House Song

Introducing our new House Song!

After several surveys sent to the senior residents, we received a clear indication that HtB needed to revise the all-Afrikaans song. This was an important project that we wanted to finish before our Newcomers for 2021 arrived. We are extremely excited and proud to introduce this new version. The new song includes verses in isiXhosa, English and Afrikaans. The new version is a testament to the kind of the environment that HtB aims to foster. An environment where we praise individuality and embrace our similarities.

House Song

eHuistenBosch siyaVuya
eHuistenBosch, simunye
Ubuhle beminyaka
Siyiphila xa sikunye

And if someday we should bid farewell
Remember her, we will
Upon memories made here
Our futures we will build

Daar’s net een plek
En die plek is Huis ten Bosch
Waar my hart na trek, waar my hart na trek
Dis die bakste, bakste plek in die land

H T B, H T B
Huis ten Bosch, Huis ten Bosch 


isiXhosa verse:
At Huis ten Bosch, we are happy
At Huis ten Bosch, we are one
The beauty of years
We live when we’re together

Afrikaans verse:
There’s just one place
And the place is Huis ten Bosch
That my heart yearns for, that my heart yearns for
It’s the coolest, coolest place in the country

You can listen to the recording of the new House Song here.

Structure: Alexa le Roux
English translation: Amber Hindley
isiXhosa translation: Afika Ndileka Xundu