Located in the central part of Bloemfontein, the diverse suburb of Universitas had a wide variety of property on offer. Being very close to the University of the Free State, this area is largely based on student living with some families choosing to settle down here too. The style of architecture varies from house to house and as a result property prices in this area tend to fluctuate. Houses for rent and sale in Universitas ranges from houses and townhouses to apartments that are perfect for students.

The abundance of students looking for property here make Universitas an investor’s dream. Close to all the major shopping centres and other attractions, this suburb is the ideal place for those seeking utter convenience as well as entertainment on their doorstep. If you think Universitas is the suburb for you then take a close look at the apartments, townhouses and houses for sale in Universitas below.

“Student houses feature predominantly but not to the extent that the area is congested with students. Gorgeous family homes in quieter areas are also in the Universitas area vicinity.”

Leon Botha, Pam Golding Properties Area Agent

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Dining out

Dining out

All major shopping centres are within very close proximity and are home to a wide selection of restaurants. The closest centre is Mimosa Mall, where residents can choose from restaurants such as Panarottis, John Dory’s and Mug & Bean.



Being a student suburb, Universitas has many late-night spots for a night out on the town. The most popular area is 2nd Street in Westdene, where residents can enjoy the likes of Mystic Boer, Barabaz and Oolong. Langenhovenpark is a short drive away and also has a lot of bars and nightclubs on offer.



Nature lovers can enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Pretty Gardens, it’s open to the public and is perfect for a family outing.



The Super Sport gym is located in the nearby suburb of Langenhovenpark, it’s well-equipped for those in need of a good work out. Additionally, there’s a smaller gym in the Pretty Gardens centre.

Living in Universitas

Areas near to Universitas

Bayswater, Dan Pienaar, Fichardtpark, Heuwelsig, Langenhovenpark, Pellissier, Pentagon Park, Waverley, Woodland Hills Estate,


The University of the Free State is extremely close by and there’s a CTU Career campus which offers IT, business and design programmes with national qualifications and international certifications.


The Universitas Hospital is located in the area and there are a range of local pharmacies nearby too.


Mimosa Mall is the closest shopping centre, however there are a multitude of malls and centres in the surrounding suburbs to cater to your every need.


The area offers easy access to the N1 highway as well the University of the Free State and town.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius