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University of Cape Town

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Address: Private Bag | Rondebosch, Cape Town Central 7701, South Africa
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Spent a semester studying here are part of my MA and had a great time. The administration is typically slow and ineffective, but once you've accepted that nothing will ever get... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 July 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Spent a semester studying here are part of my MA and had a great time. The administration is typically slow and ineffective, but once you've accepted that nothing will ever get done quickly or efficiently (or the first, second or third time you do it) then the campus is great, the student body interesting, politically engaged and hedonistic, and the... More 

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NEW DELHI
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240 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

We visited the Department of Humanities for some collaboration work. We were amazed with the university infra and the facilitied provided to the students. One of the best places to study in SA!

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Doha
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

UCT has lost its way, lost its reputation for quality ediucation. Also .... No parking for visitors. Absolutely none. Drive past and be sad that it is past its glory days

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Vail, Colorado
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

There is an important museum on the campus of the University of Cape Town -- the Heart Museum. In this building one can see the operating rooms, labs, offices, and a variety of other things connected with Dr. Christiaan Barnard who performed the first successful heart transplant in the world. Added information about the man and his work make this... More 

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Greyton, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

UCT continues to be in the top 100 universities in the world. Beautifully located on the slopes of a Devils Peak in the Table Mountain Range.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

As a student at uct myself, its an academic institution and unless you have a fondness of rude students and stairs, I would suggest you give it a miss. The buildings are beutiful, especially in the fall when the ivy turn red, but there's not much to do or see besides the exterior pf the main building. As an aspiring... More 

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Cape Town
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402 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

In my view an appreciation for this attraction depends on the eye of the beholder and the point of view why you visit. The university stands majestically across the foot hills of the table mountain. I have two teenage kids and their ambition is to go to UCT, some of this ambition is from visiting this establishment. Visiting on a... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Amazing architecture on this historic campus! Wish I was a student here - to have these views and Table Mountain in your backyard - WoW!

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London, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Having attended UCT for my Masters (2011-2013) I would not recommend it to tourists as the local public are hardly welcomed because of its lofty isolated position. There is a great view from outside of Jammie Hall but no decent cafes or restaurants on site and the library is not accessible to the public (or students who forget their student... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

I planned my trip to various parts of South AFRICA some time in advance, using TripAdvisor as a big source, I should have checked the comments that were made more recently. It is a nonsense to call this a Tourist Attraction. Dull, boring, a waste of time.

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