Accommodation near Vaal University of Technology

The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) is one of the largest of its kind in South Africa. Its main campus is located in southern Gauteng, Vanderbijlpark to be precise, one of the major industrial towns of the area. The university is located close to a belt of petrochemical, telecommunications and engineering businesses among others, in other words, appropriately positioned near some dynamic and interesting technological developments.

The institution was established in 1966 as The College for Advanced Technical Education. It has been renamed a number of times since then and had numerous renovations to get it where it is today. In 2004, during the transformation of the higher education sector in South Africa, it acquired the name it has today, and while the main campus is still Vanderbijlpark, there are satellite campuses of VUT in Secunda, Kempton Park and Upington in the Northern Cape.

The Vaal University of Technology enrols approximately 21 000 students every year, a far cry from the 189 who first studied there in 1966! There are over 300 staff members who teach students, mainly in English, across the university's 4 faculties. Applied and Computer Science, Engineering and Technology, Humanities, and Management Sciences are the VUT faculties and between them roughly 300 programs are offered to students.

Another of the university's claims to fame is that it is one of the largest residential universities in South Africa and believe it or not, there is a lot more to it than strict academics. While there are excellent facilities like laboratories, auditoriums and lecture halls which facilitate learning and research there is also an important emphasis put on arts, culture, sport and other recreational activities so that students are promised an well-rounded university experience.

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Africa Guest House
1 km

From R360 pps


Africa Guesthouse is situated 1 hour south of Johannesburg and Oliver Tambo International Airport, and an hour and a half away from Pretoria. Luxury rooms with tv, fridges, microwave, coffee or tea... More Info

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The Guesthouse
2.5 km

From R600* unit


Our guest house has 7 self-catering log cabins. Each one private and on its own. They are all en-suite with ether a bath or a shower. Each cabin has its own fully fitted kitchen and the bedroom is fit... More Info

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Allegro Guest House Self Catering
2.8 km

From R345 pps


The comfortable Allegro Guest House, is situated in the quiet suburb SE2 in Vanderbijlpark, close to the Emerald Casino, The North West University, The Vaal University of Technology and the Vaal rive... More Info

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Invite Guest House
2.8 km

From R340 pps


Invite Guest House is situated in a very quiet neighbourhood of Vanderbijlpark. It is surrounded by various shopping centres and restaurants. The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) and North W... More Info

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Dezo Guest Lodge
2.9 km

From R425 pps


Dezo guest lodge is situated in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa. The house was built in 2004 and new guest rooms were added in 2007. Although we specialize in corporate groups you are welcome to... More Info

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Little Eden Guest Lodge
2.9 km

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From R395 pps


Feel at home with our international hospitality in the South-West Suburbs of Vanderbijlpark, +/- 1.5km from the Vaal River, Emerald Casino, University, Technikon, etc. (See list on left). Little Ede... More Info

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Aark Guest Lodge
3.5 km

From R995 pps


Come and relax after a hard days work at Aark Guest Lodge. Breakfast is included with the price. Dinner is also available on request with an additional fee. All rooms are equipped with double be... More Info

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House and Heart
3.5 km

From R632* unit


House and Heart guest house is an executive owner run guest house grandly situated in a beautiful suburb in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng Province. The guest house offers the discerning traveller a luxuriou... More Info

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At Olive Guest House
3.6 km

From R360 pps


At Olive Guest House is situated in a tranquil and secure environment, close to the North West University and the Vaal University of Technology, Emerald Casino Resort, Virgin Active Gym, Emfuleni Golf... More Info

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Pomegranate Bed and Breakfast
3.6 km

From R345 pps


The Pomegranate bed and breakfast facility in Vanderbijlpark offers the very best value and accommodation for the discerning traveler... business and leisure. The comfortable Pomegranate B&B is sit... More Info

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Vanderbijlpark Reviews

Vanderbijlpark
I only visited Emerald which was the main purpose of the short visit which I can say was great and great value for money. I loved that the Guesthouse was so close.
- Amaani Hendricks

Vanderbijlpark
We enjoyed Vanderbijlpark, the only thing that bothered me was that some of the street names were missing or not readable and we struggled to get to the guest house, otherwise lovely!
- Roselle Jacobs

Vanderbijlpark
As far as we can see is that part of Vanderbijlpark is very classy and peaceful. We enjoyed the quiet traffic, and we reached our destination in no time.
- Heleen Haasbroek

Vanderbijlpark
I was surprised at the activities all around, the place has so much to offer. I enjoyed the Emerald Resort and the Stonehaven boat cruise. I am definitely coming back again.
- Koki Bantobetse

Vanderbijlpark
The place is very hot and dry, takes time to get used to. Loved the fact that they have enough malls.
- Zama Sishi