Training facilities Stellenbosch

South Africa’s popularity as a training destination has grown steadily in recent years, particularly among Europeans, for whom the time difference is one or two hours and flight time around 12 hours.

Training facilities and venues are mostly located on the University of Stellenbosch. There are three 25-meter pools, a brand new rubberized track and stadium, a grass track, multiple gym facilities (the SAS gym includes an alter-G treadmill) and a variety of running trails and grass sports fields. The outdoor running venues are all free and open to the public.

Outdoor pool

Access to Stellenbosch University state of the art heated 50m (FINA Standard) ten lane pool with constant depth 2m. In the summer months it frequented by pro triathletes like Jodie Swallows and James Cunnama and many more pros wishing to escape the European winter

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  • Group lane booking
  • Group sessions
  • Stroke correction
  • Squad swimming

Indoor Pool

Access to Stellenbosch University heated 25m standard 5 lane pool. Width 12.5m with footledge all round and wave breaker lane ropes.

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  • Group lessons
  • Private lessons
  • Swim equipment

Open water swimming

Get away from the black line and bottom of the pool for a tranquil open waters of nearby wine farms dams otherwise venture beyond the shoreline of the blue waters of Gordon's bay on South African's Whale coast for open water swims

  • Post swim picnics can be arranged
  • Post swim wine tasting can be arranged
  • Pick-up and drop off


Access to the brand new athletics track can be arranged with stadium which boast 4 000 seats and floodlights with backdrop of the Stellenbosch mountains.



The gym facilities are based at Maties Health and Fitness Centre in the heart of Stellenbosch. Which boast of a dedicated high performance area for clubs and groups (required to pre-book), three large different weight training areas, cardio, group sessions including spinning, yoga and pilates, indoor track as well as a dedicated recovery centre complete with 3 ice baths and contrasting warm bath . Additional high performance facilities in nearby vicinity includes state of the art gym including anti-gravity treadmill and Cybex machines, sport -physiotherapist and doctor.


High performance athletes

Additionally for high performance athletes a nearby facility that specialised technical training equipment, as well as conditioning and rehabilitation equipment to enhance preparation and performance. This includes: anti-gravity treadmill, cyber machine speed and other testing equipment, software physiotherapy equipment and materials.

Further the recovery centre is completely equipped for all modalities of physical therapy, recuperation and improvement. It is an active recovery area that includes an ice bath and recovery/relaxation pool with available physiotherapy practice.


Classes, weights and cardio

3 large weight areas with a wide selection of weight allows for traditional strength training to more specific functional training

A large variety of cardiovascular training equipment including stationary cycles, elliptical trainers, indoor rowers, steppers and treadmills

6 Aerobic halls offering 25 different types of aerobic classes, with up to 95 classes offered per week in peak season including spinning , yoga and pilates classes