Cape Province

The Cape Colony was originally divided between the Eastern Province based around Uitenhage and Port Ellizabeth and the old Dutch towns of Cape Town and Stellenbosch, in the Western Province. Later it further split into the Border province around Grahamstown and East London, and Kimberley in Griqualand West.

The strong British influence after the landing of the 1820 Settlers in the Eastern Cape led to the creation of many British-style Grammar schools. This model was often copied for the creation of state schools. These institutions were usually private schools, often single-sex, and many survive and thrive today, and usually with excellent swimming facilities.

Cape Province towns and their schools


Western Province

Western Province

Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Worcester and smaller centres
Eastern Province

Eastern Province

The main centres are Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage, Oudthoorn, Graaf Reinet and Grahamstown - with smaller centres at Somerset East, George and others.
Border

Border

Griqualand West

Griqualand West