The Eastern Cape is a province of South Africa. Its capital is Bhisho, but its two largest cities are Port Elizabeth and East London. It was formed in 1994 out of the Xhosa homelands of Transkei and Ciskei, together with the eastern portion of the Cape Province.
The relaxed former frontier town of Grahamstown is not exactly a place where one would expect to find some of the most expensive schools in South Africa. The three most expensive schools in the Eastern Cape are actually found in the town.
Below is a compilation of some of the seven most expensive schools in Eastern Cape for 2018 using fees sourced from the schools’ websites:
7. Selborne College, East London
Based in East London, Selborne College is a public boys school that was founded in 1872 by Pastor Heinrich Muller, a German settler. Then it was known as the Panmure Public School.
The school caters for day scholars and boarders in Grades 7- 12.
School fees for 2017 is R69 680 per annum.
6. Merrifield Preparatory School College, East London
Merrifield Preparatory School was founded in 1997 under the guidance of Dave Bawden. Only 52 pupils started in this school when it launched.
The school adopted its name from Eric Merrifield, an engineer at the east London Harbour, who made the dolos world famous.
The school’s annual fees are R80 816 per annum.