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UWC Campus Tour

Robert Sobukwe Road, Bellville, 7535

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is located in the Northern Suburbs of greater Cape Town – an area that is central to all facilities and amenities on the Cape Peninsula. UWC is home to more than 23 000 students who engage in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in our seven faculties. UWC houses thousands of students on campus and in private accommodation in the surrounding areas.

Our campus includes a nature reserve and the mountains of the Cape Peninsula and Stellenbosch afford beautiful landmarks to the east and west. The university is readily accessible by car, taxi, bus or train, and even has its own railway station, Unibell. Regional facilities, such as the Bellville central station and the Cape Town International Airport are a few minutes’ drive from the main campus.

The Western Cape region is a place of vibrant diversity, with a rich history as a cultural crossroads on the continent of Africa. UWC was placed beyond the edge of urban development in 1960. Out in the bush and sealed off from amenities, it was inhibited from being any kind of all political nuisance by an industrial barrier. The last barricade was the Transnet site in Robert Sobukwe Road. Ironically, UWC is now in the centre of the Cape Town metropolis.