Where the NBT Venues at?

by Staff Reporter

If you plan on studying at a university in 2020, you will probably need to write the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) this year.  An important part of this process is knowing where you will be able to write.  Don’t let this detail be a worry,  we can help you find the closest test site. 

Although the NBTs may sound hectic, there is no need to stress out about these tests.  For starters, it is impossible to fail.  Yip, you read that properly.  Find out other need-to-knows here.

Choose your Province and Find your Test Site Here:

Eastern Cape 


Kwa-Zulu Natal

Free State



Northern Cape 

North West

Western Cape 

Outside South Africa

Eastern Cape Venues

PE: NMUGardham Avenue, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, 6001
GRAHAMSTOWN: Rhodes UniversityDrosty Rd, Grahamstown 6139
Matatiele: King Edward High School10 School Street, Matatiele
Mthatha: Umtata High School55 Victoria Street, Mthatha, 5099
UFH: Bisho CampusIndependence Ave, Bhisho 5600
UFH: East London Campus50 Church Street, East London, 5201
WSU: Queenstown Campus56 Grey Street, Queenstown
WSU- Buffalo CityWalter Sisulu University,C.01 Taxi City, College Street, East London
WSU-ButterworthWalter Sisulu University, The New Auditorium, Ibika Site, Butterworth
WSU-MthathaWalter Sisulu University, AC Jordan Utility Hall, Phulo Student Residences, Nelson Mandela Drive Site, Mthatha
Aliwal North High SchoolSomerset Street, Aliwal North,9750
Port St Johns Youth CentreErf 347, Golfcourse Drive, Port St Johns, 5120
Ndaliso SSSTaweni Tribal Authority, Ndaliso, SSS Flaggstaff, 4810

Gauteng Venues

UJ: Auckland Park KingswayCnr Kingsway and University Rd, Auckland Park
UJ: Soweto CampusOld Potch Rd, Soweto
UP: Main CampusCnr Unversity Rd and Lynnwood Rd, Main Campus
Sefako Makgatho University of Health Care ScienceRosslyn Road, Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria
VUT: Vaal Triangle CampusAndries Potgieter Blv, Vanderbijlpark
Vega Pretoria34 Ingersol Rd, Lynnwood Glen, Pretoria, 0081
Johannesburg: Vega and Design School of Southern Africa444 Jan Smuts Ave, Bordeaux
Esperanza Primary School62 Stonewall Street, Newlands, JHB
Monash SA144 Peter Road, Ruimsig, Roodepoort,1725
Rosebank College Pretoria239 Pretorius street, Southern Life Building, Pretoria CBD
Rosebank College Braamfontein23 Jorissen Street, Braamfontein, 2001
Krugersdorp High School1 Cornelius Moll Street Monument Krugersdorp 1739
LISOF6 Eileen Road CNR Geneva Blairgowrie Johannesburg
Mpontsheng Secondary School 289 Ndlanzi Section, Khatlehong, Gauteng
Benoni High School 1 Dalrymple St, Northmead, Benoni, 1501AIE – Academic Institute of Excellence
AIE – Academic Institute of ExcellenceOracle Cl, Waterval, Midrand, 1686
Carleton Jones High School35 Carleton Jones Dr, Carletonville 2499

Kwa-Zulu Natal Venues

University of Zululand KwaDlangezwa Campus1 Main Road, Vulindlela A, KwaDlangezwa
Durban: Westville Girls High SchoolWestville Girls High School, Westville Rd, Westville, 3630
Port Shepstone: Creston College4 Hillside Cres, Oslo Beach, 4240
Pietermaritzburg: Hilton CollegeHilton Rd, Hilton College, 3245
Amanzimtoti: Kingsway High School6 Umdoni Road, Amanzimtoti, 4126
Durban: VEGA and Design School of Southern Africa  The Glades Office Park,70-72 Armstrong Avenue, La Lucia Building number 3, Durban,4051
Botha’s Hill: Kearsney CollegeOld Main Rd Botha’s Hill, 3660
Newcastle High SchoolAllen Street, Newcastle
Treverton CollegeR103, Old Main Rd, Mooi River, KwaZulu Natal
Ladysmith High School19 Farquhar Rd, Ladysmith, 3370
Midlands Community CollegeR103 Old Main Rd, Opposite Gowrie Village, Nottingham Rd
Rosebank College Durban331 Dr. Pixley Krasme Street, 4th Floor West towers, Durban, 4001
Ulundi: Masibumbane High SchoolA 335 Umfolozi Street Section A Ulundi 38338
Umlazi Makhumbuza High School Umlazi D, Umlazi, 4031
Stanger Manor Secondary1 School Road, Stanger Manor, Kwadukuza
Ashton International College BallitoAlbertina Way, Ballito
Durban High School255 St Thomas Road, Musgrave

