South African Homeschool Support Groups

There are a number of South African homeschool support groups in the various provinces around the country, as well as some online support groups that use eloops and Facebook to connect.


South African Homeschool Support Groups

Since homeschooling is a new phenomenon in society, South African homeschooling support groups are where we find encouragement and advice from one another as we educate our children differently from the majority of the population.

You can read how to start your own homeschool support group to help you through each season as a homeschooling family.

There are a number of South African homeschool support groups in the various provinces around the country, as well as some online support groups that use eloops and Facebook to connect.

Click here for a list of frequently used South African Homeschool Abbreviations.



Eastern Cape Homeschooling Association

This site contains a lot of information that especially useful for new homeschoolers.

Cape Home Educators

This site contains good articles about homeschooling, starting out and more.

KZN Home Schooling Association



Pestalozzi Trust

The Pestalozzi Trust is the legal defence fund for homeschoolers in South Africa. Contact Leendert van Oostrum for advice about the legalities of homeschooling in South Africa.

The Association for Homeschooling

The Association for Homeschooling promotes the recognition of the right of parents to educate their children within the family in South

Top of South African Homeschool Support Groups



1. Footprints On Our Land
An eloop exclusively for families using any one of our three homegrown South African Homeschool Curricula in the Footprints On Our Land series. Here our clients ask questions, we share our experiences, ideas, new resources and more. You will be invited to join when you purchase a Footprints curriculum.

3. Tuisonderwys
This is a bilingual support group (English and Afrikaans) which mainly deals with legal issues regarding home education in South Africa, but also a range of other homeschooling topics. There are quite a lot of homeschooling dads who subscribe to this eloop.To subscribe send a blank email to

4. Homeschooling SA
This is a small friendly non-religious group with members from all over South Africa, using different approaches but all accepting of one other. To subscribe send a blank email to

5. Homeschool SA This is a group where homeschool families can gather to discuss anything related to homeschooling in South Africa. It is particularly designed to assist and encourage new homeschool families by providing information and links to curricula and homeschool methods. Those new and old to homeschool, may post their questions and suggestions here. To subscribe got to:

6.Environmental Homeschool Group
A group of liberal homeschooling parents that educate their children with kindness using unschooling, eclectic, child centred and Waldorf type methods. The group moderator is based in South Africa and is open to like minded people from any country.To subscribe got to:

7. Christentuisonderwys

For information and discussions around homeschooling from a Christian perspective. Contributions may be posted in languages other than Afrikaans if the poster is not familiar with Afrikaans. Subscribe to
Top of South African Homeschool Support Groups





The following are some of the many Facebook groups where parents find support. Many of them are closed groups where you have to request to join.

Boland Home Education

Christian Homeschooling in South Africa

Helderberg Homeschool

Home School Businesses South Africa

Homeschool Entrepreneur Kids

Homeschool Friends/Tuisonderwys Vriende

Homeschooling Christians in South Africa

Homeschooling in South Africa

Home-school Outings in South Africa

Homeschool Special Needs South Africa

Homeschooling Through High School

Home-school Outings in South Africa

Homeschool Western Cape

Lowveld Home Education

Noordwes Tuisonderrig

Overberg Homeschoolers

Preschool at Home

Sonlight Curriculum: South Africa

Suid Kaap Tuisskolers/Southern Cape Homeschoolers

Tuisonderrig Juniors / Home-ed Juniors

Tuisonderrig vir Kinders Buite die Boks


Tuisskool Forum/Homeschool Forum


Voorskool Tuisonderwys Weskaap

Vrystaat Tuisonderrig Forum

Unschoolers in South Africa

Upper Highway Homeschool Group (Kloof/Hillcrest area Durban)




We, Wendy and Shirley, are both dedicated to supporting homeschooling moms and families. Besides the South African homeschool support groups above, you will also find a plethora of useful information, articles, tips, activities and more on our personal websites.

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Shirley’s site emphasises that “learning is child’s play”. It is aimed at moms of little ones. She encourages gentle, age-appropriate learning activities for preschoolers instead of the rigours of formal learning programmes that are so often forced up young children too soon, by over-zealous parents.

Shirley believes that a mother is a child’s best teacher and so her site is dedicated to giving ideas and tips that will build your confidence and stimulate your children as you prepare them for a lifetime of learning.


Shirley’s website for the webinars she offers on topics such as Starting Homeschooling, Homeschooling High School, The Preschool Homeschool Webinar, 5 Vital Lessons for Every Homeschooler, The GED + SAT Webinar, The Cambridge webinar, articles to encourage you and more!


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