Where To Study Hospitality In South Africa

Where To Study Hospitality In South Africa

Attaining a degree in Hospitality Management can lead to opportunities to travel the world and a variety of job prospects, such as becoming a Catering Assistant, Restaurant Manager, Executive Chef Hotel Receptionist, as well as Hotel Manager among many others. There are a number of public and private tertiary institutions in South Africa that offer courses in this field of study.


Studying Hospitality Management can lead to a career path that has a wide variety of job descriptions such as Catering Assistant, Restaurant Manager, Executive Chef Hotel Receptionist, as well as Hotel Manager. 

Because of the broad and vocational nature of the career prospects that come with pursuing this qualification, most tertiary institutions in the country offer it through a degree program such as a Bachelor of Hotel Management and BSc in Hospitality and Hotel Administration. While other institutions offer it through a Diploma in Hotel Management.

Public universities and Private Colleges that offer this qualification include:

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • University of Johannesburg
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Vaal University of Technology
  • Central University of Technology
  • University of Mpumalanga
  • Unisa
  • University of Pretoria

To learn more about these Universities and what they offer, click here.

  • The Aleit Academy in Academic Partnership with César Ritz Colleges Switzerland
  • Damelin College
  • IIE School of Hospitality & Service Management
  • International Hotel School

TVET Colleges offer Hospitality courses as well. With some of these, Matric is not required. Click here to view the TVET Colleges in South Africa.

Some of the job responsibilities and duties for someone who possesses a qualification in Hospitality Management include, establishing standards for customer service, supervising and overseeing staff members as well as checking supplies and equipment quantity and quality among others.

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