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How much of the local language do you need for daily living? Are local language classes/tutors available and affordable?
Everyone in Cape Town speaks English, though for many it's not the mother tongue. Local accents can sometimes take some getting used to. If you want to learn Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu or one of the other commonly used local languages, I believe local tutors are available. Because of the cosmopolitan nature of Cape Town, classes in many other widely spoken international languages are also available. - Oct 1, 2017
English is all you really need. A little Afrikaans is useful if you want to break out of the suburban bubble. Cape Town's large mixed-race population speaks Afrikaans as its first language. - May 13, 2014
English is all you need. - Aug 26, 2013
English is fine for daily living. Afrikaans or isiXhosa recommended to really know the culture and the friends you will make. - Oct 28, 2007