A Place for Greatness

Facilities

Modern Facilities for a Relevant Education

At Maritzburg College, modern meets traditional in both our ethos and within the infrastructure of our grounds.

We are fortunate enough to have top-quality facilities spread over our extensive campus. These cater to a wide range of educational, sporting and cultural needs. 

Our facilities development team applies their expertise to ensuring the evolution of our campus to match developments and changes in the world around us.

This is a fundamental part of the relevant education available at College.

General Facilities

The Maritzburg College campus is characterised by beautiful red brick buildings, expansive fields, and new-age facilities for boys’ education. As the years have gone by, the City of Pietermaritzburg has changed around us. As one of the leading boys’ schools in the area, the heritage in our buildings pays homage to the history of the city around us.

General Facilities

The Maritzburg College campus is characterised by beautiful red brick buildings, expansive fields, and new-age facilities for boys’ education. As the years have gone by, the City of Pietermaritzburg has changed around us. As one of the leading boys’ schools in the area, the heritage in our buildings pays homage to the history of the city around us.

College Shoppe

The College Shoppe is the convenient place to pick up uniforms and school supplies for your son.

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College Shoppe

The College Shoppe is the convenient place to pick up uniforms and school supplies for your son.

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Museum

The College Museum celebrates the kaleidoscope of College history – and is a living museum to which today’s College boys add their stories.

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Museum

The College Museum celebrates the kaleidoscope of College history – and is a living museum to which today’s College boys add their stories.

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Alan Paton Memorial Hall and Multi-Purpose Centre

This is the only place on campus that can accommodate all boys and staff in one venue, with capacity for 2000 people. As such, boys spend a significant amount of time in the hall, which is the setting for school assemblies, reunions, and speech days. It also performs a sporting function, with two indoor basketball courts and table tennis tables.

Alan Paton Memorial Hall and Multi-Purpose Centre

This is the only place on campus that can accommodate all boys and staff in one venue, with capacity for 2000 people. As such, boys spend a significant amount of time in the hall, which is the setting for school assemblies, reunions, and speech days. It also performs a sporting function, with two indoor basketball courts and table tennis tables.

Victoria Hall

Completed shortly before the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War, our beautiful hall was used as a hospital for British soldiers, particularly for Typhoid cases. In the past it has served as a dining room and assembly hall, but today is home to cultural activities, functions and concerts.

Victoria Hall

Completed shortly before the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War, our beautiful hall was used as a hospital for British soldiers, particularly for Typhoid cases. In the past it has served as a dining room and assembly hall, but today is home to cultural activities, functions and concerts.

Sport

The Maritzburg College fields and facilities have launched sporting passion and careers of generations of boys. College provides exceptional sporting facilities for boys to develop their skills and fitness to achieve excellence. Our on-campus offering is complemented and extended by the school’s proximity to additional facilities. The Natal Canoe Club on the Dusi River is within walking distance and boys can store their boats at the club as they learn to paddle. Boys also have access to a ten-lane tartan athletics track, Harry Gwala soccer stadium, Alexandra Park Cricket Oval, and the velodrome cycle track.

Sport

The Maritzburg College fields and facilities have launched sporting passion and careers of generations of boys. College provides exceptional sporting facilities for boys to develop their skills and fitness to achieve excellence. Our on-campus offering is complemented and extended by the school’s proximity to additional facilities. The Natal Canoe Club on the Dusi River is within walking distance and boys can store their boats at the club as they learn to paddle. Boys also have access to a ten-lane tartan athletics track, Harry Gwala soccer stadium, Alexandra Park Cricket Oval, and the velodrome cycle track.

Ron Jury High Performance Centre

Aimed at providing boys with high end facilities for their physical development, the Ron Jury High Performance Centre is one of the outstanding features at the school. This multipurpose centre is the location of our indoor cricket nets, change rooms and ablutions, as well as a Health and Performance Institute and gym, with biokineticists and physios on-hand to assist all boys in training, fitness, and rehabilitation.

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Ron Jury High Performance Centre

Aimed at providing boys with high end facilities for their physical development, the Ron Jury High Performance Centre is one of the outstanding features at the school. This multipurpose centre is the location of our indoor cricket nets, change rooms and ablutions, as well as a Health and Performance Institute and gym, with biokineticists and physios on-hand to assist all boys in training, fitness, and rehabilitation.

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Forder Oval

At the heart of the campus, Forder Oval greets all visitors to our campus, providing a quiet haven to pause and reflect before entering the busy school surrounds.

Our Jimeloyo Ji fountain statue at the centre, erected in 2013, aptly epitomises the energy of every College young man.

Forder Oval

At the heart of the campus, Forder Oval greets all visitors to our campus, providing a quiet haven to pause and reflect before entering the busy school surrounds.

Our Jimeloyo Ji fountain statue at the centre, erected in 2013, aptly epitomises the energy of every College young man.

