Places to go, things to do

24 January 2019

Your UCT student card is your campus ID, library card and free bus pass for the Jammie Shuttle, and it gives you access to great discounts on a world of services, goods and entertainment.

On campus

Get your student card from Access Control Services in the basement of the Robert Leslie Social Sciences Building on upper campus – and take your ID with you! In addition to everything else, it gives you access to labs and other university facilities, lets you buy photocopying and printing credits, and gives you access to your res and lets you book meals.

Where's the party?

Long Street is one of the city’s hottest party spots. Take your student card to Fiction on Tuesdays for discounted cover charge and access to unlimited dancing. Call 021 422 0400.

When hunger grows, head to Beerhouse for its famous burger specials. Call 021 424 3370 or go to

Get active

Join a gym. The UCT Gym is open throughout the year from 06:00 to 21:00 from Monday to Friday, and from 08:00 to 19:00 on weekends. Get fit for just R650 per year for a full membership, or R300 annually for an off-peak membership (08:30 to 15:00). Call 021 650 3564 or go to

Limber up. Yoga Zone at the Lifestyle on Kloof Centre in Gardens offers students unlimited yoga for R625 per month (save R170) or R1 820 for three months (save R400). Their introductory special offers unlimited classes for two weeks for just R195. Call 021 421 8136 or go to

Take in a little culture

Learn about our heritage at Iziko Museums. Present your student card and you’ll get half-price admission to the National Gallery, Planetarium, Digital Dome, Slave Lodge and many more. Call 021 481 3800 or go to

Budget at the Baxter. A lot of productions on at UCT’s Baxter Theatre Centre offer student discounts. Call the bookings office to find out what’s showing when, and remember to present your student card when buying tickets. Call 021 685 7880 or 0861 915 8000 (bookings), or go to

For the love of art. With your student card you’ll get free entry to the Irma Stern Museum, which houses a collection of the late Irma Stern’s work, as well as regular exhibitions of  contemporary artists. Call 021 685 5686 or go to

R10 off movie tickets. The Labia Theatre on Orange Street in Gardens is the oldest independent art cinema in South Africa. Students get R10 off the price of tickets. Call 021 424 5929 or go to

Go shopping

Gear up for the outdoors with 5% off. If you need camping gear, practical clothing or anything related to outdoor fun, Cape Union Mart is a good place to start. Students qualify for 5% discount (excluding watches and electronic devices) when you show your student card. Call 021 555 4692 or go to

Student rates on photographic materials and services. Whether you need printing, framing, mounting, scanning, digitising or any other photography-related service, Orms Printroom can help. Download the student rates card for details. Call 021 465 3573 or go to

Enjoy nature

Have a blooming good time at Kirstenbosch. Show your student card to pay just R40 (the normal price is R70) to picnic under the trees at Africa’s most beautiful garden. And take in the sights from the Boomslang canopy walkway while you’re there! Call 021 799 8782 or go to

Half-price Table Mountain trips on Fridays. You’ll pay just R71 (one way) or R131 (return) on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway on Fridays and you get to ride free of charge on your birthday! Call 021 424 0015 or go to

Time to chill

Take a trip. Airlines and travel agents regularly offer great discounts if you have a student card, some as high as 50% off! Do your homework and google up a storm before you book your tickets.

10% off your meal. Da Vinci’s on Kloof is known for its thin-based pizzas, burgers and other hearty fare. Students get 10% off their meals any day (sit-down only). Call 021 424 7504 or go to

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