There is a great deal on offer locally in the way of recreation and sport. There are various sports training facilities near the CBI premises, some of which include the Westville swimming pool and Jimmy Bellows sports ground. There are also a variety of gyms close to CBI that offer weight training, aerobics and other exercise classes. The Durban beachfront is approximately 15kms from Pinetown, where CBI is situated. 

Students at CBI enjoy an active social life, comprised of both formal and informal activities. There are weekly focus groups, which are designed to group people of a similar age and interest. These also help to form godly and supportive relationships. Once a term, students are required to attend a CBI social, which vary from beach days to ten-pin bowling. 




Students are required to find their own accommodation, work and transport whilst studying at our institute. However, although CBI cannot guarantee housing for students, we do endeavour to assist those needing a home during their studies with us. From time to time, CBI is also able to pass on casual or part time work opportunities to the students.

There are several reputable hospitals in the greater Pinetown/Westville area. Within a few kilometres of CBI there are the Medi Clinic, Prime Cure Clinic, Westville Hospital and Crompton Hospital, as well as numerous doctors in the area. Please consult the CBI office for further details about these medical facilities and to obtain a list of recommended doctors in the area.



CBI is based in Pinetown, which is a suburb of Durban, or eThekwini (Zulu for bay/lagoon). Durban is the largest city in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal and third largest in South Africa. It enjoys a fine reputation as a tourist haven, largely due to its warm, sunny climate and beautiful coastline.


The Golden Mile includes attractions such as Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World, Ushaka Marine World, Mini Town, the Skate Park, a traditional Zulu market, the Surfing Museum, Blue Lagoon and several popular surfing beaches like North Beach. Wilson's Wharf offers several restaurants situated right over the bay, and a quirky fleamarket, which is open night and day. The Wave House at Gateway shopping mall has the biggest stationary man-made wave in the world – the D-Rex! Botha’s Hill comprises of a lovely drive through the countryside with majestic views of the Valley of a Thousand Hills, with many restaurants and tea gardens to stop off and enjoy refreshment. The popular Krantzkloof Gorge Nature Reserve is located in this vicinity, as well as Inanda Dam. The Karkloof Canopy Tour is a must for adrenaline junkies.


"It is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."

- ISAIAH 55:11