+27 21 887 6807


Koch Street

PO Box 87

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Rhenish Hostel

The decision to attend a boarding school is not one lightly made. The physical separation from one's family and friends and moving away from all that is familiar into the unknown can make this decision an emotionally difficult one even though, for some, it may be the only viable option.

There are a host of positive things to be considered when making this decision:  out of the comfort zone of home, the girls are encouraged to try new things; hostel is a place where intense friendships are formed and these friends are accessible all the time; the girls  make friends with girls from different walks of life with different fields of reference and experience; and the hostel girl has the opportunity to become part of a very proud community and tradition.  Importantly, hostel is an environment that allows the girls to make their own choices and to take responsibility for their own actions.

At Rhenish, we strive to provide a ‘home-away-from-home’ environment while creating opportunities for all boarders to develop the life skills necessary on their journey to becoming well-rounded, strong young women fit to take their place as contributing members of society.  Girls come from far afield; they encompass diverse backgrounds and this, together with other social issues, provides a unique opportunity for our hostel girls:  not only are they housed in a safe environment, but they have the opportunity to learn from each other, to learn about each other, to develop understanding and respect for each other and for the things that make them different to each other and for the common humanity they share.  All Rhenish boarders are encouraged to develop a clear idea of what is right and what is wrong;  to uphold this standard with responsibility and integrity.

Rhenish Hostel aims to provide a happy, tolerant and disciplined atmosphere. Our girls are encouraged to behave appropriately, to take care of their own well-being while simultaneously caring for or being concerned about others.  The successful hostel girl is able to find this balance, she is able to bond with the other girls and thus she takes her place in a new family; one richly diverse yet enriched by its diversity; a place she can call ‘home’.

Hostel Staff

Back:  Ms Philicia Damon (Matron), Ms Angela Sarga (Superintendent), Mrs Patsy Seward (Senior Household Matron)

Front:  Mrs Loretta Orsen, Mrs Babalway Boyana, Mrs Margie Pietersen (Matron), Mrs Corin Flandorp, Mrs Monica Ncapayi

Not pictured:  Ms Leah Philander, Ms Elize van Rooyen, Mr Harold Linders, Mr Elliot Ngqoba

Duty Teachers

  • Kaylan Boshoff
  • Ansophi Bruwer
  • Hannah MacMillan
  • Sibongile Jimlongo
  • Kirsten Muir
  • Sarah Selkirk
  • Beane Weyers
  • Prisca Pretorius


Structure of Dormitories for Grades

  • Grade 8 and 9 are accommodated in dormitories with 5 beds.  Both grades study in classrooms downstairs, allocated to each grade for study hall purposes.
  • Grade 10 learners are accommodated in either 2 or 3 bed rooms
  • Grade 11 learners are accommodated in 2 bed rooms
  • Grade 12s – most Grade 12s are accommodated in 2 bed rooms, but there are also 6 single rooms
  • All seniors study in their rooms – they have study desks for their homework
  • Seniors may have a small bar fridge in their rooms


Bathroom facilities

There is a large bathroom upstairs that serves Grade 8 – 11 boarders and, in the old wing, the Grade 11 passage has its own showers while the Grade 10s downstairs also have their own bathroom.  The Grade 12s in the annex have bathrooms both upstairs and downstairs and in the single room area.

Entertainment facilities

  • One Small TV room in the annex
  • Pool table
  • Vending machines
  • WI-FI controlled access to all boarders


Catering facilities

The hostel kitchen can cater for 150 boarders.  Meals are all served in the hostel dining room.

Archivist Room

Hostel currently looks after all the school memorabilia of 155 years.  We have a part time archivist who manages this facility.


Hostel outsources laundry at an additional cost to the boarder.

Laundry twice a week (Monday and Thursday)

Hostel Policies and Guidelines

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Koch Street, Krigeville, Stellenbosch
PO Box 87, Stellenbosch, 7599
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