Our Useful Features & Services

Once described by Alan Paton as the most beautiful school in South Africa, Hilton College is situated on a 1600 hectare estate looking out towards the Karkloof hills. The Reverend William Orde Newnham must have been equally impressed when he arrived at the farm “Upper Hilton” owned by his friend, Gould Arthur Lucas, to open a “Collegiate Institution” on 29 January 1872. He came with his wife and three young children, Mrs Dore the nurse, some fifty boys and fifty pounds. The English public school system was followed – rugby and cricket were played, a mounted cadet unit was established and Hilton boys became notable for learning, gentlemanly behaviour and rugby football.

Under successive Headmasters, Hilton College has developed its own personality due to its unique heritage and magnificent environment. The Fleur-de-Lys and the motto “Orando et Labarando” (by work and prayer) were adopted by the second master, Henry Vaughan Ellis, an old Rugbeian, to show the affinity between Hilton College and Rugby School in England. The Hilton College of today is a far cry from that humble school of 1872. There are now 555 pupils and many special and excellent staff at the school makes it one of the leading schools in the country.

Features & Attractions

SERVICES:

Airport / Bus Transfer

Driver`s Accommodation

Doctor / Nurse available in the area

Pets Allowed

Baby Cot / Crib

Babysitting

Photo Processing

Electric Adapters / Transformers

Room Service

Backup Power Generator

Fax/Photo Copying

Restaurants

Banquet Facilities

Fitness Gym

Sauna / Steam Room / Spa

Bar(s)

Foreign Currency Exchange

Shopping Centre

Beauty Salon

Function Facilities

Souvenir / Gift Shops

Cafe / Coffee Shop

Hotel Safe

Swimming Pool - Children

Swimming Pool - Outdoor

Internet Access

Laundry / Dry Cleaning / Ironing

Car / Motorbike / Bicycle Rental

Library / Reading Room

Travel Booking / Confirmation

Car Park

Lobby Lounge / Bar

Visa Service

Children`s Playground

Non-smoking Rooms / Floors

Poolside Bar

Conference Facilities

Newspapers / Magazines

AMENITIES:

Air-conditioning

Alarm / Clock Radio

Bathroom - Private

Bathroom - Private Shower Only

Baby Cot / Crib

Coffee / Tea making facilities

Cooking Facilities / Utensils

Dining Area & Settings

Daily Newspapers

Dressing Table

Electricity Adaptors

Ensuite

Fridge

Fan

Fireplace

Hair Dryer on Request

Hot & Cold Water

Iron / Ironing Board

Living Room / Sitting Area

Mineral / Bottled Water

Mosquito Nets

Mini Bar

Room Safe

Shared Bathroom

Sofa

Telephone

Toiletries

TV - Local Only

TV - Satellite

Umbrella

Verandah / Balcony

Wardrobe

Internet Access in Room

RECREATION:

Archery

Basketball

Billiards / Snooker / Darts / etc.

Bird-watching

Board / Leisure Games

Boating / Canoeing

Trail Runs or Walks

Children`s Playground

Cycling

Equipment Rental

Fishing

Golf / Driving Range

Horse Riding

Mountain Biking/ Pump Tracks/Hiking Trails

Karaoke

Kite Flying

Massage (foot / traditional / etc.)

Sailing / Sailboarding

Table Tennis

Tennis

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:

English

Afrikaans

Zulu

SHOPPING:

Bags

Shoes

Accessories (Men & Women)

Gifts

Books

Toys

Leather shoes

Leather Bags

Clothing

Kids clothing

Stationery

Home Décor

Furniture

Rugs

Crystals

Beads

Jewellery