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Main Campus

Location: Robert Sobukwe Road, Bellville 7535

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is located in the Northern Suburbs of greater Cape Town – an area that is central to all facilities and amenities on the Cape Peninsula. UWC is home to more than 23 000 students who engage in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in our seven faculties. UWC houses thousands of students on campus and in private accommodation in the surrounding areas.

Our campus includes a nature reserve and the mountains of the Cape Peninsula and Stellenbosch afford beautiful landmarks to the east and west. The university is readily accessible by car, taxi, bus or train, and even has its own railway station, Unibell. Regional facilities, such as the Bellville central station and the Cape Town International Airport are a few minutes’ drive from the main campus.

The Western Cape region is a place of vibrant diversity, with a rich history as a cultural crossroads on the continent of Africa. UWC was placed beyond the edge of urban development in 1960. Out in the bush and sealed off from amenities, it was inhibited from being any kind of all political nuisance by an industrial barrier. The last barricade was the Transnet site in Robert Sobukwe Road. Ironically, UWC is now in the centre of the Cape Town metropolis.

Main Campus Virtual Tour

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Location: 14 Blanckenberg Street, Bellville 7530

The Faculty of Community and Health Sciences building in the Bellville central business district (CBD) has multiple seminar rooms, tutorial rooms and classrooms, dedicated staff areas and parking. It is about 4.5 kilometre from the main campus and there are shuttles operating between the two campuses.

CHS Building Video Tour

CHS Building Directions

The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of the Western Cape is a world-class oral health institution, committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research. The faculty is spread across two campuses, the Tygerberg campus at Tygerberg Hospital and the Mitchell's Plain campus at Melomed Private Hospital, Mitchell's Plain. Both campuses are accessible by public transport, the Tygerberg campus by taxi and bus and the Mitchell's Plain campus by train, bus and taxi. 

Tygerberg location: Tygerberg Hospital, Francie van Zijl Drive, Bellville 7505

The Tygerberg campus is situated in Parow Valley. It is 25 kilometres from the Cape Town city centre and approximately eight kilometres from the UWC main campus. 

Mitchell's Plain location: Melomed Mitchells Plain Private Hospital, Fourth Avenue, Mitchell's Plain 7785

The Mitchell's Plain campus is situated approximately 20 kilometres from the main campus, at the Melomed Private Hospital in the residential suburb of Mitchell's Plain. The university owns two and a half floors of the medical centre in the heart of Mitchell's Plain Town Centre.

The University of Western Cape's Campus Protection Services department (CPS) creates a safe and secure environment on campus by enforcing laws, policies, guidelines, protecting UWC information and actively preventing crime. The department’s mission is to protect the University through professional security services and through leadership of community partnerships while fostering the educational mission of the University. 

We kindly request all members of the University community to be security conscious and proactively report criminal or suspicious behaviour on campus. Our 24 Hour Emergency Line is 021 959 2100 (extension 2100). State your name, extension number, nature of crisis, location and always ask the name of the person who takes the call.

The CPS Security Plan consists of three Ds: 



  • Security Operations
  • Crime Investigations
  • Dignitary Protection
  • Event Security
  • Traffic Services
  • Access Control and CCTV Monitoring
  • Asset Declaration

Contact details

(For all emergencies relating to Security - Fire - Medical - Safety call 021 959 2100)

24 Hour Emergency Line: 021 959 2100
Reception Desk: 021 959 3777

For more information, please contact:

Clint Prins
Risk and Compliance Liaison Officer 
Office Number: 021 959 3696