We have listed private schools in four of our major cities in South Africa. Please use the search function should you not find the school you are looking for.

Private Schools Cape Town information HERE

Private Schools Durban information HERE

Private Schools Johannesburg Area information HERE

Private Schools Port Elizabeth Area information HERE

For a list of boarding schools in South Africa Please click HERE.

Most private schools offer excellent extracurricular activities or special programs–e.g., arts, sports, clubs, music. There is a large number of excellent South African private schools – single sex, co-ed, or boarding – that you should take into consideration. When it comes to choosing an independent school for your child many factors will play a role in your decision-making process.

  • Cost
  • Life skills
  • Special needs/gifted education
  • Academics
  • School hours
  • Location
  • Sports/extramural


Whether you choose a public school or a private school, most critical is finding a school that will provide your child with a solid educational foundation for future academic, career and personal success. Spend some time researching the schools you are interested in.

Many private institutions write the Independent Examination Board (IEB) exams instead of the government’s National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams.