Accommodation near The University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town (often abbreviated to UCT), is South Africa's oldest university and holds an esteemed status as one of the continent's best tertiary institutions. This is based on the high standard of public research which comes out of the university as well as the success rate of its students.

The university was founded in 1829 as the South African College and was initially a school for boys. In 1918 it was elevated to university status and underwent a name change, giving it the more fitting title, University of Cape Town. As is often the case with tertiary institutions, UCT students have often been very vocal about matters which count. During the apartheid years, UCT students regularly protested against the then government's stance on racial segregation. At times the protests were so strong that the National Party sent in police to quell the students' protestations.

These days the university is by and a large a calmer place, with one of the most picturesque settings of any university in the world. It is located on the Rhodes Estate on the slopes of Devil's Peak. The university is divided into the Main Campus (itself divided into upper middle and lower campus, in Rondebosch/Mowbray), Hiddingh Campus (in Gardens) and the medical school (in Observatory). Upper Campus boasts the most spectacular view of the city.

UCT offers tutelage in a range of disciplines from health sciences, humanities, science, engineering and commerce. There are roughly 25 000 students studying at UCT and the university employs about 4500 staff members, including academics, administrative and support staff.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Carmichael Guesthouse
0.5 km

From R740 pps

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Our Guest House is a stylish Victorian Mansion, offering comfortable accommodation with 7 en-suite tastefully decorated rooms. Situated on the slopes of Devil's Peak, the backdrop of Table Mountain, o... More Info

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Little Scotia Guest House
0.7 km

From R455 pps


Little Scotia is a relaxed and homely guest house in the heart of historic Rondebosch. The homestead, though steeped in history, has been tastefully modernised. Kevin & Mariehette take pride in off... More Info

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 Villa Garda Self-Catering
0.8 km

From R485 pps


Home, not just a house. Charming and cosy Bed and Breakfast accommodation. 5 spacious en-suite rooms in double storey cottage and 2 spacious en-suite rooms in main house with old-world hospitality. Fr... More Info

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At Villa Garda B&B
0.8 km

From R425 pps


A home, not just a house. Excellent Bed and Breakfast facilities where we go the extra mile in providing quality services to our guest/s. Either within our 5 en-suite rooms in our charming and cosy ... More Info

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Malleson Garden Cottage
1.3 km

From R600* unit


Beautifully renovated garden cottage, consisting of 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and open plan kitchen / lounge. Fully furnished and equipped, and set apart in a restful garden.... More Info

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Banksia Boutique
1.3 km

From R800 pps


Today, fast passed travel has spawned a new breed of hotels that offer a stylish, intimate and highly individual hotel experience - The Boutique Hotel. Banksia Boutique is housed in a grand 19th ce... More Info

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Hame Cottages
1.4 km

From R550* unit


This charming cottage has been beautifully renovated and restored and offers two separate units, inter-leading if so desired. Just below Table Mountain and the University of Cape Town, Raymond is conv... More Info

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20 On Dixton
1.4 km

From R500* unit


20 on Dixton is a self-catering accommodation located in Cape Town. Free WiFi access is available. The property is very close to UCT and on Jamie shuttle route, 5.7 km from Kenilworth Race Course and... More Info

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Brooklands House
1.4 km

From R990* unit

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This Edwardian Villa was built over a hundred years ago and exudes and aura of understated English country elegance. Breakfasts are served in the open plan kitchen area, while in summer guests eat in ... More Info

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Rondebosch Guest Cottages
1.4 km

From R700* unit


Just below Table Mountain and Univerisity of Cape Town, our eight fully equipped, self-catering cottages are positioned in a quiet and peaceful pocket in Rondebosch, yet central to all amenities. Cave... More Info

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