University of Cape Town Location
UCT has four campuses — Groote Schuur Campus in Rondebosch, Medical Campus in Observatory, Hiddingh Campus in the city, and the Breakwater Campus at Cape Town’s Waterfront, where the Graduate School of Business is located. The Groote Schuur Campus is divided into three parts: Upper Campus, Middle Campus and Lower Campus.
Click on the image to the left for a map of the main campuses with directions to Hiddingh and Breakwater Campuses via the N2.
Directions to Upper Campus from Cape Town
The University of Cape Town’s Groote Schuur Campus is situated on the slopes of Devil’s Peak in the suburb of Rondebosch. To reach the upper campus from the city, drive along De Waal Drive or Eastern Boulevard, passing Groote Schuur Hospital on the way.
Just past the hospital the road forks. Take the right-hand fork (M3 to Muizenberg).
Just beyond Mostert’s Mill (windmill) on your left, take the Woolsack Drive/University of Cape Town turn-off (Exit 7 Rosebank – M89)
Turn right at the traffic lights on Woolsack Drive and go under the bridge and round a hairpin bend to the northern entrance of the campus.
Please check in at the Visitors’ Reception and Information Office opposite the Sports Centre, where directions, campus maps and temporary visitors’ parking permits may be obtained.
From the southern suburbs the approach is along Rhodes Drive, where the southern entrance to the campus is clearly signposted from the left lane. There is no information office at this entrance – you may continue on Rhodes Drive past the university to the turn-off to the northern entrance, which will give access to the Information Office as described above.
Directions to Middle Campus from Cape Town
To reach this campus from the city, proceed as described above but continue straight at the traffic lights, onto a brick-paved road.
From the southern suburbs the approach is along Rhodes Drive. To reach the middle campus, take the northern entrance turn-off but continue left, underneath the bridge, and turn right at the traffic lights onto the brick-paved road.
Directions to Lower Campus from Cape Town
To reach this campus from the city, proceed as described above but turn left at the traffic lights on Woolsack Drive. Continue down Woolsack Drive until you see the UCT turn-off to your left (clearly marked on the road and also clearly signposted.), which will take you directly on to the campus with the main Jammie Shuttle terminus to your left and the Baxter Theatre Centre to your right.
Directions to UCT from Cape Town International Airport
To reach the university from the airport, proceed on the N2 towards Cape Town and take the Muizenberg (M3) off-ramp. Continue until you reach and turn off at the Woolsack Drive/University of Cape Town off-ramp. See map.
Then proceed to the various campuses as described above.
Directions to UCT Private Academic Hospital
From the city
From Eastern Boulevard, take the Hospital exit to Main Road, Observatory. Pass the main Groote Schuur Hospital entrance and first set of traffic lights. Turn right at the second set of traffic lights into Anzio Road (landmark: St Peter’s Square shopping centre). Go past UCT Health Sciences faculty on the left until you reach the top of Anzio Road, then turn right at UCT Hospital Main Entrance signboard into the parking area. Follow blue/yellow signs to the first floor.
From the Northern Suburbs
From the N1, take the M5 and then the turn-off onto the N2 towards the city. Take Mowbray Main Road exit, and turn right into Main Road. Turn left at the third set of traffic lights into Anzio Road (landmark: St Peter’s Square shopping centre). Go past UCT Health Sciences faculty on the left until you reach the top of Anzio Road, then turn right at UCT Hospital Main Entrance signboard into the parking area. Follow blue/yellow signs to the first floor.
From the Southern Suburbs
From the M3, take the Airport/Hospital (N2) exit. Continue in the direction of Groote Schuur hospital. Cross directly over Anzio Road into the parking area of UCT Hospital main entrance. Follow the blue/yellow signage to the first floor (Please note: there is no access from De Waal Drive).