The aim of those managing the hostel is to provide a safe and happy place for learners to stay who would like to come to RGHS but can’t because they live too far away. The emphasis is always on the safety of the learners and on their happiness.
Although situated in the busy suburb of Rondebosch, boarders experience a sense of peace and tranquility in the spacious school grounds and enjoy the wonderful view of the mountain on the west side of the house and views of Rondebosch Common with the Hottentots Holland mountains in the distance to the east.
Currently, Erinville Hostel can only accommodate weekly boarding. We also offer a termly boarding experience available to day learners called the Erinville Experience.
Accommodation & Facilities
While we seek to maintain the beautiful historic building, we also add modern necessities that learners need to do their schoolwork and connect with friends and family, such as a computer room and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The hostel has 6 dormitories (A–F) which have been divided into 68 semi-private cubicles and 4 double/triple cubicles. We can accommodate 76 learners from Grades 8 – 12. Boarders enjoy the semi-private arrangements in our dormitories which offer the camaraderie of a sleep-over with some private space of their own. We strongly encourage learners to individualise their cubicles by bringing pictures, photographs, ornaments and décor from home.
There are 4 upstairs bathrooms comprising a total number of 8 showers and 8 baths. In addition, there is a downstairs bathroom with 1 bath and 2 showers. All baths and showers are private and have their own doors. Six upstairs toilets and 3 downstairs with regularly serviced sanitary bins complete our ablution facilities.
Delicious meals are provided by the friendly in-house catering staff. The kitchen is Halaal friendly and can accommodate special dietary requirements.
When our boarders are not busy with their academic work and the very many activities on offer at school (both sporting and cultural), they relax in their common room which has a TV set, DSTV, NETFLIX and a Blue Ray player. There is also a Pool table and a Fussball table. Although the hostel computer room is reserved for academic work during study times, girls may enjoy the internet, e-mail and Facebook in their leisure time. The school facilities and grounds are available for exercising, playing games, practising sport or simply relaxing.