Our Useful Features & Services

Child Friendly

‘I am going to open my own school and make it interesting, make it fun.  I am going to make them (the pupils) want to learn so you can’t stop them.  I want them to get so excited about learning that they don’t want to stop.  I know that once they know something, it leads to wanting something else.  They must learn to express themselves and find out things for themselves.  They must know that living is the most exciting thing around.’

David Black
Cowan House Founder, 1948

The corridors of Cowan House still resonate with the values instilled by the school’s founding principal – echoing a sense of fun, curiosity and discovery.  It is our responsibility to help boys and girls develop a real love of learning.

In a world which is becoming increasingly more complex and superficial, where inspiration is becoming more theoretical and learning is often sterile from an early age, we are tremendously proud of the healthy balance we enjoy at Cowan House. We know that each child is a unique individual, not an academic statistic but a young person bursting with potential and deserving the best possible opportunities. By attending Cowan House, boys and girls will encounter many opportunities for personal development during their journey of learning about the world around them and in growing to understand themselves. These opportunities have been carefully planned and designed to form part of the learning process we call childhood. A simple, yet intricately complex process of discipline, challenges, wonder, successes, emotions, expectations, love and appropriate experiences all form the cornerstones of the Cowan House ethos.

The solid foundation and Christian values our boys and girls establish at Cowan House will enable them to leave us with the ability to continue growing in knowledge, spirit and friendship. They will know that excellence is a measure of being their best; not necessarily being the best.

Cowan House is an Independent, Co-Educational school nestled on a beautiful 10 hectare campus in the heart of Hilton, Natal Midlands. Our school includes an on site Pre Primary from Grade RRR to Grade R, which offers (amongst a number of other things) a seamless transition to Grade 1 for our boys and girls. We accommodate both day scholars and boarders, and offer casual boarding to those who may need it on occasion.

School fees include a morning snack for all pupils, as well as lunch if required. Aftercare is available daily until 17h30.

We welcome you to visit Cowan House and see how the flames are being kindled, nurtured and fed, as our boys and girls become curious to explore a little more and grow inspired to achieve excellence by the wonder that surrounds them, daily, at this very special school.

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Address

Our Address:

11 Dennis Shepstone Drive, Hilton, 3245, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

GPS:

-29.5734154, 30.2847545

Telephone:

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

Pizza & Wine

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

Cheese Tasting

Children`s Playground

Chocolate Dipping

Craft Beer Tasting

Cultural Experience

Cycling

Epic Karting

Equipment Rental

Fishing

Gin Tasting

Golf / Driving Range

Health Retreat

Horse Encounters

Horse Riding

Mountain Biking/ Pump Tracks/Hiking Trails

Karaoke

Kite Flying

Massage (foot / traditional / etc.)

Nature & Wildlife

Nursery

Obstacle Course

Paintball

Picnic Spots

Putt-Putt

Sailing / Sailboarding

Sport Arena (Netball,Basketball, Hockey, Chess)

Stain Glass Workshops

Table Tennis

Team Building

Tennis

Working Farm

Wine Tasting

Zip-Lining

Zorb Ball

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:

English

Afrikaans

Zulu

German

SHOPPING:

Bags

Shoes

Accessories (Men & Women)

Gifts

Books

Food Items & Other

Toys

Leather shoes

Leather Bags

Clothing

Kids clothing

Stationery

Home Décor

Furniture

Rugs

Crystals

Beads

Jewellery

Hammocks

Pottery

Bath Salts/Essential Oils/Hand Creams/Room Sprays/Body Butter

Cheese

Cheese Tasting

Art Pieces

Paintings

Bone White Clay Ceramics

Craft Beer