the newest
generation of
student living


About Us

Back in the late-2000's, we noticed a glaring shortage of good quality student accommodation in South Africa. On investigation, we found that what was available was a world away from what would suit the needs of a socially connected, trend conscious and design savvy new generation of student. Seldom was there anything that combined style with affordability, or convenience with security.

With this in mind, we decided to create spaces for students that would be fresh and contemporary, with clean colours and an urban edge. We wanted these spaces to be safe and orderly, to allow students the scope to make the most of their studies as well as meet and socialise with other like minds.

And so it was that Nest pioneered the concept of boutique student living, starting in Cape Town in 2011. The response to our first year was overwhelmingly successful with a mix of students from all over the world and our building has been filled with cosmopolitan vibrancy ever since.