The UCT Gym is located on lower campus close to Graça Machel Hall women’s residence.

Membership is limited to UCT staff and students.

The gym is open throughout the year at these times:

  • Mondays to Fridays – 06:00 to 20:00
  • Weekends and public holidays – closed (New times to be confirmed with members)

We are currently exploring expanding the operating hours at the fitness centre. We will ensure the hours will be available to accommodate students during the upcoming examinations.

Full membership is R1000.00 per year.

Students can join using PeopleSoft by following the instructions below:

When logged into PeopleSoft, click on the Join Clubs & Societies tile. You must read the terms and conditions and click to indicate that you agree to the Ts&Cs.

Click on the hyperlink to access an indemnity form which will direct you to Vula. Download and sign the form and email it back to

Sports Admin will activate your student card to allow you access to the gym. Staff members who want to join the gym can email or phone the Sports and Recreation reception – Sports and Recreation reception is in the Sports Centre, open from 08:30 to 15:30 from Monday to Friday.

Fitness class

We are reimagining the offering of the fitness centre and are exploring offerings with industry partners being made available to students and members of staff. Watch this space for news and announcements in this regard.