UNISA Headquarters


The University of South Africa, or UNISA as it is commonly known, is a distance education university with the main campus and headquarters in Pretoria. You cannot miss the gigantic, mind-blowingly ugly buildings.

With over 200 000 students enrolled, it is highly regarded and is one of the largest universities on the planet.

Founded in 1873, UNISA was initially an examining agency for Oxford and Cambridge universities as well as something of a ‘mother ship’ to other establishing universities in South Africa.

In 1946 it became a distance education university, offering certificate, diploma and degree courses up to doctoral level. It was able to remain interracial during the years of apartheid largely because it was a distance education university.

Famous students and professors include:
Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa
Desmond Tutu, South African cleric and political activist
Robert Mugabe, current president of Zimbabwe
Ahmed Kathrada, South African politician and anti-apartheid activist
Tokyo Sexwale, South African businessman and former politician, anti-apartheid activist, and political prisoner
Walter Battiss, South African abstract painter and creator of the quirky 'Fook Island' concept, UNISA Professor of Fine Art.

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*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

186 @ Ridge

Sleeps 3 Muckleneuk Self-catering in Muckleneuk
0.53km from UNISA Headquarters

Self-catering garden apartment located on the outskirts of the stately old suburb of Muckleneuk, wit...

from R750
1 night, 2 adults

Khanimambo Guest House

Sleeps 8 Muckleneuk Guest House in Muckleneuk
0.58km from UNISA Headquarters

Khanimambo Guest House strives to be an exclusive and luxurious accommodation service provider for l...

from R850
1 night, 2 adults

Muckleneuk Manor

Sleeps 12 Muckleneuk Guest House in Muckleneuk
0.60km from UNISA Headquarters

from R3000
1 night, 2 adults

Illyria House

Sleeps 24 Muckleneuk Boutique Hotel in Muckleneuk
0.71km from UNISA Headquarters

The new Illyria House comprises of 12 suites, six are luxury suites and six are classic suites. It i...

Tree Tops and Treats Guest House
from R630
1 night, 2 adults

Tree Tops and Treats Guest House

Sleeps 18 Muckleneuk Guest House in Muckleneuk
0.71km from UNISA Headquarters

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Muckleneuk Guest House

Sleeps 8 Muckleneuk Guest House in Muckleneuk
0.88km from UNISA Headquarters

Muckleneuk Guest House is a luxury 4-Star guest house situated in the leafy suburb of Muckleneuk in ...

from R680
1 night, 2 adults

Villa d' AnRe

Sleeps 11 Muckleneuk Guest House, Muckleneuk Self-catering in Muckleneuk
1.07km from UNISA Headquarters

Villa d' AnRe is a cosy bed and breakfast guest house, situated in the old quiet suburb or Muckleneu...

from R950
1 night, 2 adults

Waterhouse Guest Lodge - Bourke Street

Sleeps 32 Muckleneuk Self-catering in Muckleneuk
1.10km from UNISA Headquarters

Experience the art-of-living, combining modern luxuries and comforts with an artistic flair. Situat...

from R770
1 night, 2 adults

Manhattan Hotel

Sleeps 485 Pretoria Central Hotel in Pretoria Central
1.50km from UNISA Headquarters

Manhattan Hotel is located in Pretoria Central, close to the Pretoria Gautrain station. The aim at M...

from R18860
1 night, 2 adults

The Blue Train Route - Pretoria to Hoedspruit to Pretoria

Sleeps 78 Pretoria Central Train in Pretoria Central
1.53km from UNISA Headquarters

The Blue Train Route - Pretoria to Hoedspruit is a new route added to the iconic The Blue Train. The...

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