Trips and Activities

Cape Town is full of great places to see and things to do. So not only do we have expert teachers teaching English, we also have a dedicated Social Programme Coordinator, Aaliyah, who schedules a number of trips and activities every week – some of the most popular are listed below. Each week, Aaliyah puts the scheduled activities up on the social programme board where students can sign up to attend. If students have ideas, or if there is anything they think we should be doing and places we should be going, we encourage them to talk to us and let us know so we can make sure they make the most of their stay in Cape Town.
As well as our regular trips, we also arrange visits to sporting and social events like football matches, horse races, concerts and music festivals, museums, theatres, art exhibitions and many more!

  • City Tour Every Monday – a must for new students!

    Get orientated in Cape Town and see the sights of the ‘Mother City’. Learn the history of the city, what to see, and where to go.

  • Table Mountain

    Take the cable car – or for the fit and brave, hike- to the top of this iconic mountain and get a 360 degree view the city spread out below you.

  • Robben Island

    A guided tour of the famous island jail, including a visit to Nelson Mandela’s prison cell.

  • Township Tour

    Discover South African history and what the effects of apartheid had on its people, and learn a few words of the local African language, to help you interact with the local community. End the day with drinks at the local bar.

  • Surfing in Muizenberg

    Learn how to catch waves on the perfect beach for beginners.

  • Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope (full day)

    A wonderful journey to visit Cape Point, the legendary meeting place of two great oceans at the tip of Africa.

  • Wine Tour (full day)

    The tour will take you through the historical and majestic towns of Stellenbosch and Franschoek, where you’ll travel through the vineyards and visit some of the best wineries in the world.

UCT Clubs and Societies

As a UCT student you will be eligible for membership of a range of clubs and student societies, where you can pursue your personal interests and meet other students studying at the University. There are over a hundred student societies and forty sports clubs to choose from – here are just a few:

Student SocietiesStudent Societies
Film SocietySurfing
Ballroom and Latin DancingArchery
Wine and Cultural SocietyFootball
Hip Hop ClubWater-skiing and Wakeboarding
Photography SocietyUltimate Frisbee
Space and Astronomy SocietyCapoeira
Chess ClubVolleyball
History and Current Affairs SocietyCycling
Yoga SocietyTaekwondo
DJ Production SocietyBasketball

*Unfortunately, some clubs do not run during the University vacation between November and January.

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