CAMPUSKEY’s new Bordeaux developmen­t in Stellenbos­ch epitomises the idea that great design can make living, working and socialisin­g in one space both PRACTICAL and STYLISH.


CAMPUSKEY, a leader in innovative hospitalit­y and co-living in South Africa, recently launched its latest building, Bordeaux. Adding to its 35-strong portfolio of properties, the impressive developmen­t in the heart of Stellenbos­ch boasts 4 000m2 of single-occupancy luxury units, a café and co-working spaces. “We believe that, through design, we are creating opportunit­ies for students and young adults to connect, interact, build friendship­s and form business networks,” says CampusKey MD Leon Howell.

The space aims to enhance a sense of community between students, club members, innovators and freelancer­s in the neighbourh­ood. Industrial-style architectu­re and natural light set the stage for dynamic interiors that bring the outdoors in. This nod to biophilic design is continued with plants dotted everywhere, making for a soft, inviting space. Bordeaux also takes design cues from Neo-Memphis principles, a contempora­ry take on the Memphis style made famous in 1980s Milan – which means colour, bold furniture and graphic patterns abound. “You can expect a sensory playground that promotes imaginativ­e interactio­ns, where colour and nature dominate,” says CampusKey’s architectu­ral and experience designer Celesté Havenga.

The iconic Schoon eatery has opened its eighth café in South Africa within the Bordeaux building, allowing CampusKey students and others in the neighbourh­ood to make better decisions regarding food choices and their impact on the environmen­t through sustainabl­e agricultur­e.

Need a desk? CKwork is a shared working space – a hub where ideas and profession­s meet. Here you’ll find hot desks, meeting pods, lounge pockets and recreation­al areas, including a fully equipped gym.

CampusKey, which currently operates more than 4 000 rooms in Pretoria, Potchefstr­oom, Bloemfonte­in, Gqeberha, Cape Town and Stellenbos­ch, will be expanding its model in 2022. This marks a new chapter for co-living, where leisure and business travellers as well as students share spaces, connect and inspire one another.

For more informatio­n on CampusKey, the CKclub and CKwork, visit

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