Umhlanga College, an initiative of Durban Girls’ College, was founded in 2003, and under the direction of the Board of Governors and Executive Management, flourished into an extraordinary success story as an independent, co-educational school. In 2013 a High School was added to the Early Learning and Preparatory Schools and Umhlanga College started to take its place alongside other leading independent schools in KwaZulu-Natal. On 1 September 2016, Umhlanga College joined the world-renowned Reddam House group of schools, becoming Reddam House Umhlanga, with the first group of Matric students graduating with a 100% Bachelor’s Degree pass rate in 2017. In 2018 the new state-of-the-art College building was opened on the southern end of the campus with a contemporary and comfortable co-educational College boarding facility opening its doors to the first boarders in 2019.

Set on what was formerly a sugar cane farm called Burnside Estate on the Umhlanga Ridge, the school’s grounds are nestled within a magnificent coastal forest of indigenous trees and surrounded by the rolling green hills of the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.




The campus culture fosters academic, sporting, and cultural excellence, underpinned by a strong, supportive and pastoral care system.

Students are offered a wide selection of most sports administered by qualified coaches – including soccer, water polo, swimming, rugby, hockey, athletics, tennis, netball, and cricket.



We develop well-equipped leaders with a confident belief in themselves, a strong sense of social accountability & the desire to make a difference in our society. To this end, we aim to ensure that:

  • Every student feels welcome & valued
  • Self-confidence, self-worth & self-discipline are nurtured by staff & parents
  • A love of learning is developed in the curriculum we offer
  • A challenging & relevant academic, sporting & cultural curriculum is provided for today’s changing world
  • Entrepreneurial & social skills are developed
  • Diversity is embraced in line with our belief that an integrated, multi-cultural environment is critical to our country’s success
  • A sense of national pride is instilled in our students


The Inspired Education Group offers a world-renowned educational ethos with excellence in every aspect of its academic offering ensuring top IEB (Independent Examination Board) results for its students. In addition, it offers a wide range of academic, cultural and sporting activities on all its campuses. In a secure, relaxed, self-disciplined environment Reddam House Umhlanga nurtures individuality, talent and self-assurance.

We understand the importance of education; we therefore equip our students to face an increasingly challenging global future with pride and confidence, by inspiring true excellence in international education. Our passion is our students and we encourage them to develop to their full potential through education, social commitment and knowledge.


Meet the team