Complete list of boarding schools in South African provinces

Complete list of boarding schools in South African provinces

There is nothing as important as quality education that focuses on moulding an all-round student. Boarding schools in South Africa have not only focused on the educational needs of their students but also their talents and skills. They have brought up some of the most coveted leaders, like President Nelson Mandela.

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Unlike most academic institutions, boarding schools help students to become more responsible and confident individuals. The students also learn how to adapt to difficult situations, become independent, and form lasting friendships. These factors have made most parents choose them over other institutions; hence, their demand is high. This list will provide the options depending on your location.

Boarding schools in South Africa

The demand for boarding institutions has always been on the rise because of the benefits that the institutions have. The best part about it is that the number of schools in South Africa has also been on the rise. This list provides options in the different regions in the country.

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Boarding schools in Eastern Cape

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Boarding schools in Eastern Cape province. Photo: Dale College Boys'Primary
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If you are in the Eastern Cape region, these are some of the boarding schools for boys and girls that you should consider checking out:

  • Queen's College Boys' Primary
  • Nyanga Senior Secondary
  • Vela Private School
  • Stutterheim High School
  • Dale College Boys' Primary
  • Mariazel Senior Secondary
  • Advent Comprehensive School
  • St Matthews High School
  • Adelaide Gymnasium
  • Mount Arthur Girls High
  • Dale College Boy's High
  • Elliot High School
  • Strelitzia High School
  • Dordrecht High School
  • Fort Beaufort Primary
  • Freemantle Boys' High School
  • Ntsonkotha Senior Secondary
  • Ugie High School
  • Cradock High School
  • Sterkstroom School
  • Idutywa School Of Excellence
  • Indwe High School
  • Mount Frere Tyldon School
  • Makaula Senior Secondary
  • Lady Grey Arts Academy
  • Queenstown Girls' High School
  • Royal Capital Education Centre
  • Hangklip Primary
  • Aliwal North Primary
  • Winterberg Agricultural High School
  • Breidbach Secondary
  • Thembalesizwe Secondary
  • Blythswood High School
  • Cathcart High School
  • Zigudu Junior Secondary
  • Gamble Street Secondary School
  • Cwele Public Junior Secondary
  • Daniel Pienaar Tech High School
  • Templeton High School
  • Cradock Preparatory School
  • Colana Senior Secondary School
  • Grey Boys' High School
  • Hankey Primary
  • Selborne College
  • Grey Boys Primary
  • Hudson Park High School
  • Woodridge College
  • Spandau Public School
  • Nonyikila Junior Secondary
  • Humansdorp Senior Secondary
  • Dalubuhle Junior Secondary
  • Aeroville Secondary
  • Ncumbe Junior Secondary
  • Willowmore Secondary
  • Maria Louw Senior Secondary
  • Bongolethu High School
  • Collegiate Junior School For Girls
  • Graeme College Boys' High
  • Pearston Primary
  • Mount Nicholas Junior Secondary
  • St Colmcille Public Secondary
  • Middeland Secondary
  • Njuqwana Senior Primary
  • Laerskool Willowmore
  • Mngeni Senior Primary
  • Lubalasi Senior Primary
  • Marheledwane High School
  • Mxhalanga Primary
  • Ngqayi Junior Secondary
  • Siseko Senior Secondary
  • Maqhatseng Junior Secondary

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Boarding schools in Free State

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Boarding schools in Free State. Photo: Steynsrus Combined School
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If you are within Free State province, these are some of the boarding school for boys and girls that you could choose from:

