About University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town stands tall and proud on the mountainside, overlooking some of the prettiest residential areas of the city. Having been founded in 1829, this public research university is an integral part of the heritage and history of Cape Town and is the main tertiary education institute in the Western Cape Province.

Did you know? The University of Cape Town is the oldest university in the country, and the second oldest in Africa.

During the apartheid regime that dominated South Africa between 1960 and 1990, UCT students were known for their liberal approach and their willingness to fight for social and political freedom. Today, this university and its students are still representative of forward thinking and a modern African optimism.

UCT has a number of different campuses that are scattered in different locations around Cape Town. Upper Campus is on Rhodes Estate, which is on the slopes that culminate beautifully in Devil’s Peak. Here, the faculties of Humanities, Commerce, Science and Engineering are found. This campus is particularly beautiful, boasting stunning old buildings that date back to the 1920’s, covered in green ivy and frequented by starlings and squirrels. The main library is also on Upper Campus and houses most of the university’s 1.3 million volumes.

Middle Campus and Lower Campus are scattered through Rondebosch, Mowbray and Rosebank and comprise the faculties of Law, Music, Economics and many of the residences and sporting facilities. There is also a Medical School Campus in Observatory, and the Fine Arts and Drama departments, which are situated in the heart of the city, close to a number of popular Cape Town attractions (including Table Mountain and Long Street).

In addition to the architecture and the natural beauty of the University of Cape Town, it is also a pleasure to visit for its contribution to local and national history and culture.

Need to Know

WhereUniversity of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Southern Suburbs, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

WhenPlease enquire.

Telephone+27 (0)21 650-9111

OvernightStay in Rondebosch Accommodation, Cape Town

Disclaimer

Please note, business details can change. While we endeavour to ensure all information provided by the service provider is correct at the time of publication, we do not assume any liability caused by errors or changes, such as price, cost, time, and location. Please check with the provider that the activity/business is still offered as described, before making any travel plans.

Feedback?

If this is your attraction, you can let us know if anything on this page is outdated or contains inaccuracies, by email. We regret, we do not have any other information, please contact the provider if you have questions.

In the vicinity

Hotels & other accommodation options in Rondebosch

Things to do in the area

Accommodation convenient to University of Cape Town

FIND / South Africa Accommodation / Western Cape Accommodation / Cape Town Accommodation / Southern Suburbs Accommodation / Rondebosch Accommodation

Rondebosch as a destination

Want to stay overnight?

Dates

When would you like to stay?
Choose dates

Number of Guests

Why book with SA-Venues.com
  • Your card is safe with us; strictest card verification in the industry and we don't store card numbers.
  • No airy fairy service fees; you save!
  • We care. Service with integrity.
  • Multiple payment methods:
    credit card, SID instant EFT, bank transfer.
  • All Rondebosch property owners / managers are verified (our experience protects you from online fraud).
  • Secure your booking
Our Payment Protection Guarantee only applies if your deposit payment is made via SA-Venues.com

SA-Venues.com has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest, independent online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.