Who we are


In 1680 Vryburger Evert received the admissible 60 morgan of land from the Company to grow fruit and vegetables.  It is assumed that the Eversdal farm was named after him.

Nineteen years later, Evert sold his farm to Hendrik Ooswalt Eksteen.  He built a fort-like structure that was used as a wine cellar, but it fell into disrepair.  The fissures in the walls where attacking Khoi-Khoi and San were fired on, can still be seen.

Transfer documents from the year 1714 to Eksteen, indicate that the source of the Kuils River is in a well in the cellar of the house.  The original house with its T-shaped design (traditional Cape Dutch) dates from those years.  Ten years later it was sold to Gysbert Verwey and the transfer documents were signed by Ryk Tulbagh, Registrar of Deeds at that time.

Later owners:  1764 Johannes Louw; 1803 Pieter Joosten; 1815 Jacobus Wynand Louw; 1855 Schabort Family (wife of Jacobus Louw).

Since 1973 the original building, owned by the Marais family, has been restored by means of excellent research and building skills and kept in a good condition thereafter. In January 1976 Eversdal Primary School opened it’s doors for the first time.


To transform education and instruction in order to empower our learners to become responsible citizens who are committed to the protection of our natural environment, within a changing global economy and society.

To deliver relevant education and instruction through:

  • offering school activities where an understanding is more important than mere knowledge.
  • learning that can take place anywhere and at any time.
  • creating an environment where both teachers and learners are life-long learners.
  • creating a learning environment where there is a constant awareness of our learning being an integral part of the world we live in.
  • developing creativity and innovation (21st Century Skills).
  • the informed use of social media to support research and communication, while strengthening social responsibility and digital literacy.
  • social engagement during creative classroom activities, encouraging the learners to become citizens who are critically engaged in finding solutions to problems, to the benefit of humanity.