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Rhodes University Student Accommodation Options

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If you've already applied to study at Rhodes and now you have to sort out your accommodation for when you start studying, look no further. Here are some options available to you. 

It's been proven that students having their accommodation sorted for when they are pursuing their studies contributes to better academic performance. So, get planning and let us help you out a little bit.

On-Campus Residences Available

Miriam Makeba Hall

Miriam Makeba Hall consists of Chris Hani, Piet Retief, Thomas Pringle and Walker. This is the first side of the “Hill” and has two women’s houses and one men’s house.

Mandela Hall

Mandela consists of Stanley Kidd, Adelaide Tambo, Guy Butler and Helen Joseph. The Nelson Mandela Hall is the youngest Hall on campus comprising of both men’s and women’s houses. The modern facilities, set in awesomely landscaped gardens, combined with the energetic and young wardening team, make Nelson Mandela Hall a great place to be.

Jan Smuts Hall

Smuts consists of Adamson, Atherstone, Robert Sobukwe House, and New. A scenic stream runs through the grounds of this Hall for men and women. Its ample lawns and trees are ideal for informal games and quiet relaxation. Found in an ideal setting near the tennis courts, squash courts and the swimming pool of Rhodes campus.

Lillian Ngoyi Hall

Lilian Ngoyi consists of Centenary, Ruth First, Joe Slovo and Victoria Mxenge. Lilian Ngoyi Hall is a relatively new Hall on campus and was constituted in 2009. Being a new Hall, we are making use of the unique opportunity to develop our own ethos, atmosphere and traditions. Founded on the principles of strength, love and courage, we pledge to infuse a spirit of engagement, responsibility and service in our community.

Courtenay-Latimer Hall

Courtenay-Latimer consists of Beit, Jameson and Oriel. Located in the heart of campus, Courtenay-Latimer Hall is the home of a vibrant group of young women. Living in Courtenay-Latimer Hall is an experience;one that ensures that one becomes part of a special group of well educated, dynamic, fun loving women.

Kimberley Hall

Kimberley West consists of Cullen Bowles, De Beers, Rosa Parks and Goldfields. This hall comprises four residences on the second side of the “Hill”.

Allan Webb Hall

Allan Webb consists of Canterbury, Canterbury Annex, Salisbury, Truro and Winchester.The smallest hall on campus situated in the beautiful and historic grounds of St.Peter’s. It has four residences for men and women, built at the turn of the century, named after British cathedral cities.

St Mary Hall

St Mary consists of John Kotze, Lilian Britten, Olive Schreiner and Phelps. The Hall comprises four residences attractively grouped around a central Dining Hall in lovely gardens. The Hall caters for both undergraduate and postgraduate female students. Use this Google map to help you find your way around town and campus: Rhodes & surrounds.

Hobson Hall

Hobson consists of Dingemans, Hobson, Livingstone and Milner. This hall for women combines both an old and new residence style. Hobson Hall is situated among lawns, plane trees and a lovely braai area. It holds academic attainment in high regard.

Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu Hall consists of Amina Cachalia House, Ellen Kuzwayo House, Margaret Smith House and the only male residence, Cullen Bowles House. This hall was formally know as Hill Top Hall.

Drostdy Hall

Drostdy Hall consists of Allan Gray, Celeste, Graham, and Prince Alfred. Drostdy Hall has the best geographic situation on campus as it is close to the heart of campus but is also very close to the town. It has both men’s and women’s houses.

Founders Hall

Founders consists of Botha, College, Cory and Matthews. The Hall is centrally situated on campus and is the oldest Hall on campus for men. Many of the traditional hall activities are still maintained over successive generations.

Hilltop Hall

Hilltop Hall is the newest Hall on campus. Two of the residences within Hilltop Hall were built in 2017 and opened for students to reside in 2018. Hilltop Hall shares the Kimberley Dining Hall with 3 other Halls namely Desmond Tutu, Kimberley and Miriam Makeba Halls.

Off-Campus Accommodation Options

Worcester Mews

Easy walking distance from Rhodes and private schools and has everything that you need. This popular complex is set in park like grounds which encourages plenty of outdoor living within.

More options:

  • Allen Place
  • Aquitaine Way
  • 6A Croft Street
  • Doves-on-Huntley
  • Ellenor Court
  • One on Luke
  • Three on Luke
  • 3rd on Milner
  • Mandalay-off-High
  • New Holland
  • Somerset Corner
  • Summer Place
  • The Greens
  • The Hub
  • Tintagel

For other off-campus options recommended by Rhodes University, click here. 

DigsConnect is also a good avenue for students to take when they are searching for accommodation. They make finding accommodation easier for students as their website is tailored for students. Read our article on DigsConnect here to get more information. 

There are also always options such as Gumtree, Junkmail ads, property websites and Facebook where advertisements for property can be found.

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