Nestled securely in the heart of the beautiful Kwazulu-Natal Midlands, Hermannsburg is the oldest co-educational school in South Africa.
163 years of experience means that, at Hermannsburg, academic excellence and a global approach to education are at the forefront.

 The rich history and beautiful surrroundings at Hermannsburg, make all visitors feel that they have arrived at a very special place.

We believe in creating a holistic environment for each scholar in order to confidently meet the challenges of a changing world.

Small classes ensure individual attention and the opportunity to meet each child at his or her level.

The “Little Oaks” are warmly welcomed and looked after in a caring and nurturing environment while they begin to learn the skills required to cope with the formal education that lies ahead.

A place where all boarders are made to feel welcome and at home. Getting to know people from other walks of life and different cultures contributes towards the development of a well-balanced person.

A well-rounded education must consist not only of the academic development of the scholar, but also the social, cultural and physical development of the individual.


To provide educational excellence in a Christian context, in various languages,
especially German.

To ensure the holistic enrichment of each individual in order to confidently meet the challenges of a changing world.


The pursuit of excellence in all endeavours. The conduct of all interactions with integrity, respect, trust and compassion. The fostering of an attitude of commitment, responsibility and pride.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa (N-T)