Take IELTS test in or nearby South Africa
There are 11 centers offering IELTS tests (paper-based or computer-delivered) in South Africa, please choose an appropriate test center that is closer to you or is most suitable for your test depending upon location or availability of test.
Make sure to prepare for the IELTS exam using our Free IELTS practice tests.
British Council South Africa - Focus Rooms
AddressFocus Rooms, Heaton Lane, Longlake 20, Modderfontein
British Council South Africa - Global Continuity
AddressGlobal Continuity, 41 Wordsworth Avenue, Senderwood
British Council South Africa - Rosebank Union Church
AddressRosebank Union Church, Cnr William Nicol and St Andrews, Sandton
British Council South Africa - Belmont Square Conference Centre
AddressBelmont Square Conference Centre, Belmont Rd,Rosebank
British Council South Africa - Metrofile CPT
AddressMetrofile CPT, Portion of First Floor,2 Bella Rosa Street, Tygervalley, 7500
British Council South Africa - Montrose Place
AddressMontrose Place, Portion of First Floor, 2 Bella Rosa Street, Tygervalley (Bellville)
British Council Port Elizabeth
AddressB and E Conference Centre, Port Elizabeth
British Council South Africa - The old Elizabeth Place venue
AddressThe old Elizabeth Place venue, 14-21 Pickering Park,Pickering Street, Newton Park
British Council South Africa - Global Continuity Pretoria
AddressGlobal Continuity Pretoria, 1011 Pretorius Street, Lyttleton Manor, Centurion, 0157, Lyttleton
British Council South Africa - Royal Elephant
AddressRoyal Elephant, Cnr Willem Botha and Wierda Road,Bondev Park, 0157
British Council South Africa - Royal Palm Hotel
AddressRoyal Palm Hotel, 4th Floor, Venue 4D, 8 Palm Boulevard,Umhlanga Rocks
Cities in South Africa providing IELTS tests
Countries nearby South Africa providing IELTS tests
An Overview of the IELTS
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to measure English proficiency for educational, vocational and immigration purposes. The IELTS measures an individual's ability to communicate in English across four areas of language: listening, reading, writing and speaking. The IELTS is administered jointly by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment at over 1,100 test centres and 140 countries. These test centres supervise the local administration of the test and recruit, train and monitor IELTS examiners.
IELTS tests are available on 48 fixed dates each year, usually Saturdays and sometimes Thursdays, and may be offered up to four times a month at any test centre, including South Africa depending on local needs. Go to IELTS test locations to find a test centre in or nearby South Africa and to check for upcoming test dates at your test centre.
Test results are available online 13 days after your test date. You can either receive your Test Report Form by post or collect it from the Test Centre. You will normally only receive one copy of the Test Report Form, though you may ask for a second copy if you are applying to the UK or Canada for immigration purposes - be sure to specify this when you register for IELTS. You may ask for up to 5 copies of your Test Report Form to be sent directly to other organisations, such as universities.
There are no restrictions on re-sitting the IELTS. However, you would need to allow sufficient time to complete the registration procedures again and find a suitable test date.