Hilton College

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Hilton College is an independent boarding school for boys near Hilton in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Situated on a 1762 hectare estate, Hilton caters for 555 boys from Grade 8 to Grade 12. Hilton College is one of only two boys’ schools to offer full boarding education in South Africa where all the boys live on campus – the other being Michaelhouse.

The main feeder schools to Hilton College are Highbury Preparatory School, Clifton Preparatory School, Cowan House, Cordwalles Preparatory school, Clifton School, The Ridge school, Pridwin Preparatory School, St Peter’s Preparatory School, and Waterkloof House Preparatory School.


Hilton College was founded by Gould Arthur Lucas and Reverend William Orde Newnham as a non-denominational Christian boys’ school. The Hilton College was officially opened on 28 January 1872.


Hilton College achieved a 100% Matric pass rate in 2014. The school motto is Orando Et Laborando which means “By Prayer and Work”.



  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Cricket
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Shooting
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water polo


  • Music
  • Choir
  • Marimba Bands
  • String Ensemble
  • School Orchestra
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Catholic Society
  • Chess Club
  • Christian Fellowship
  • Debating & Public Speaking
  • Enterprise Club
  • Estate Activities
  • Film Society
  • First Aid
  • History Society
  • JOB Club
  • Junior Public Speaking Society
  • Middle School Foreign Affairs Society
  • MOB Club
  • Senior Foreign Affairs Society


  • Chapel
  • Heated swimming pool
  • School hall
  • Squash courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Sports fields
  • AstroTurf
  • Golfing range
  • Hilton College Theatre
  • Hostel accommodation


Bursaries are awarded each year from funds provided mainly by the Hilton College Endowment Foundation. These bursaries are designed for underprivileged children. Bursary awards are usually not more than 25% of the school fees. Scholarships are available to boys entering Grade 8 for excellence in academic, music, and sport. - Various bursaries - Open Scholarships - All-Rounder Scholarship - Sport and Music Scholarships


Hilton College has produced 8 Springbok players, including 2 captains.

  • Gary Teichmann (Rugby player)
  • Bobby Skinstad (Rugby player)
  • John Didcott (Constitutional Court judge)
  • Arthur Chaskalson (Constitutional Court judge)



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