Welcome to The Swiss Hotel School South Africa.

The Swiss Hotel School South Africa is a unique Higher Education Institution offering world-renowned Hospitality education. Graduates of our Degree in Hospitality management and professional chefs programmes work in many different parts of the world and are much sought after by employers in Europe, South Africa, UAE, U.S.A and Australia to name a few countries.

SHS started offering high-quality education at its first campus in 1995. Founded by Jurg Vontobel (a well-known hospitality educator from Switzerland) SHS quickly gained a firm reputation for the competence, skill and ‘can-do’ attitude of its students.
Its extensive campus facilities in Ferndale, Gauteng offer students space to breathe and all the facilities needed to achieve.
SHS has a thoroughly modern approach to hospitality and culinary education whilst keeping its traditional Swiss hospitality roots.

The Swiss Hotel School offers a fully CHE accredited degree in hospitality management, as well as SAQA, an accredited 3-year chefs program. SHS is considered one of the best hotel and culinary institutions in Africa.

Culinary studies take place in our three kitchens with a full practical restaurant on campus. Hospitality Management studies are taught by a faculty made up of inspiring academics and hospitality management experts.
Learners have the opportunity to complete their internships in various parts of the world including Switzerland, UK, USA, Europe and Australia.
The Swiss Hotel School has an excellent reputation with International hospitality organizations as well as top companies in South Africa and has an association with BHMS in Switzerland that allows graduates to study Masters in Hospitality Management or Culinary Degree.
Our students have travelled internationally and there are many success stories. Working in 5-star hotels, cruise liners, private yachts, corporate catering and their own businesses.
The Swiss Hotel School South Africa has a reputation for nurturing hospitality talent beyond purely academic necessities. A truly International Hotel School.


Don't miss out on our next OPEN DAY!

Join us for our next VIRTUAL Open Day on Monday, 29 November at 3 PM!

Hear about all that we have to offer at The Swiss Hotel School SA, find out more about student life on campus and the courses available, plus learn more about our exciting NEW Degree in Hospitality Management and our Professional Chef Programme.

All prospective students are welcome to attend the online session, along with family and friends. The more, the merrier! After all, Hospitality is our speciality.

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What's happening at SHS!

Our Mission & Vision!

Our Mission:

To develop young professionals ready to flourish in the dynamic world of Tourism and Hospitality.

Our DNA:

- Responsive to industry needs
- Connecting internationally
- Honest in all our dealings
- Caring for all our students, our faculty and community
- No Student left behind
- Superior on-campus practical training

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