The UCT English Language Centre student accommodation offers students a wide range of options.

Student Residence

For independent living, you can choose to stay at one of our student residences, with other students from all over the world. The English Language Centre student residence is located 5 minutes’ walk for the school in the bustling heart of Cape Town. All rooms have a private en-suite bathroom, and many command stunning views of Table Mountain or Signal Hill. Shared kitchen and common room areas, such as the social room with pool table, TV and couches, are also provided. Rooms are available in large or standard size, and large rooms include a fridge and television. The residence has free WiFi, laundry service and fingerprint ID security system. The student residence also organizes weekly social programme activities which enable students to meet others and explore the city. 


Staying in a homestay – sharing a house with a local family, couple or single person – means you have the chance to practice the English you learn at school in a real life environment, and gain an insight into South African life at the same time. Living like a local, you will be fully immersed into family life and have ample opportunity to speak English.

Homestay accommodation is provided through our affiliate partner and must be booked separately.  If you wish to book homestay accommodation please contact

Hotels and Guesthouses

If you would rather opt for one of the many hotels and guesthouses near the school, we can offer some guidance. There is a wide range of options available in the city and surrounding areas of all price brackets. 

Student Residence