Durbanville Campus - Facilities and Location | Pearson Institute
Our Campus Facilities
Sit down and enjoy a hearty meal at the Cafeteria or enjoy a quick snack or great cup of coffee between classes while you connect with friends. Our chill areas also have fusball facilities and satellite TV. Our media centre has sufficient resources for students to complete assignments and may also be used as a study venue. There are various reading materials available to students – from newspapers and journal articles to textbooks – as well as free Wi-Fi. Dedicated and general purpose PC labs are available to all students and offer secure access to the latest Macs and PCs . Students can relax on the grass covered courtyard and take in a bit of sunshine between classes. On occasion, students can enjoy an open air cinema under the stars for a bit of fun. Our campus also offers a dedicated counselling space for students that includes trauma, individual, grief and career counselling.
There are various student activities such as paintball, talent evenings, a welcome bash, movie nights and more. All activities are arranged by the SRC and advertised on campus. Our campus also offers graphic design events where all students are invited. One of the biggest events on the Durbanville campus is the YDPS - Young Designers Portfolio Exhibition at the end of each year. This is an exhibition showcasing foundation year, 1st, 2nd and most importantly final year work. This event is aimed at celebrating the quality of designs and inviting the local design industry to scout for talent.
The campus has 24 hr security, is CCTV monitored and is located in a safe and secure area. The main entrance is also access controlled.
There is plenty safe and secure parking for students and works on a first come first served basis. There are also 3 other public parking areas within walking distance of campus.
The Campus Location
The Durbanville campus is centrally located in the northern suburbs between Stellenbosch and Cape Town City and is just a short stroll from Tygervalley shopping centre. There are many restaurants and shops in close vicinity to the campus and we are nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Durbanville winelands. Access to majestic mountain hikes and pristine beaches are within a 30km radius.
Student Activities in the Area
Durbanville is perfect for students who love the outdoors and being active. Students are surrounded by mountain biking, jogging and walking trails such as Mjik Forest, Willow Bridge and Jack Muller Park. Students can also take advantage of the Durbanville and Belville golf clubs, the Cool Runnings Toboggan Track, the Belville Velodrome and several gyms such as Go Gym and Virgin Active.
We are centrally located with taxi and bus stops that are close to campus. The Durbanville campus also offers easy access to the N1 and other major roads as well as the Belville train station and Cape Town International airport.
Why Our Campus Is Unique
The Durbanville campus is unique because we’re passionate, diverse and have approachable staff and personnel. We also offer small classes and personal attention.