Pretoria and Johannesburg’s ongoing student accommodation shortage has provided valuable opportunities for buy-to-let investors. But the rush to snap up a prime piece of property near educational institutions has had a massively negative ripple effect on academics just trying to pave their future. While many privileged students can keep up with those sky-high rentals, the average South African student cannot.
Unaffordable Accommodation Rentals are Holding Students Back
South Africa has a problem: unaffordable housing rentals are holding academics back. Students should not have to spend the most important years of their lives worrying about how they will cover their rent or worry about being mugged near their accommodation on their way home. Not just significant, but university years are some of the best years of a person’s life. These are the years where undergraduates must sleep safely, study comfortably, create lifelong friendships, and have minimal stress.
Quality Accommodation is Just as Important as Earning a Degree
At Varsity Lodge, we understand the tough financial challenges that many scholars face today. As specialists in the provision of student accommodation across Gauteng, we believe that safe, quality accommodation is just as important as earning a degree. A year of financial difficulty, stress, concern over safety, lack of money for food, or even having to work over one job to finance living needs can be the difference between success and failure.
We Own and Manage Several Properties throughout Pretoria and Johannesburg
At Varsity Lodge, we ensure a living environment beneficial to each learner’s studies and to make lifelong friendships. We own and manage several properties throughout Pretoria and Johannesburg that are all fitted with modern interiors, spacious furnished rooms, communal dining areas, secure parking, cleaning and laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, and spacious entertainment areas with plush furniture and flat screens with satellite TV.
Safety is Foremost at Varsity Lodge
As parents ourselves, safety is very important to us. Fortunately, our properties are within walking distance to universities, restaurants, gym, yoga studios, malls, trendy cafes, and nightlife, cutting out the need for public transport. Our lodging sites have 24-hour security, fingerprint access, and CCTV cameras. Besides our living rules, we also expect each resident to follow curfews.
Whether you are studying at the University of Johannesburg, the University of Pretoria, UNISA, CSIR, or the Tshwane University of Technology, our fully furnished, high-security student accommodation properties are safe, clean, well-managed, and easy on the finances. Spaces are limited – apply early and secure your room today.