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Address: Private Bag | Rondebosch, Cape Town Central 7701, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 650 9111
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An iconic and historic place of education. Now a place of mayhem and reverse racism

Many of us former South African residents studied there. A great seat of education. Now, overtaken by radical elements it is currently a place to avoid. Hopefully the current... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
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Saint Julian's, Malta

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Many of us former South African residents studied there. A great seat of education. Now, overtaken by radical elements it is currently a place to avoid. Hopefully the current problems will be sorted out. At the moment please avoid while the current issues are dealt with. Strongly not recommended.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We have driven through the university campus a couple of times so I have had a chance to admire the architecture and the way it's built on the side of the hill. It's well worth a visit, and I regret not going back there and have a stroll around on foot. The area is also quite safe.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

You can fall in love for this place I have done my college 40yrs ago but when I saw the campus I felt like joining the place again an d going to the class room again it was nice to see green campus very little students going around the place ius clean and breath takingly panoramic. one must go round... More 

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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I did my Undergraduate at UCT and I'm currently doing my Postgrad. I couldn't see myself going anywhere else but here. Did i say it was the best!?? 😊 Well it's because it is ranked number 1 university in Africa.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

The University of Cape Town is a wonderful educational institute. The campus is also amazingly beautiful.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Spending a semester here 20 years ago, each year I run the 2Oceans Marathon that ends here. So parking at the top, I walked down through the estate and again up afterwards on a trip down memory lane. Some of the recent political events sees some of the old statues covered in plastic now which was rather odd after all... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

The architecture of the buildings make it feel really nice and rustic with the bricks and the ivy creeping over in fall colors. Good views of the landscape and great free transportation by bus within the campus. I'm not a student but was glad to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

It has a spectacular view of Cape Town and is littered with beautiful buildings. But don't be fooled it is a University not necessarily a tourist attraction, so if you're looking for guided tours and cappuccino bats go somewhere else.

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

No I'm not a full time student I'm a Summer School mature or is that retired person. If you fit this description in any way, or even if you don't, Google this review's title. The selection of subjects is wide, the venue excellent and the organisation first class. I had to make all of my course booking from abroad, plus... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

UCT is a well-established, wide-ranging educational centre,with several specialised faculty buildings and event venues, including music and theatre at the Baxter. Check in at the visitors' office, if you need directions to your destination and convenient parking.

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