Where you can use your student card
The card that opens Doors !
one really great benefit of having a student card is that there are plenty of places in the city that offer discounts to anybody carrying one.
Your UCT student card quite literally opens doors. It’s programmed to allow you to access the library, photocopying facilities and certain academic buildings on campus. Cards are issued at the Card Production Centre in the basement level of the Robert Leslie Social Sciences Building from 08:00 to 16:00.
ride up table Mountain
The cableway up Table Mountain is a must-do Cape Town experience. On Fridays you pay only R130 return or R70 one way if you have a student card. If you’re a South African, you can get a free ride on your birthday.
ContACt 021 424 0015, tablemountain.net
spend time in the garden
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, off Rhodes Drive in Newlands, is a beautiful place. You can picnic on the rolling lawns, explore the Boomslang canopy walkway or just go for a stroll through the indigenous gardens. Summer
sunset concerts run all the way through to early April. Student entry is R30 but you pay extra for the concerts.
ContACt 021 799 8782, sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch
treat yourself to a show
The Baxter Theatre complex is part of UCT’s DNA. It offers performances ranging from dance and music to comedy and serious theatre.
The Little Theatre and the Arena Theatre showcase a wide variety of student and professional productions.
Jump around at rush sA
If you haven’t been to this awesome trampoline park. Rally the troops and have a dodgeball tournament or battle a friend on the battle beam. Students pay R95 for a one-hour jump session
(excluding your Rush jump socks for R25 a pair). If it’s your birthday, you get a free jump session.
ContACt 021 683 3841, email@example.com
Get your prints done
Orms, the one-stop photography shop, is located in Roeland Square in central Cape Town. They offer a special service for photography students who need to prepare works for their exhibitions. They also have a discounted rates card that you can download from their website.
ContACt 021 465 3573, ormsdirect.co.za
The Sport Science Institute of South Africa, located in Boundary Road, Newlands, offers discounted membership to students. Also, don’t forget the UCT gym on middle campus where you pay only R500 a year for membership and R300 for an off-peak membership (08:30 to 15:00).
ContACt sports science 021 659 5600, ssisa.com; uCt gym 021 650 3564, uct.ac.za/students/recreation/ tness_ centres/uctgym
Get with the vibe
For discounts from Factorie, Superga, WeFix, Kauai, Typo, Puma and many more, sign up for the Ikeys Vibe student discount card. Membership for Ikeys Vibe, the social wing of the UCT Rugby Club, costs R545 for the year. You also get a varsity cup vest/shirt and free entry to all Ikey Tigers games.
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