Located in the city centre, Durban University of Technology is a multi-campus University in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. With all of Durban Central’s shops, markets, concert halls and museums close by, it’s a popular area in which to spend a vacation.
There are five campuses to the Durban University of Technology, with two in the city of Pietermaritzburg. Home to over 27,000 students, it is one of only five technical universities to offer doctoral degrees. Academic faculties include Applied Sciences, Arts and Design, Engineering and the Built Environment and Health and Management Sciences. The university prides itself on the fact that most of its students gain a level of practical experience prior to completing their study. Visitors to the city campus can explore nearby Durban Botanical Gardens, the perfect place for tranquil reflection or a picnic underneath shady trees. Alternatively, venture to vibrant Markets of Warwick laden with stalls selling produce, spices, beaded jewellery and pottery. Visitors can soar high above the city at Moses Mabhida Stadium. From a height of 106 metres, the views of Durban Central, Golden Mile and the Indian Ocean are spectacular. Travellers staying close to Durban University of Technology will enjoy the wide range of eateries within walking distance. Dine in local curry houses or sample one of the harbourside eateries with a view of the beautiful sunset.
Walking from Durban Central to the Durban University of Technology takes just over 30 minutes. Those visiting by train or bus can disembark at Berea Train Station around a 15-minute walk from city campus. Driving is another good way to get around with signs to the university clear and easy to understand. There are also options to travel via taxi, minibus taxi or Uber.
The Durban University of Technology was formed as part of a merger between Technikon Natal and ML Sultan Technikon in 2002. Today, it provides South African and International students with an opportunity to study their chosen subjects without boundaries. The Durban campuses are close to the sights and sounds of the city centre. It’s the ideal place in which to stay for students and visitors looking to explore the university and Durban Central.