  • Vaal Christian School
  • Boshof Combined School
  • Mariasdal Secondary
  • Steynsrus Combined School
  • Louis Both HTS
  • Louw Wepener Combined School
  • Tseki Secondary
  • Bethlehem Combined School
  • Tweeling Combined School
  • Marquard Combined School
  • Parys Skool
  • Mampoi Secondary School
  • Rouxville Primary
  • Sasolburg Secondary
  • Ficksburg Primary
  • Unicom Primary
  • Senekal Primary
  • Welkom High School
  • Manthatisi Secondary
  • Zastron Combined School
  • Retief Combined School
  • Vrede Combined School
  • St. Michael's College School
  • Ed-College
  • Paul Erasmus Secondary
  • Kroonstad Combined School
  • Bothaville Secondary
  • Christiaan De Wet Combined School
  • Chris Van Niekerk International School
  • Truida Kestell Primary
  • Jagersfontein International School
  • Laerskool Clocolan
  • Memel Primary
  • St Andrew's Combined School
  • Tawana International School
  • Luckhoff Combined School
  • Brebner High School
  • Edenburg Combined School
  • Witsieshoek Primary
  • Voortrekker Secondary
  • Seotlong Asecondary School
  • Amohelang International School
  • Bergmanshoogte International School
  • Hoërskool President Steyn
  • Wilgerivier Combined School
  • Clarens International School
  • Dankbaar Cvo Combined School
  • Ficksburg Combined School
  • Paul Roux International School
  • Hendrik Potgieter A/S
  • C&N P/Meisieskool Oranje
  • Brentvale Primary School
  • Goudveld Secondary
  • Koos Mota International School
  • Oppermans International School
  • Unitas Combined School
  • Diepfontein Combined School
  • Pellissier Combined School
  • Villiers Combined School
  • Die Afrikaanse Hoërskool Kroonstad (Rooiskool)
  • Sentraal Primary
  • Calculus Kollege Combined School
  • Trompsburg Primary
  • Phomolong International School
  • MJ Mohlahli Secondary
  • Phomello Primary
  • Witteberg Secondary
  • Brandwag Primary
  • Saamwerk Primary
  • Ikemisetseng (Mine) Primary
  • Navalsig Secondary
  • Am Lembede Primary
  • A. J. C. Jooste High School
  • Jacobsdal Landbouskool
  • Primêre Skool Willem Postma
  • Rheederpark Combined School
  • Hoopstad Combined School
  • Meduwaneng Primary
  • Brebner Primary
  • Dirkie Uys Combined School
  • Grey College
  • St Augustine's Primary
  • Tlongkganyeng Primary
  • Silas Primary
  • Eendragt Volkskool Cvo Combined School
  • Tshireletso Primary
  • Salomon Senekal Combined School
  • Phambili Primary
  • Credence Primary
  • Olien Secondary
  • Bopapadi Primary
  • Seanakwena International School
  • C&N H/meisieskool Oranje Secondary
  • Tlokweng Primary
  • Impucuko Primary
  • Sentrale Volkskool Kroonstad
  • Tshitso Primary

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Boarding schools in Gauteng

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Boarding schools in Gauteng. Photo: Pretoria High School for Girls
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If you are within Gauteng, these are some of the boys and girls boarding schools that you should check out:

  • Nigel High School
  • Krugersdorp High School
  • Pretoria High School for Girls
  • Esselen Park Sport School of Excellence
  • Sedaven High School
  • Bophelo Impilo Private School
  • General Smuts High School
  • St Ansgar's Combined School
  • Lee Rand High School in Benoni
  • Cornerstone College Secondary
  • Roedean School
  • Jeppe High Preparatory School
  • Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls
  • Meridian Private Primary
  • Pretoria Boys High School
  • TuksSport High School
  • American International School of Johannesburg
  • Yeoville Community School
  • St. Mary's Diocesan School for Girls
  • Rand Meisieskool Girls' School
  • Nqubela Primary
  • Pro Arte Alphen Park High School of Specialisation
  • Waterkloof House Preparatory School
  • Lompec Independent Primary and Secondary School
  • St Alban's College
  • Sedaven Primary
  • King Edward VII School
  • Laerskool Bekker Primary
  • Kudung Middle School
  • Lebelo Primary
  • Daliwonga Secondary School
  • Jeppe High School for Boys
  • Naledi High School
  • Eqinisweni Secondary School
  • Hoërskool Bekker
  • Mawila Higher Primary
  • Nest Phuthing Secondary School
  • Rishile Lower Primary
  • Madibane Comprehensive High School
  • Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool
  • Tsumbedzo Primary
  • Shalom Manne Primary
  • Thusanang Primary
  • Entandweni Primary

