Spanish in Cape Town 

Looking for all things Spanish in Cape Town? There are certainly many Spanish expats living in the Mother City and you will find also places for meeting compatriots and there are several support structures for Spanish businesses investing in South Africa in place. 

Spanish Flag - Spanish in Cape Town

Whether you are looking for a Spanish tutor, translator of find fabulous Spanish food in Cape Town, check out our listing of all things Spanish that you can find in the Mother City. And please let us know if you miss something or we missed some great service or business catering for the Spanish population in Cape Town.

Spanish in Cape Town: Looking for a Spanish translator?

Should you need a sworn translation for Spanish or need to have some Spanish documents translated into English, such as the driver's licence or a birth certificate, contact the following:

Where to learn Spanish in Cape Town? Need a Spanish tutor?

Do you want to learn Spanish? So you want to start from the beginning, refresh your language skills or try out some new phrases? Here is a listing on the best places for learning the Spanish language. 

Mi Casa of Languages: The language school owners Julio Ruiz (Native Brazilian and Peruvian) and Antonio Romero (Spanish origin and South-African native) love to share their passion, commitment and dedication to the Portuguese and Spanish Languages and Cultures. The school has been open in Cape Town for more than a decade and offers various courses for all language levels and translation services. Where? Cape Town, Regent Street, Tel: 082 301 5481.

Escuela de Espagnol: Spanish School is also called House of Spanish offering a huge range of language courses, translation services and a wide variety of cultural activities ranging from Movie Clubs to exhibitions and gastronomic encounters. Where? Cape Town, Gardens, Rheede St Mall (5&6),  Tel: +27 (0)71 255 2015.

UCT: Spanish University Courses: Learn Spanish at the University of Cape Town’s own school of languages and literature and earn a university degree for your language skills. Whether students have previous knowledge of Spanish or have to start from scratch, there is a variety of courses for everyone. Where? Spanish Department, School of Languages and Literatures, Cape Town, Rondebosch, Beattie Building, 5 University Avenue, University of Cape Town, Tel: + 27 (0)21 650 2607 / 2895.


Where to meet Spanish expats? Cape Town Spanish Club - Spanish Restaurants

Noches Latinas: There is a small Spanish community in Cape Town. However, there is a regular gathering of Spanish people who you can join for meetings, outings and film screenings. The Spanish Social Club, Noches Latinas, organizes various events throughout the year. Contact Werner and ask for getting your name on his mailing list.

Meet-up for Learning and Speaking Spanish in Cape Town. Regular meet-ups for students of the Spanish language. Join in and speak Spanish only. More.

La Parada: This popular restaurant and bistro in Bree Street, Cape Town CBD, offers a large variety of Spanish tapas, lively atmosphere and regular party nights.

Sotano: located in Greenpoint, this restaurant is said to serve the best paella in town. Bands on Sundays. Great vibe.

Spanish Dance in Cape Town

Spanish Dance SocietySouth Africa’s Spanish Dance examination board promotes the interest in the art of Spanish dance and their representatives offer information on classes, teachers and exams. From children’s and adult beginners courses to professional training. Website.

Soloflamenco: They offer spanish dance classes at their studio in Zonnebloem Nest High School. Courses are for people of all ages and new courses start mid of August. Contact Tanya at Soloflamenco here.

DanceCraft Studios: located in Bellville offer weekly classes also in Flamenco dance. Website.

Spanish Embassy in South Africa - Consulate of Spain in Cape Town

  • The Spanish Embassy Pretoria is located in Pretoria. Lord Charles Complex, 337 Brooklyn Road, Brooklyn, Pretoria 0181
  • The Consulate of Spain in Cape Town: 37 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town, Tel: +27 (0)21 422 2415. Website.

Spanish Chamber of Commerce

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce has various offices in South Africa. They offer various services to their members: Business Information, Expatriate Integration Sessions as well as Language and Translation Services. Find out more on their website.


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