Boarding School in Cape Town

Situated on the slopes of Table Mountain, Boarding School is widely recognised as one of Cape Town's leading independent schools. The colonial-style buildings are an example of the diversity of South Africa's heritage. The well-kept woods and grounds are a haven of wildlife and a lovely place to wander around. There is a well stocked library, modern information technology centre and great sporting facilities all on-site. Students can mingle, speak English and make friends in our television and recreation rooms. The Katherine House school residence feels like a 'home away from home'. Accommodation is in dorm style rooms with shared bathrooms and showers. The boys' and girls' sections are separate.

Expert management, returning staff and vast experience ensure that our summer school maintains the highest operational standards possible.


The communal dining room is the centre of activity where all the students meet to eat and receive updated important information. A healthy, plentiful menu is served to make sure that all the dietary requirements of the young learners are met.

Further facilities

  • Computer lab
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Hockey and soccer fields
Lessons per week 20 lessons = 16.7 hours
Lesson times 50 minutes
Age range 10 to 16 years of age
Activities Activities on-site throughout the week 2 full-day and 4 half-day excursions, plus 3 evening activities
Class size Maximum 10 students
Course length 2, 3 or 4 weeks
Class size Maximum 10 students
Levels Elementary to Advanced

Activities take place both during the day and in the evenings, and are supervised and guided by our Activity Staff. The Activity Staff are also available for the students to approach if they have any questions or problems of any nature (host families, illness, general information). Activity Staff are responsible for the organisation and the welfare of the students in their particular group. The groups are generally of mixed nationalities in order to encourage the students to speak in English rather than their mother tongue and to make new friends and learn about other cultures.

Boarding School can provide the following sports:

  • Large indoor sports halls (Basketball/Indoor Hockey/5-a-side Football)
  • Basketball & Volleyball court (inside and outside)
  • Hockey and Soccer fields
  • Outdoor swimming pool

Other activities

Computers can be used for contact with family and friends. Times are controlled by the group leaders. Drama/theatre, films/DVDs, Karaoke, various indoor/outdoor games and board games.


Each week period includes two full-day and four half-day excursions, admissions included where applicable.

Other optional extras to be booked and paid for prior to arrival (limited numbers):

  • Robben Island
  • Action Paintball
  • Horse Riding
  • Skydiving
  • Sand boarding and many more

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