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Boarding schools in Kwa-Zulu Natal

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Boarding schools in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Photo: Durban High School
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If you live in Kwa-Zulu Natal, these are some of the options that you might want to consider:

  • Mtwalume Primary
  • Durban High School
  • Ixopo Primary
  • Bergville Primary
  • The Woods Preparatory School
  • South Coast Academy
  • Wartburg Kirchdorf School
  • Greytown Junior School
  • Biggarsberg Primary
  • Kokstad Junior School
  • Lucas Meyer Primary
  • Spearman Road Primary
  • Oxford International High School
  • IXOPO High School
  • Hoërskool Vryheid High School - Northern Kwazulu Natal
  • Northdale Primary
  • Domino Servite Combined Private School
  • Suncrest Primary
  • Treverton School
  • Drakensview Primary
  • Lubhoko High School
  • Crawford International - North Coast
  • Malezulu Primary
  • Entsikeni SS School
  • Maritzburg College
  • Glenwood High School
  • Wembley College
  • Enkanini Primary
  • St Charles College
  • Ntsimbini Primary
  • Bhobhe Primary
  • Port Shepstone International High School
  • Port Shepstone High School
  • Nuwe Republiek Primary
  • Dinabanye Primary
  • St. John's Diocesan School for Girls
  • Majwabu Primary
  • Selborne Primary
  • Sbavana Primary
  • Nhlolini Primary
  • Ngilanyoni Primary
  • Treverton Preparatory School and College
  • Weston Agricultural College

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Boarding schools in Limpopo

Boarding schools in Limpopo
Boarding schools in Limpopo. Photo: Bosveld Review
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If you are within Limpopo province, these are the institutions to check out:

  • Harry Oppenheimer Agricultural High School
  • Settlers Agricultural High School
  • Dendron Secondary School
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  • Northern Academy Independent School
  • Makgoka Secondary School
  • Dendron Primary
  • Northern Academy Independent School
  • Mopane Intermediate School
  • Hoer Landbouskool Kuschke
  • Dynamique Primary
  • Laerskool Roossenekal
  • Hoërskool Warmbad
  • Happy Day Primary
  • S.J Van der Merwe Technical High School
  • Myngenoegen English Private School
  • Elica Primary
  • Haenertsburg Primary
  • Laerskool Louis Trichardt
  • Excelsior Primary
  • St Marks Comprehensive College
  • Pepps Polokwane Preparatory School and College
  • Mokotli Ntlakana - Secondary School
  • Lesedi Waldorf School
  • Tzaneen Primary
  • Waterberg High School
  • North Crest Academy
  • Merensky High School
  • Laersdrif Laerskool
  • Tom Naude Technical Secondary School
  • Khanyisa Education Centre
  • Lwenzhe Secondary School
  • Hoërskool Ben Vorster
  • Eagles Nest Christian School
  • Laerskool Warmbad
  • Hoerskool Ellisras High School
  • Peter Hermans - Primary
  • Pietersburg E.M. Primary
  • Hoërskool Eric Louw High School
  • Sasa Combined Independent School
  • Hoërskool Hans Strijdom
  • Laerskool Messina Primary
  • Mogolahlogo Secondary School
  • Thejane Secondary School
  • Rotole Primary
  • Bopedi Bapedi Technical High School
  • Masealama Secondary School
  • Hoërskool Ben Viljoen
  • Sekgweng Comprehensive School
  • Nghwazana Higher Primary
  • Moabi Primary

