The UCT English Language Centre offers a range of accommodation options for English language students in Cape Town. We have a student residence located 5 minutes' walk from the school, and homestay, hotels, bed and breakfasts, etc. can be arranged.

The New Student Residence

Choosing to study English abroad means not only picking the school that is going to be right for you and your needs, but also means having to make a decision about where you are going to stay while you study.

At the UCT English language Centre, we can assist you in your booking of accommodation.

The UCT English language Centre works with a private sector provider to offer student residence accommodation to our students. This residence – also known as ‘The Yellow House’ – is located in one of the oldest and most historic areas of Cape Town, and has amazing views over Cape Town, Lion’s Head and Table Mountain. You will be staying in the heart of one of the most popular tourist attractions in Cape Town, with picturesque, brightly painted terraced houses and a captivating and exotic ambience.

Some students prefer the idea of living with a host family where they feel they can properly benefit from being immersed in the English language as well as experiencing Cape Town from a local’s perspective. Host families are located throughout Cape Town, some being in apartment buildings and other’s in small or large houses. If you are interested in booking home stay accommodation, then please contact Catherine via email at for more information and prices. 

If you would like to book a hotel, bed and breakfast, hostels, or a flat, then contact us so that we can point you in the right direction and assist you in finding something to suit your budget and needs.