About The Digs
The team at The Digs is made up of a group of energetic, loving, caring, passionate and dedicated individuals who will ensure that your stay with us is pleasant and memorable throughout your varsity life. Their willingness to go that bit further for you, is what makes them so unique.
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  •   04 Military Road,
         Port Elizabeth,
  •   (+27) 041 582 5281
  •   (+27) 041 582 5281
  •   info@thedigs.co.za

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  • History @TheDigsOpen or Close

    The Digs was established in 2012 by Grand Select, an East London based property investment company. Having experience in high-end commercial property, where client needs and expectations are of exceptionally high standards, Grand Select sought to extend its property offering to student accommodation in the PE region.

    After much research and planning, iconic and strategically located buildings were sought and bought. The intention was to restore the past glory that these buildings had, while also remodelling them to address the dire need for state of the art student accommodation.

    Kylene Collette, an NMMU graduate with exceptional talent was appointed by the group to bring a fresh, funky and vibey look to these buildings. One of her primary mandates was to ensure that the end product would be in-line with our well known theme " Home away from home". When this had been achieved, The Digs was truly born, and remains a flagship investment for the group.

  • Assistance @TheDigs Open or Close

    To help you feel at home, we have over 10 house committee members who are available to assist you with everything you need from the day you move in until the day you move out. In addition to that we have an onsite Resident Student Advisor who will also assist you with all your needs even at ungodly hours .

    We are dedicated to preparing our DIGnitaries for the real world, and in so doing, we offer working opportunities that assist them in becoming equipped with skills outside the classroom. These include:
           Student house committee,
           Onsite RSA,
           And various internship opportunities

  • Student Life @TheDigs Open or Close

    To ensure that you make the most of your Varsity life, at The Digs we ensure that our DIGnitaries have a chic, exclusive, comfortable, secure and funky student life experience during their stay with us. We have dedicated, indoor and outdoor social spaces for you to meet and socialise, while catching up on the latest news on TV during your study breaks.

    Furthermore, we also promote socializing amongst the DIGnitaries through annual calendar events organized by The Digs house committee. These vibrant social events play an important role in building future leaders and developing lasting relationships between the DIGnitaries that go beyond varsity life and promote a sense of community amongst the DIGnitaries.

  • Safety @TheDigs Open or Close

    One of our goals is to ensure that we provide parents with a peace of mind while their child stays with us. We recognise that safety is a vital component that is needed to ensure a comfortable stay at The Digs. It therefore sits at the top of our priority list with the following controls and measures in place:
           Biometric access control,
           Trained guards 24/7
           First aid facilities