Campus and facilities
The campus on the hill
The hilltop campus of the USB is situated in Bellville,
about halfway between the Cape Town central business district and the
town of Stellenbosch – home of the USB's mother institution,
Directions to campus
Facilities, resources and services
- ICT facilities: Information and communication
technology facilities include wireless broadband internet access and a
campus-wide hotspot. Academic support is provided via the WebStudies
e-learning platform. Other ICT facilities include a purpose-built
classroom equipped with PCs and audiovisual equipment, various
workstations, a large computer laboratory, a Cyber Café with 24/7 online
facilities and network connections for private notebooks. Software
packages such as McGregors BFA Net, I-Net Bridge, Reuters and ISM are
available for educational and research purposes.
- Information centre (library):
The USB's information centre (USBI) provides access to printed and
online local and international publications, books, journals and
databases, including SA-e-Publications, Sabinet, Ebscohost, Gartner and
Emerald; as well as a repository of master's and doctoral theses. For
more information, call 021 918 4270/1/2/3.
- Career guidance: The USB Careers Office
provides career planning and development services, feedback on MBA
selection tests and leadership competencies, individual counselling to
define career interests and competencies, and web-based recruitment and
- Support services: Client and support services
are provided through various contact points: the Admissions Office,
Careers Office, Academic Administration and International Affairs
- Lecture theatres: The auditorium-style and flat-floor lecture theatres have the latest audiovisual equipment and computer network facilities.
- Business services: This includes e-mail, fax, phone, photocopying, printing, courier and related services.
- Accommodation and cafeterias: Bellvista Lodge
on the campus provides accommodation, a hotspot, internet access and a
restaurant. Two other cafeterias offer meals and refreshments. For
bookings and more information, call 021 918 4444 or go to www.bellvistalodge.co.za.
- Conference rooms and other venues: The campus
offers a range of lecture theatres (auditoriums and flat-floor rooms)
and break-away / discussion rooms for lectures, conferences, workshops
and other events. These venues are equipped with the latest audiovisual
equipment and IT network facilities. Venues for functions and meals
include the Bellvista Lodge Restaurant, the Winery and the Lapa. Full
catering services are available. For bookings and more information, call
021 918 4444 or go to www.bellvistalodge.co.za.
Exploring the surrounding areas
As a prime tourist destination, Cape Town and environs
offer world-famous attractions, a well-established financial and
business infrastructure, excellent medical facilities and a wide range
of sports, entertainment, shopping and recreational facilities.
- Close to the campus: The Tyger Valley
shopping centre and Willowbridge shopping centre; a Virgin Active gym
and the Vodacom Golf Village (driving range); the Tygerberg Nature
- Within a radius of 60 km: Cape Town
International Airport, the world-renowned Table Mountain, Cape Point,
Robben Island, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the Castle, the Cape
beaches, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and the Mother City itself.
- An hour's drive or more: The Western Cape
offers excellent opportunities for day-trips and weekend excursions.
Popular destinations include towns like Stellenbosch and Paarl which are
renowned for their cultural heritage, scenic beauty, winelands and
mountains. Other destinations include the West Coast, Cederberg,
Overberg and Breede River Valley.