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Boarding schools in Mpumalanga

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These are the boarding institutions in Mpumalanga:

  • Madiba High School
  • Elukhanyisweni College
  • Grace Christian Private School
  • Hoër Tegniese Skool Middelburg
  • Mathews Phosa college
  • Laerskool Delmas
  • Sinethemba Secondary
  • Middelburg Primary
  • Noah's Ark Private School
  • The King's School
  • Highveld Park High School
  • Belfast Akademie
  • ACEK Academy
  • Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog
  • Lowveld High School
  • Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog
  • Gekombineerde Skool Hendrina
  • Angels Park Academy
  • Laerskool Piet Retief Primary
  • Hillside Private School (Day School Campus)
  • Adullam Christian School
  • Laerskool Pionier
  • Laerskool Witrivier
  • Morgenzon Landbou Akademie
  • Uplands Preparatory and College
  • Hoërskool Rob Ferreira High School
  • Laerskool Lydenburg
  • Botleng Secondary School
  • Hoërskool Rob Ferreira High School
  • Cefups Academy
  • Ndayi Primary
  • Babutheni Secondary
  • Sibusiso Combined School
  • Relane Lower Primary
  • Laerskool Delmas
  • Qubekani Lower Primary
  • Middelburg Hoërskool (MHS)
  • Ekutfokoteni Primary
  • Hoërskool Piet Retief High School

Boarding schools in Northern Cape

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Boarding schools in Northern Cape. Photo: HNK/Northern Cape High School/Hoërskool Noord Kaap
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If you are from the Northern Cape province, these are some of the options that you could consider:

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  • Kimberley Boy's High School
  • Kimberley Girls' High School
  • Sutherland Primary Academy
  • S.A. Van Wyk Sekondêre Skool
  • Kharkams Gekombineerde Skool
  • Fanie Malan Laerskool
  • Hoërskool Postmasburg High School
  • Kitlanyang Primary
  • Hoërskool Upington High School
  • Rietfontein Gekombineerde Skool
  • Middelpos Primêre Skool
  • Hoërskool Victoria-Wes
  • Laerskool Calvinia
  • Brandvlei Primêre Skool
  • Hoerskool Groblershoop
  • Northern Cape High School
  • Karrikama Ho'rskool
  • Hoërskool Duineveld
  • Hoerskool Garies
  • Anderson Prim^Re Skool
  • Langberg High School
  • Hoerskool Vaalharts
  • Hoerskool Namakwaland
  • Hoerskool Martin Oosthuizen
  • Laerskool Oranje-Noord
  • Kenhardt Intermedi re Skool
  • Hantam Prim^Re Skool
  • Hantam Sekond re Skool
  • Steinkopf Sekond re Skool
  • Fraserburg Hoërskool
  • Hoërskool Loeriesfontein
  • Gamagara Ho'rskool
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  • Douglas Gekombineerde Skool
  • Ho'r Landbouskool Noord-Kaapland
  • Dikgatlong Secondary School
  • Op Die Voorpos Primary
  • Volop Intermediate School
  • Victoria-Wes Intermedi re Skool
  • J.J. Booysen Prim^Re Skool
  • Kareeville Primere Skool

Boarding schools in North West

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Boarding schools in North West province. Photo: Ian Austin
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If you within North West province, these are the institutions to consider:

