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 House Boutique Hotel
0.5 km

From R1255 PPS

In close proximity to UCT - University of Cape Town and Newlands Cricket Grounds, Rosebank and Rondebosch and so much more... Our fully renovated Guesthouse is a superb Victorian mansion situated in t... More Info




At Villa Garda B&B
0.8 km

From R625 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 cos... More Info

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. Very centrally located in ... More Info

Banksia Boutique
1.3 km

From R1020 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

Brooklands House
1.4 km

From R1470* 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

Rondebosch Guest House
1.4 km

From R850* Unit

Rondebosch Guest House is a new Capetonian Guest House. It is located in the green student suburb Rondebosch close to the Newlands Rugby and Cricket Stadiums and in walking distance to the University ... More Info

Oak Haven
1.4 km

From R2900* Unit

This newly built 1 bedroom home is nestled in the leafy suburb of Rondebosch, Cape Town. The Master Bedroom has a King Size bed, built in cupboards and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and a shower. T... More Info

Roodenburg House 1882
1.4 km

From R700 PPS

We are a guest house that you will remember for its luxury, privacy and excellent facilities. The perfect refuge during your stay in this beautiful city. A luxurious home-from-home in the leafy sub... More Info

Rondebosch Oaks - Unit 46
1.5 km

From R425* Unit

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Gifted with Lavish lawn and greenery and secured by electric fencing and a 24 hour guardhouse. The Rondebosch Oaks offers a lifestyle of excellence aspiring to contemporary suburban living. ... More Info

Bradclin Sport
1.5 km

From R400 PPS

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Bradclin Sport, Newlands is part of a network of Holiday, Business and Honeymoon accommodation run by owners, James & Judelle of Bradclin House in Pinelands. As with all our units, attention to detail... More Info

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Rosebank (CPT)
Old area but very quite and peaceful and closely situated to Newlands Stadium.
- Andre Van Der Westhuizen

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Clean, Safe and easy Access to the main roads.
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