Sky Villa Boutique Hotel


Payment Plan

Option 1:

Full pre-payment prior to commencing of the course

Option 2:

We have partnered with Student Hero to make your student loan application quick and easy.

We understand how confusing it can be when applying for a student loan on your own. Student Hero help you apply for your student loan and ensure that you have the best possible chance of securing a student loan. The GREAT NEWS is – they help you for FREE.

Student Hero can help you apply to all the major credit providers (the Banks) in South Africa and make sure your application process is professional, quick and as easy as possible.

To apply for a Student Loan you need to have submitted your application for enrolment with the Garden Route Hotel School.

International Students

Students from other countries may study at Garden Route Hotel School upon successfully obtaining the relevant study Visas attainable from the South African Embassy or Consulate in their country of residence. No student may be registered for their programme until they are in possession of a valid study Visa. As the Visa regulations have changed in South Africa,  you may no longer be able to apply for/change your Visa status from within South Africa.

The valid study Visa is to be presented at registration.

South African legislation requires all international students to have:

  • A valid passport and study permit.
  • Full medical cover with a South African based medical aid scheme.
  • A proven ability to support themselves financially and to settle their fees.
  • Language requirement

The medium of instruction and examination at the Garden Route Hotel School is English. International applicants for whom English is a second language may be required to undergo and pass specific language tests set by Garden Route Hotel School. All applications from international applicants are assessed individually.

Tuition Fees

All foreign students pay the same fees as South African students, but are required to pay their tuition fees in full before registration. Most of the programmes commence in February/March of each year. Since it takes a lot of time to comply with all the necessary requirements, we recommend that you start with the application process as soon as possible. The education consultant at each the Sky Villa campus will be able to assist you and advise you on your application to ensure that you have all the required documents and processes in place. For more information, download The Guide for International Applicants click here.


The Garden Route Hotel School offers nationally accredited courses/programmes that are quality assured by relevant local bodies with direct interests in promoting high standards in education and with a direct interest in the hospitality industry. Our courses/programmes offered have a large focus on work integrated learning as we firmly believe that “hands on” practical experience is crucial in a very fast paced and highly demanding industry. The process of accreditation is a lengthy one, it entails site inspection.

At GRHS we offer CATHSSETA (the Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority), accredited programmes. Cathsseta is the Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) established under the Skills Development Act (No 97 of 1998) [the Skills Act] for the Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Economic Sector.


All qualifications in South Africa need to be registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Our Certificate programmes are registered with SAQA.