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 R720* 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

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

Alcazaba Lodges
1.9 km

From R750* Unit

For the discerning guest who wants quality, cleanliness and a personal touch, Alcazaba Lodges offers a variety of accommodation, Bachelor, Couples or Family suites with no compromise in taste and serv... More Info

Lucky Bean Guest House
2.1 km

From R421 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

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

The Reef Hotel
2.2 km

From R725 PPS

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The Reef Hotel is located in the Financial District Johannesburg and with views of an ever-bustling city, this is a well-appointed, modern 4* Johannesburg hotel. The hotel is situated close to all maj... More Info

Sunnyside Park Hotel
2.2 km

From R760 PPS

  • ****

Built in 1895, the charming Victorian-style Sunnyside Park Hotel in Parktown is set in picturesque gardens and has been declared a national monument. The hotel is centrally located providing the bu... More Info

Nomndeni de la Changuion
2.4 km

From R325 PPS

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If you are looking for an elegant gay friendly Guest House in Johannesburg, then Nomndeni de la Changuion offers you the perfect solution for your long or short term holiday or business stay. Conv... More Info

Faircity Mapungubwe
2.4 km


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From R733 PPS

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The Johannesburg inner city is abuzz with business travellers from around South Africa as well as abroad. Faircity Mapungubwe offers busy business travellers and leisure guests alike, the opportunity ... More Info

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Oscar & Michelle Cottages
2.5 km


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From R700 PPS

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The Space Stylish and spacious self-catering cottage accommodation set in private outdoor areas available for your work or holiday stay in the leafy suburb of Parkview, in the heart of Johannesburg... More Info

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Braamfontein Reviews

Too much noise
- Eddy Mmekwa

Too much noise next to The Bannister hotel
- Sithembile Ndlela

Very comfortable place. The shops, streets and the people are nice and I'll encourage any person to visit Braamfontein.
- Mrs M. Henning