Huis ten Bosch is een van die kleiner dames koshuise op die Stellenbosch kampus, maar die koshuis se naam dans al vir jare op almal se lippe. Ons staan bekend as die “Dames van Vuur” vanweë die brand wat in 1983 plaasgevind het, maar die woorde het ‘n baie dieper betekenis die afgelope jare gekry. Die dames pak alles aan met dieselfde warm passie vir die lewe as die vlamme wat soveel verwoesting gesaai het. Huis ten Bosch het ‘n unieke geskiedenis en is die derde oudste damekoshuis op kampus. Die dames van Huis ten Bosch is werklik aan die brand en het passie en vuur op alle vlakke van hulle lewe.

Huis ten Bosch is one of the the smaller ladies’ residences on the Stellenbosch campus, but the residence’s name has been on everyone’s lips for years. We are known as the “Women of Fire” as a result of the fire that occurred in 1983, but the words have acquired a deeper meaning over the years. With a fiery passion for life, the ladies take on everything much like the flames of the fire that had such a devastating effect.


Striving to be a whole that functions better together than in its original parts. To be united we need to be inclusive and supportive so that each woman can build a sense of pride and active commitment for res.


To treat each person as they would like to be treated including one’s self, thus understanding the variety of cultures, ideas an personalities in res and accepting them.


By broadening our own perspectives and striving to learn we can build bridges between our differences and so grow in acceptance and tolerance with each other.


It is the force that drives relationships, thus by being kind, caring, inclusive and selfless the sense of harmony, sisterhood, fellowship, friendship and family will grow and each woman will fell accepted.