Accommodation

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation for 220 students is available on campus.

Bergsig Hostel, the main hostel, can accommodate 114 students and is situated near the lecture halls and other facilities. The name is derived from the magnificent view of the Renosterberg mountain. The hostel was inaugurated in 1942 during the Second World War.

Three meals per day are provided on week days. Over week-ends students must make use the Book-a-Meal facility. The hostel is divided into four sections: Bacchus, Witkransnek, Ramhokke and Penny Lane. This enhances the competition and spirit between the students, especially during sporting activities. The ladies stay in a separate section of Bergsig. There are two TV rooms in Bergsig, each with DSTV. Students may do their own washing in the laundry.

The students select a House Committee under leadership of the Head Student at the end of each year, which manages the daily tasks of the hostel in liaison with the Warden.


Huis Karoo Annex supplies accommodation for 32 students and is situated approximately 2 km from the centre of the College. It is used as a senior hostel and accommodates mainly second and third year male students. Meals are supplied by Bergsig Hostel during the week, and students must make use of the Book-a-Meal facility over week ends.


Weerkunde is a self-cater accommodation that can house 18 senior male students. The building was previously used by the meteorology department, hence the name. It is situated approximately 2 km from the centre of the College.


Blikkiesdorp is a complex with 15 self-cater houses. It can house 42 students of any gender. It is within walking distance from the centre of the College. Students may apply for these houses and rent it from the College.


Married Quarters is a complex utilized by staff of Grootfontein. There are 2 houses close to this complex available for students which can accommodate 10 students of any gender. The name is derived from the days when Grootfontein was a British peace keeping military base. This is where the married couples stayed. It is situated approximately 1 km from the centre of the College.


Students can also stay in town, approximately 4km from Grootfontein.