Accommodation near The University of the Witwatersrand

The University of the Witwatersrand (often referred to simply as Wits) is a public university in Johannesburg. It is spread across multiple campuses in the Northern Suburbs and, like many of the institutions in Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand in general, the university has its roots in the mining industry.

It first came into existence in 1896 (making it the 3rd oldest university in South Africa, after UCT and Stellenbosch), incarnated as the South African School of Mines and was located in Kimberley, in the Northern Cape. Over the years it went through various name changes, accompanied each time by a change of focus, from school to technical college and finally, in 1922, university, when it was renamed the University of the Witwatersrand, a name which has finally stuck.

The university's alumni include Nobel Laureates such as Nadine Gordimer and South Africa's favourite human icon, Nelson Mandela. It's current student population reaches nearly 28 000, with the majority engaged in undergraduate studies across the 5 faculties, which include the Faculties of Commerce, Law and Management, Engineering and the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities and Science, each of which acts as an umbrella for numerous fields.

Wits owns and manages numerous sites of cultural and scientific significance. Among them are the Cradle of Humankind at Sterkfontein, various museums, important rock art artefacts, the Wits Theatre, the Wits Art Museum and the Johannesburg Planetarium, which was the first of its kind in Africa.

The University of the Witwatersrand is among the top universities in Africa and is a respected public research institution.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
The Bannister Hotel
0.5 km

From R545* unit


The Bannister Hotel (formerly the Metro Hotel) is a luxury budget hotel with 43 en-suite rooms and 20 smaller rooms with communal bathrooms. Beds of a 5 Star quality ensure a good nights sleep! The d... More Info

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The Devonshire
0.5 km

From R550 pps

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This elegant Johannesburg landmark dates back to the 1930's and it is strategically located in Johannesburg's vibrant business and academic district. The hotel offers a warm and inviting experience an... More Info

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Hotel QSL ON 44
1.3 km

From R650 pps


The rough finishes and singular styles have been retained, creating a raw, corporeal charm, complemented by an inconceivably high level of luxury. Guests will be won over by the sheer boldness of the ... More Info

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Bamboo Cottage
1.4 km

From R720 pps

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Japanese/ African Inspired apartment -centrally located in a serene setting. This incredible Architect-designed home was built with traditional Japanese Tea House principles. It is built on stilts aro... More Info

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1402 The Franklin
1.5 km

From R425 pps


1402 The Franklin, offers exquisite living in Johannesburg's financial and cultural hub and is surrounded by the finest theatres, restaurants, nightlife and corporate head offices - making it the prem... More Info

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The Orient Hotel
1.7 km

From R650* unit


The Orient Executive Apartments are ideally located, in the heart of the JHB CBD and surrounded by numerous restaurant's offering both local and foreign cuisine. The Orient is just a stones throw awa... More Info

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Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments
2 km

From R1050 pps

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Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments is situated in the hub of the financial and business district of the Johannesburg inner city. It is conveniently positioned on Marshall, Anderson & Ferreira Streets and is... More Info

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Lucky Bean Guest House
2.1 km

From R520 pps


Owned and managed by the owners of Melville’s renowned Lucky Bean, the restaurant formerly known as Soulsa, exceptional hospitality and accommodation is assured. ... More Info

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Auckland Park Manor
2.2 km

From R300 pps


Auckland Park Manor is a cosy and quaint b and b. Located near SABC, UJ, WITS, ABSA call centre, Times Media, AFDA, Academy of Sound Engineering, Bernina, Netcare, Garden city hospital, Milpark hosp... More Info

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The Purple View
2.2 km

From R350 pps

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This Quirky guest house is located in the artistic town of Melville, close to Rosebank and Johannesburg CBD as well as various varsities and hospitals. Local attractions include 27boxes, Rosebank craf... More Info

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