With an annual fee of R209,000, Hilton College in Kwa-Zulu Natal is South Africa’s most expensive private school.
The all-boys boarding school, located near Hilton in the KZN Midlands, was founded in 1872 and sits on an over 1,700 hectare piece of land, which includes its own wildlife reserve.
Hilton, along with MichaelHouse, the second most expensive private school in the country, are of the only remaining schools that are pure boarding schools, that do not offer day student education.
MichaelHouse is also located in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal.
So what will R209,000 at Hilton College get you? Aside from the prestigious location and tradition, the fees cover tuition, board, games, ordinary medical attention, the use of the sanatorium, library and laundry.
It also includes basic entertainment which is arranged for all boys, games transport and simple mending materials.
The fees listed below are what parents can expect to pay for a full senior year at some of South Africa’s most elite private schools, including boarding, at the latest-available rates.
It most be noted that most schools do not include additional fees in this amount. Additional fees can typically relate to various levies, such as IT and infrastructure, as well as further costs for food, extra mural activities and trips.
Entry fees have been noted in the table below for institutions where it has been explicitly stated.