Alliance Française is the only European Cultural Center in all the Eastern Cape. We organize major cultural events each year, such as the AF Street Music Festival, Chill Afrkan Art Festival and the French-Speaking Festival , Francophonie. A rich programme of social events, film screenings and conferences is regularly offered in our Mackay Street Victorian building. Our multimedia library is available for students and members. It includes thousands French books, music and DVDs as well as a dedicated section for our students with relevant resources to develop their French skills.

Alliance Française - Port Elizabeth

why choose us?

Because we believe that learning a language is inherent to experiencing its culture.
Alliance Française is a world-wide non-profit, apolitical and non-religious network devoted to promoting French language and Francophone cultures.
For over a century, Alliance Française has been seeing through an ambitious project: spreading French language and culture well beyond the borders of France.


The AFPE is the only accredited and official examination centre to conduct all the diplomas issued by the French Ministry of Education such as DELF and DALF, TCF and TCF Canada in the Eastern Cape. (operated by France Education International)


Diplôme d’études en langue française


Test d’évaluation de français

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Mary D

L’alliance Française de Port Élisabeth est un endroit très accueillant. Les salles sont spacieuses.
La bibliothèque est bien fournie.
Des événements sont organisés très régulièrement entre autre le cinéma pour enfants.
J’ai assisté au concert de la chanteuse française Sian Pottok, très bon moment convivial. Le temps d’échange avec les autres participants était très sympathique.

Mary D

Rawlings Dube

Place to go for French lessons

Rawlings Dube

Nqabakazi Lonzi

Fast, clean and very professional

Nqabakazi Lonzi

Alliance Française of Port Elizabeth

The Alliance Française of Port Elizabeth was founded in 1960. It was first situated in Bird Street, in the city centre of the Heritage site before moving to the historical site of Richmond Hill in 1990, where it now owns a beautiful Victorian House.

More than just a Language

In Gqeberha, Alliance Française is a place to discover more than you could imagine. Whether you are passionate or simply curious, come meet us and discover languages, cultures and immensely rich and varied personalities. We believe in the magic of discovery and diversity. For more than 60 years we have been bringing openness to the world to life in the heart of the Eastern Cape. Come and experience Alliance Française, whether for a language course or during a cultural event.


Ideally located next to the vivid Stanley Street in Richmond Hill, the Alliance Française of Port Elizabeth is the place to be !

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