Free State Venues

UFS: Bloemfontein CampusUniversity of the Free State, 205 Mandela Drive, Park West, Bloemfontein, 9300
UFS: QwaQwa CampusUniversity of the Free State, Kestell Rd, Phuthaditjaba
CUT Welkom1 Mothusi Road, Welkom, 9460
CUT Bloemfontein20 President Brand Street, Westdene, Bloemfontein, 9300
Harrismith High SchoolGreyling Street, Harrismith, 9880

Limpopo Venues

UL: Turfloop CampusUL, Turfloop Campus, Centre, for Academic Excellence, B-Block, Office 0009
Giyani Science CentreBakery Street, Giyani
Thohoyandou Technical SchoolTechnical Rd, Block F, Thohoyandou
Rosebank College Polokwane54 Kerk Street, Polokwane
Jane Furse ComprehensiveVergelegen,  Limpopo 
The Palabora Foundation373 Bridgeway St, Lulekani, Phalaborwa, 1392

Mpumalanga Venues

TUT: Witbank CampusCnr of Swartbos and Presidents Street
Nelspruit: Cefups AcademyPortions 52 and 54 of the farm Fredenheim, 1200
White River: Uplands CollegeDanie Joubert Street, White River
Secunda: VUT Secunda Campus8 Bosch Steet, Secunda
Piet Retief High SchoolMark St, Piet Retief, 2380
Buny Khosa High School, Kildare Village, BushbuckridgeKildare B Village, 1281
Acornhoek Academy, Agincourt Village, Bushbuckridge73 POWERLINE STREET, ACORNHOEK,1360
Sidlamafa High SchoolStand 294, Kamhlushwa Township, MP 1332 

Northern Cape Venues

Kimberley: Teachers’ CentreCnr Lanyon Terrace & Boshof Road, Kimberley
Upington: Duineveld High SchoolH/V Ds. Aubrey Beukes Rylaan en Jan de Klerkweg, Blydeville, Upington

North West Venues

Potchefstroom Gimnasium20 Molen St, Potchefstroom 2531
Mahikeng: International School of SAWilliam Dicks Av, Libertas, Mafikeng
Rustenburg Science Foundation CentreHellenic Center, corner Watsonia and Strumosa street

Western Cape Venues

University of Cape TownUpper Campus, Rondebosch
Stellenbosch UniversityStellenbosch University Campus, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch, 7599
Stellenbosch: Tygerberg CampusFrancie Van Zijl Rd, Tygerberg
UWC: Bellville CampusModderdam East Rd, Bellville, 7535
CPUT: Bellville CampusSymphony Way, (off Modderdam Rd) Bellville 7535
Worcester Boland11810 Rainier Street, Victoria Park, Worcester, 6850
Vredendal High SchoolGrensstraat, Vredendal, 8160
VEGA, Cape Town130 Strand Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town,(corner of Strand and Chiappini)
Vredenburg: Weston High School7th Street, Louwville, Vredenburg, 7380
York High SchoolC/o Meade and Palgrave Streets, George
Spine Rd High SchoolCnr Spine and Merrydale Roads, Rocklands, Mitchells Plain
Beaufort West High SchoolHeuwel Street, Rustdene, Beaufort West, 6970
Oudtshoorn High SchoolJan van Riebeeck en Voortrekkerweg, Oudtshoorn, 6620
Manyano High School, Khayelitsha Mkonto Crescent, Khayelitsha

Venues Outside South Africa

Botswana: Maru a Pula, GaboronePlot 4725, Marapula Way, Gaborone, Botswana
Swaziland Sisekelo High SchoolUbombo Main Village, Big Bend, Swaziland
Swaziland, U-Tech High SchoolUbombo Sugar Limited, Mayaluka Village, Big Bend Swaziland, L311
Zimbabwe: Bulawayo, Christian Brothers CollegeCorner Chelmsford & Old Esigodini Road, Matsheumhlophem, Bulawayo
Zimbabwe, Marondera Watershed  CollegePeddie Road, Off Mutare Road, Marondera

Get the venue sorted

When it comes to location, you have zero to worry about.  There are NBT test venues set up around the country so you shouldn’t have to travel far and wide to write.  You can find the place that suits you best by selecting your province and viewing the options available.  From there, you can decide which site is closest to you.  Done. 

No-one is left out

If you think that living outside South Africa means you won’t have a chance to write the NBTs, think again.  There are also test venues outside South Africa.  So check out the ‘International’ section to see where these venues are at.  If you cannot find a test site close to where you live then you may register as a remote writer.  There are so many options that finding a test venue never has to be a stressful thing.  No place is too far, yo.

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Writing the NBT is a necessary requirement for most South African universities so it is best to check which tests you need to complete before writing.  Registration for the NBTs opened on 1 April 2019.  Remember that these tests are simply an assessment of your readiness for university – there is NO way you can fail.  So choose the venue that suits you best, get the NBTs over with and you’ll be on your way to tertiary studies in 2020

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