Student Accommodation

The Baobab
Student Accommodation

Who Are We?

The Baobab is an accommodation provider in Cape Town, South Africa. We specialise in student and intern accommodation through the year. We operate in Observatory, Salt River and Mowbray - suburbs noted for their large student population.

We provide comfortable, affordable and quality accommodation that is ideally located, close to the public transport network (walking distance to the train stations, buses, taxis and university shuttles) and shops. Whether you need transport, groceries, take-out food, pubs, restaurants – it’s all a short walk away from a Baobab property.

The Baobab Student Accomodation welcomes all! We are LGBTQIA-friendly and a Transgender safe space.

NSFAS Accredited

Prices range from R3 500 to R5 800 per person depending on where and what you book.

The Baobab has been a University of Cape Town (UCT) accredited student accommodation provider since 2012. As such, we are also accredited for UCT NSFAS students and have accommodated many over the years.

100% Black woman owned

The Baobab is a 100% Black woman owned and managed BBBEE Level 1 compliant student accommodation business in Cape Town.


If you are a corporate or an institution, in addition to providing your students with high quality accommodation, you will also benefit from preferential procurement credits earned when you book with us.

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100% black and women owned

Explore your surroundings

THE BAOBAB'S HOLIDAY GUIDE TO CAPE TOWN: Take a peak at what you can experience while staying at the Baobab! We are close to transport facilities, making it easy for you to go just about anywhere. Download our brochure to see everything Cape Town has to offer.

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