Maps and Directions

Michaelhouse is located in the the railroad town of Balgowan in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.

Approximate Distances

125km north-west of Durban (1 hour and 30 minutes drive)
Durban – international Airport

50km north-west of Pietermaritzburg (40 minutes drive)
Pietermaritzburg, Oribi Airport – local airport

500km south-west of Johannesburg, on the N3 (4½ hour drive)
Johannesburg – international airport

From Durban / Pietermaritzburg

Take the N3 west (to Johannesburg). Take exit 107 “Howick North / Tweedie”. At the top of the off ramp, turn left. At the T-junction turn right onto the R103 signposted “Lions River, Balgowan, Nottingham Road”. Travel approximately 18km on the R103. At the Michaelhouse sign, turn left over the railway bridge.

From Johannesburg

Take the N3 south (to Durban). Travel through the Mooi River toll. Take the “Nottingham Road / Mount West” exit. Turn right to Nottingham Road. At Nottingham Road take the R103 to Balgowan. Travel approximately 15 km. At the Michaelhouse sign, turn right, over the railway bridge.

GPS Co-Ordinates

29.3995° S,  30.0472° E

Location map

Campus Map

Important Year Dates


New Boys' Day


Prize Giving*


Grandparents' Day


Hilton/Michaelhouse Sports Day (Away)


Old Boys' Gaudy Dinners


PBHS Winter Sports Day (home)


Old Boys' Day


Michaelhouse/Hilton (home)


Matric Ball

2024-09-07 - 2024-09-19

C Block Journey

2024-09-14 - 2024-09-19

D Block Pondoland Hike

2024-09-16 - 2024-09-19

E Block Camp


Speech Day


Remembrance Sunday

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