Awesome Student Deals for Members Only.

Get 10% OFF at Select Skipper Bar Stores!



SA’s 1st Student Discount App! Helping SA students save cash on all of their favourite brands, Varsity Vibe offers instant access to awesome (and exclusive) student deals for members only! Anyone can download the app and see the deals…BUT only a student can become a member and get the deals, we help SA students enjoy the perks of student life!

Get the Varsity Vibe App. Get exclusive deals. Join at here.

NOW, Varsity Vibe members get 10% OFF* Skipper Bar gear! Want to test it out? Download the Varsity Vibe app and create a Freemium membership to get 5% off at Skipper Bar!

Join Varsity Vibe today and #NeverPayFullPrice


*Discount applies to full-priced merchandise and cannot be used in conjunction with other promo/sale items. Deal excludes Converse.

What do I need to become a Varsity Vibe member?

You need to:

  • be a registered student in South Africa;
  • own an Apple or Android compatible phone/device; and
  • be able to pay the R200 membership fee
    (remember that’s a once off fee for the 12 month membership which equates to less then R17/month).

Our dedicated Varsity Vibe stores:

MaponyaShop 178 Maponya Mall, Old Chris Hani Rd, Klipspruit Ext 5, Soweto, Gauteng
Midrand 1Shop 47 The Boulders Shopping Centre, Old Pretoria Rd, Midrand, Gauteng
SouthgateShop U246 Southgate, Cnr Columbine & Rifle Range Rd, Mondeor, Gauteng
WestgateShop 120 Westgate Shopping Centre, Ondekkers Rd, Roodepoort, Gauteng
ThohoyandouShop 5A Mvusuludzo Mall, Tshanduka Str, Thohoyandou, Limpopo
Central ParkShop 151 A Central Park, Hanger Str, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State
NewtownShop 151 Newtown Junction, Carr Str, Newtown, Johannesburg CBD, Gauteng
Nelson Mandela DrShop 9A Mafikeng Mall, Cnr Nelson Mandela Dr & Carney Rd, Mahikeng, North West
RandburgShop 317 Randburg Square, Cnr Oak Rd & Centrum Ave, Sanlam Centre, Randburg, Gauteng
WelkomShop 63 Boitumelo Junction, Cnr A Phakathi Drive & Nkoane Street, Thabong (Welkom)
PotchefstroomShop 19 Riverwalk Shopping Centre, Cnr Mooirivier & Lombard Str, Potchefstroom
KroonstadShop 44 Cross Street, Kroonstad
MiddestadShop B12a, Middestad Mall, Cnr Wes Bruger & Charles Street, Bloemfontein
FourwaysShop NG 38, Fourways Mall, Fourways

In a nutshell:

  • Varsity Vibe has been operating for over 8 years now, predominantly in the Cape Town and Gauteng areas.
  • We organise loads of student deals with the coolest brands all over SA.
  • Student deals are available all year round (i.e. not once off).
  • Membership = R200 for 12 months from date of purchase (i.e. pay today, get deals for 1 year from today).
  • We developed an App (available on Google Play and Apple App stores) – Find deals near you, see what new deals are available and redeem deals by showing your completed “My Profile” screen at the till.
  • We are a team of dedicated, driven and fun individuals who are trying to make help SA students get more bang for their buck!

*Offer excludes converse, promotional items, sale items, gift cards or foundation and is valid instore only – excludes online. Skipper Bar employees may not participate in this promotion. Students must present either i) a valid Student ID together with their Ikeys/Wits Vibe card OR ii) a valid and completed “my profile” screen on the Varsity Vibe app (i.e. they have verified as well as paid for membership and have loaded their profile picture) to receive the deal/discount. Skipper Bar reserve the right to refuse any Student ID and/or Ikeys Vibe / Wits Vibe card and/or Varsity Vibe “my profile” App screen that it deems to be invalid or fraudulent.

Where it all began

Varsity Vibe originated at UCT in 2010 when we launched under the Ikeys Vibe banner. We formed a strategic partnership with the UCT rugby club and in our launch year, over 3000 students loved the Vibe and took advantage of our partners’ offers. Our numbers grew to over 4000 per year and expansion was next.

In 2014, we expanded to WITS in Johannesburg. We partnered with Wits Sport and Wits Vibe was launched with over 4000 students joining the Vibe each year.

Other students soon wanted in, so we created a national brand called Varsity Vibe accessible to all students studying in SA.

We developed SA’s 1st Student Discount App and here we are… offering any student in SA the chance to save massively by downloading our app and becoming a member of Varsity Vibe!