Located in the suburb of Scottsville in the Msunduzi Municipality, and literally across the road from the UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus, this residence for young women consists of 5 houses (conjoined) accommodating 6 residents in each, a large manor house accommodating 9 residents, another house accommodating 7 residents and a cottage accommodating 4 residents. It is managed by a live-in Management couple and a Local Association Committee who aim to create a home away from home experience for young women. All accommodation is self-catering.

Situated in spacious grounds with beautiful gardens, The YW Pietermaritzburg provides the ideal environment for students to concentrate on their studies, relax between lectures or chat with friends. There is always a shoulder to cry on, a word of encouragement, or time for a laugh.


Residence Accommodation

The majority of the rooms are single (one person per room) but there are a few sharing rooms (two persons to a room). The houses are fully furnished and equipped with fridge, stove, microwave, kettle, toaster, crockery and cutlery. Bedrooms have a bed and mattress, wardrobe, bookshelf, curtains and a study table and chair. The communal areas of each house (i.e. the lounge/kitchen/dining area plus the bathrooms and toilets) are cleaned twice per week by YW staff.

The residents are required to bring their own bedding and are responsible for the cleaning of their own bedrooms and dishes. Should they wish to use a heater during the winter months, a small fan heater is preferred.

Other facilities

  • Uncapped fibre is provided. 
  • There is a small tuckshop at the office, and laundry facilities are available at a small fee.

Close to …

While staying at The YW Pietermaritzburg …

  • Enjoy good, safe and affordable accommodation.
  • Enjoy movie and games evenings with other residents, as well as our Monday Night Meetings.
  • Security is provided with electric fencing, security beams and armed response.
  • Relax in our beautiful gardens.
  • Appreciate that it is situated so close to the KZN University campus. 
  • Enjoy the good restaurants, coffee shops and entertainment places in the Scottsville shopping mall.
  • Relax and enjoy the buzz of student life. 
  • Become a Sharks (rugby) or a Maritzburg United (soccer) supporter. 
  • Take a trip (or a few) along the Midlands Meander.
  • Visit the Howick Falls and associated village arts and crafts. 
  • Watch the Duzi Canoe Marathon and/or the Comrades Marathon. 
  • Make lifetime friends and have loads of fun.

Application form and rates

Private and NSFAS students are accommodated

Contact The Managers