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“Where young minds gets formed!”

University of Cape Town
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Where young minds gets formed!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Amazing architecture on this historic campus! Wish I was a student here - to have these views and Table Mountain in your backyard - WoW!

Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Definitely not much for tourists”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Having attended UCT for my Masters (2011-2013) I would not recommend it to tourists as the local public are hardly welcomed because of its lofty isolated position. There is a great view from outside of Jammie Hall but no decent cafes or restaurants on site and the library is not accessible to the public (or students who forget their student ID card!). It is also difficult for the physically challenged, elderly or disabled to move around on site because its across several levels, has many steps and stairs and steep slopes. Its also difficult to park on site as just about every student (except the poor who take shuttles) drive cars as does staff. If visitors to Cape Town really want to visit UCT they should probably check online for an event to which the public are eligible to visit.

Visited December 2013
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2 Thank Jenny B
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Aniclimax”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

I planned my trip to various parts of South AFRICA some time in advance, using TripAdvisor as a big source, I should have checked the comments that were made more recently. It is a nonsense to call this a Tourist Attraction. Dull, boring, a waste of time.

Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Cicely C
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Perth, Australia
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52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Universtity Adviser??”
Reviewed February 13, 2014

Decided to look at the Cape Town University as it is ranked 14th, when we arrived there was nothing worthy to see, it may be nice to study there as a student but not to visit as a tourist.

Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Paul S
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Hamburg, Germany
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20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“misleading Tripadvisor-rating”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

It is very irritating and misleading, when students rate their university in Tripadvisor as a tourist attraction.
This is Trip-Advisor and not Student-Advisor.
Rating your University high on Tripadvisor, just because you are student there, is like an insurance employee rating the headquater-building of his insurance company.
The university has NOTHING to offer to tourists, and has no meaning for sight seeing...I dont think its even supposed to enter the building as long as you are not a student.

Visited February 2014
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