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Our mission is to be the leading choice for partners in search of financing and
developing opportunities in the student accomodation sector in South Africa.

We are dedicated to developing & managing student-focused
communities that will enrich the students experience.

Creating communities that will provide opportunities for students to
create networks that will enable their success for the rest of their lives.

Investment. Development. Management.

Adowa specialises in the investment, development and management of high-quality, affordable student housing communities in South Africa. Backed by our deep understanding of the market, a commitment to quality and combined experience of over 50 years in property development and finance, Adowa aims to be the leading choice for students looking for a living environment complimentary to their university years.

The large number of students leaving home to further their education in tertiary institutions has resulted in an increase in demand for living environments geared towards supporting the accommodation needs of student life. We create spaces where students feel secure and comfortable, enabling them to focus on their academic objectives in stable environments. Our properties create communities of learners which foster life-long bonds and collaborative learning.

Adowa’s primary objective is to make quality, safe student accommodation accessible to all students.


Adowa is a member of the broader higher education community, and provides support to the work of empowering individuals’ futures :

For Students – we provide a “home-away-from-home” and a supportive living environment
For Higher Learning Institutions – we offer a supplementary solution and service offering to the accommodation needs of institutions

Our Values

Customer (student) focus: We focus on our students in everything we do

Sustainability: We take genuine social, economic and ecological responsibility for our people and our communities.

Excellence: We consistently strive to excel in all our offerings

Innovation: We continuously challenge and improve how we operate

Our People: We work together honestly in a professional manner to achieve exceptional results

Collaborations: We strive to achieve mutual benefits with all our stakeholders

50570-00 Ellis Park Student Village
Adowa Student Housing Development