole Francaise du Cap - French School Cape Town

  • Lycée: 101 Hope Street, Gardens, Tel: 021 461 2508
  • Primary School: Corner Tramway and Kings, Sea Point, Tel: 021 434 1278

Alliance Francaise - French Cultural Institute

  • They offer Language courses for all ages and language levels. Website


If you need more info on education in South Africa and want to know how the standard of the South African private schools is, then please click here. Did you know that there are excellent international schools in Cape Town? Read more about where these are located in the city and find links to these schools on my page about the best private schools in Cape Town. 

French Shops | French Delicatessen | French Bread | French Cafes

Cassis - French Patisserie

Delicious cakes and fresh breads and a lovely coffee shop.

  • Gardens Shopping Center in Cape Town/Gardens. Tel: 021-461 62 32

Josephine’s Boulangerie et Patisserie

Typical country breads and baguettes, croissants, brioches and delicate macaroons.

  • The Piazza in Parliament Street, Cape Town, Tel: 021-469 9750

The restaurant by French expat Franck Dangereux is one of our favourite places with a very French menu. Read more here.

  • Website

Popular restaurant with the French in Cape Town. Menu with a French twist.

  • High Constantia Centre, Shop 12, Constantia Main Road, Cape Town. Tel: 021- 794-8334. Website

French in Cape Town | Regular Events

French Movie Nights

  • When? Tuesday evenings - Films are announced on their Website and Facebook. Subscribe to their newsletter and always be up-to-date with the newest events listings.
  • Where? Alliance Francaise in 155 Loop Street, Cape Town CBD

French Sunset Picnic

This listing is updated regularly to give you more information on anything French in Cape Town. If you want to go back to my page on other expat communities in Cape Town click here. Should you have any specific information on French products or the French community living in Cape Town please contact us. We offer very competitive advertising rates. And, if you miss some information in my list or like to share your secret about French lifestyle please contact me. 

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