Getting around

09 February 2022
Getting around
Photo Lerato Maduna.

Campus is huge and Cape Town is too, but there are a few ways to get around town.

  1. Take a walk – Strolling around campus is the easiest way to get around – it’s convenient and saves time. But always walk in groups, especially after dark.
  2. Saddle up – Everyone needs a bit of exercise, so saddle up to get around. There are designated cycle lanes on campus and a couple in and around the city too.
  3. Two-wheel drive – Yes, scooters and motorbikes are allowed, but get your black parking disc from traffic admin on upper campus first.
  4. Call a cab – Cape Town’s inundated with cab services on call 24/7, so why not use a cab to get around?
  5. Taxi time – They’re cheap and operate on most major routes in and out of the city. Signal the direction you’d like to take, and you’ll be in the taxi and on your way.
  6. The UCT Shuttle – The UCT Shuttle buses are free for students and will transport you between campuses and other parts of the city seven days a week. Visit the student website for up-to-date route maps and timetables.
  7. City hopping – The MyCiTi bus makes trekking around Cape Town convenient. It connects with the UCT Shuttle at the Gardens station in Buitenkant Street and commutes to several areas around Cape Town. Get your MyConnect card at MyCiTi station kiosks and participating retailers.
  8. The bus for us – Golden Arrow buses serve hundreds of city routes and are accessible from the UCT Shuttle stops in Claremont and Mowbray. Visit the Golden Arrow website for timetables and rates.
  9. Take the train – Metrorail’s Southern Line stops at Mowbray, Observatory, Rosebank and Rondebosch railway stations. Trains are not always on time, so visit Metrorail for timetables and fares.
  10. Gear up – First-years are not allowed to bring cars onto campus, but you can park at Rhodes Memorial if you have a parking disc, available from traffic admin on upper campus.

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