Sports Fields and Facilities

· 30m, full-sized heated pool for perennial water polo and swimming

· World-class, water-based hockey astro-turf

· Our air-conditioned indoor shooting range rates as one of the best and safest school ranges in South Africa.

· Six playing fields

· Four squash courts

· Four basketball courts (2 indoor, 2 outdoor)

· Seven tennis courts

Sports Fields and Facilities

· 30m, full-sized heated pool for perennial water polo and swimming

· World-class, water-based hockey astro-turf

· Our air-conditioned indoor shooting range rates as one of the best and safest school ranges in South Africa.

· Six playing fields

· Four squash courts

· Four basketball courts (2 indoor, 2 outdoor)

· Seven tennis courts

Academic & Cultural Facilities

Our modern classrooms and academic facilities are the pulse of Maritzburg College’s dedication to academic innovation. Our academic block houses well-equipped classrooms for technology-aided teaching and every classroom has access to full wifi. After the final bell rings each day, many of these academic facilities come alive with the various activities in College’s cultural programme.

Academic & Cultural Facilities

Our modern classrooms and academic facilities are the pulse of Maritzburg College’s dedication to academic innovation. Our academic block houses well-equipped classrooms for technology-aided teaching and every classroom has access to full wifi. After the final bell rings each day, many of these academic facilities come alive with the various activities in College’s cultural programme.

Epoch Optima Mathematics Centre

This hub of learning enriches the Maths curriculum at the school and is the setting for our Khanyisa outreach programme. It is an IT centre with an Apple TV, computers, and technologies which are used by boys to view our videos and engage with our educational programmes.

Epoch Optima Mathematics Centre

This hub of learning enriches the Maths curriculum at the school and is the setting for our Khanyisa outreach programme. It is an IT centre with an Apple TV, computers, and technologies which are used by boys to view our videos and engage with our educational programmes.

Computer Labs

Information Technology is central to the modern world. The Maritzburg College computer labs are equipped with modern hardware and software to give boys the tools they need to work comfortably and confidently on computers up to even an advanced level. These labs are also an invaluable resource for boys to conduct research, type up and print classwork.

Computer Labs

Information Technology is central to the modern world. The Maritzburg College computer labs are equipped with modern hardware and software to give boys the tools they need to work comfortably and confidently on computers up to even an advanced level. These labs are also an invaluable resource for boys to conduct research, type up and print classwork.

Margaret A’Bear Media Centre

This award-winning air-conditioned centre is ideally suited to relaxed reading, study and research. Boys have access to 18 0000 print books and electronic resources, with study areas for quiet and concentration. The school offers a comprehensive online catalogue to encourage reading (including Wheelers eLibrary, audiobooks, Encyclopedia Britannica Online, and Press Reader), as well as printing, scanning, and laminating facilities.

Margaret A’Bear Media Centre

This award-winning air-conditioned centre is ideally suited to relaxed reading, study and research. Boys have access to 18 0000 print books and electronic resources, with study areas for quiet and concentration. The school offers a comprehensive online catalogue to encourage reading (including Wheelers eLibrary, audiobooks, Encyclopedia Britannica Online, and Press Reader), as well as printing, scanning, and laminating facilities.

Pearson Music Centre

The Music Centre was custom-built to meet the needs of our vibrant Music Department. It contains sound-proof practice rooms for instruments like drums and piano, as well as larger group areas for band and choir rehearsals.

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Pearson Music Centre

The Music Centre was custom-built to meet the needs of our vibrant Music Department. It contains sound-proof practice rooms for instruments like drums and piano, as well as larger group areas for band and choir rehearsals.

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Olivier Cultural Centre

Officially opened in 1960, the Olivier Cultural Centre is fitted with infrastructure for performing arts and musical productions. On stage, front of house, and backstage, College’s professional equipment create a range of opportunities for boys with a creative flair, an interest in stage, or those looking for experience in sound and lighting.

Olivier Cultural Centre

Officially opened in 1960, the Olivier Cultural Centre is fitted with infrastructure for performing arts and musical productions. On stage, front of house, and backstage, College’s professional equipment create a range of opportunities for boys with a creative flair, an interest in stage, or those looking for experience in sound and lighting.

Boarding Establishment

Maritzburg College boasts one of the most impressive state boarding establishments in the country, with five boarding houses catering for the College boarding community.

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Boarding Establishment

Maritzburg College boasts one of the most impressive state boarding establishments in the country, with five boarding houses catering for the College boarding community.

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Food Court

The Zarm Farm and College food court are open to boys and their parents as a stop for coffee, a place to grab lunch or a snack, and a place to sit and eat with friends.

Food Court

The Zarm Farm and College food court are open to boys and their parents as a stop for coffee, a place to grab lunch or a snack, and a place to sit and eat with friends.