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  • Laerskool Burgersdorp
  • The High School for Girls Potchefstroom
  • Harmony Christian School
  • Bethel Girls Secondary School
  • Potchefstroom High School for Boys
  • Hoër Tegniese Skool Potchefstroom
  • Motswedi Secondary School
  • Hoërskool Brits
  • Milner High School
  • Potchefstroom Central School
  • Reivilo Combined School
  • Mount Sera Primary
  • Koster Gekombineerd Skool
  • President Mangope Technical High School
  • Vryburg High School
  • Nietverdiend Laerskool
  • Hoër Tegniese Skool Rustenburg
  • Rustenburg Educational College
  • P.H Moeketsi Agricultural High School
  • Onkgopotse Tiro Comprehensive School
  • Voorbereidingskool Vryburg Preparatory School
  • St Conrad's College
  • Lykso Primary
  • Promosa Secondary School
  • Hoërskool Hartbeespoort High School
  • International School of South Africa
  • Moedwil Combined School
  • Colinda Secondary
  • Dudfield Primary
  • Mayflower Educational College
  • Bray Intermediate - Secondary School
  • Laerskool Tosca
  • Labojang - Primary
  • Hendrick Makapan Secondary School
  • High School Schweizer - Reneke
  • Piet Plessis Laerskool
  • Hoërskool Rustenburg
  • Hoërskool Gimnasium Potchefstroom
  • Die Hoërskool Wagpos
  • Hoer Tegniese Skool
  • Swartruggens Gekombineerde Skool
  • Stella Hoërskool
  • Greene Central Primary
  • Hoër Volkskool Potchefstroom
  • New Hope Lowa Ngila Primary
  • Lotlamoreng Primary School

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Boarding schools in Western Cape

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Boarding schools in Western Cape. Photo: West Coast Youth Orchestra
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If you are on the look out for public and private boarding schools in the Western Cape province, these are some of the options that you might want to consider:

  • Groenvlei Secondary
  • Swartland High School
  • Redelinghuys Primary
  • Simons Town School
  • Hoërskool Stellenbosch
  • Worcester Gymnasium
  • Hopefield High School
  • Good Hope High School
  • Groote Schuur High School
  • Franschhoek High School
  • Piketberg High School
  • Knysna Montessori School
  • Goudini High School
  • Aurora High School
  • Paarl Girls High School
  • Laerskool Swartland
  • Wynberg Boys' High School
  • St. Cyprian's School
  • Abbotts College
  • Vredendal High School
  • Paul Roos Gymnasium
  • Elizabethfontein Mor Primary
  • Jan Van Riebeeck High School
  • Rondebosch Boys High School
  • Porterville High School
  • Rhenish Girls' High School
  • Bonnievale High School
  • Olyfkrans College
  • Bloemhof High School
  • Wupperthal Mor Primary
  • Dirkie Uys High School
  • Heidelberg High School
  • Weston Sek
  • Swellendam Sek.
  • Bergrivier Sek
  • Ashton Sekondêre Skool
  • Bredasdorp High School
  • Ladismith Secondary School
  • Wittedrift High School
  • Augsburg Landbougimnasium
  • Langeberg Sek
  • Nuwerus High School
  • Outeniqua HighVanrhynsdorp High School
  • Zwartberg High School
  • Hoër Jongenskool Paarl
  • Graafwater High School
  • Niko Brummer Primary
  • Hugenote Hoërskool
  • PW Botha College
  • Morester Sek - Secondary School
  • Lutzville High School
  • Steynville Sek.
  • Esselen Park Senior Sec School
  • Pacaltsdorp Sek.
  • Baartmansfontein NGK Primary
  • Hoërskool Sentraal
  • Skurweberg Sek.
  • Hoërskool Punt

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Frequently asked questions

Apart from the lengthy list of government boarding schools and private institutions, these are some of the questions that most people wish to know more about. The answers will enlighten you on the institutions and why most people choose them. They will also help you make the right decisions before settling on one.

What are the benefits of boarding schools?

Apart from education, the institutions focus on nurturing the talents and skills of the students. To add to it, the experience of being in the institutions helps them learn to survive under challenging conditions. The experience also helps the students form long-lasting relationships.

Why do parents send their child to boarding schools?

Parents prefer boarding institutions because of the focus that tutors have on the students. The institutions also help in moulding the other aspects of students by encouraging them to be independent. The institutions also tend to focus more on the non-academic skills of a student.

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