HTS Middelburg

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HTS Middelburg (also known as Rooies or Reds) is a public co-ed school with boarding facilities in Middelburg, Mpumalanga. The school is one of the top purely Afrikaans medium high schools in South Africa, and is well known for its excellent academic, sport, and cultural achievements.


The school was founded in 1927 by Mr Lampen and began with just 5 students. The school motto is “Ons dien” which means “We serve”.


Despite a new curriculum (CAPS), the HTS Middelburg's Grade 12 learners of 2014 once again produced excellent results. They had 309 distinctions of which 73 are above 90%, as well as 290 B and 31 C symbols. The grade average was 64.17%.


HTS Middelburg is best known for its rugby team, Die Rooibulle (Red Bulls), which was rated number 3 in South Africa in 2014. There are 4 fantastic rugby fields and the A field has the highest rugby poles in the southern hemisphere. HTS Middelburg also has a wide range of cultural and sporting opportunities.


  • Athletics
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Jukskei
  • Cricket
  • Squash
  • Netball
  • Badminton
  • Rugby
  • Chess
  • Shooting


  • Public speaking and debating
  • Dance group
  • Drum majorettes
  • School newspaper
  • Theatre group
  • Show Choir


  • Gymnasium
  • Auditorium
  • Computer centre
  • Boarding facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Woodwork workshop
  • Dance studio
  • 4 rugby fields
  • 2 hockey fields
  • 4 netballs courts
  • Jukskei pits
  • Athletics track
  • Stadium
  • Church
  • 2 squash courts
  • Cricket training nets and pitches
  • Indoor sport training centre


HTS Middelburg has boarding and hostel facilities for both boys and girls. The boys’ hostels are called House Douw Smit, House Hendrik Steyn, and House buks. The girls’ hostel is House Laurie Smit.


Albertus “Kwagga” Smith from the Springbok World Sevens Series



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