There is a buzz on our campuses again, which we haven’t seen for a very long time. Hopefully, we will have fewer Teams meetings and more in-person ones this year, and of course, new fitness goals!

Certain COVID-protocols will still be in place (see and we will keep you updated on regulations during the year. Again, booking is mandatory to ensure we adhere to the usage restrictions and access control protocols as per the South African Government regulations. In this way, we keep everybody safe and ensure that all of our members have an equal opportunity to use the gymnasium.

To book your gym session, please click here:


Please also familiarise yourself with the intended SU Covid19 Vaccination Institutional rule from 1 April 2022. As a wholly-owned university subsidiary, these intended rules will also apply to both Stellenbosch and Tygerberg facilities.  For more information, please visit the SU website ( and scroll down to COVID-19 Latest updates.

The Maties and Tygerberg Gymnasium Teams

Students are no longer allowed to add Maties Gym to student accounts


Regrettably, Stellenbosch University students at our Tygerberg and Stellenbosch facilities will no longer be allowed to add their Maties Gym to their student accounts. The SU Finance Committee took this decision, applicable with immediate effect.

Maties Gymnasium offers our members a wide range of payment options, including cash (not applicable to Tygerberg), debit and credit card, EFT, Snapscan and debit order. New students and public members can join online (see below) to ease the congestion at the gym front desk. Please contact us at should you wish to discuss these options in more detail.

Join Stellenbosch Gym online from anywhere

New public members can now join Maties Gym by simply clicking on this link

or scan the QR code below:

Please enter your personal details as required, complete a quick Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire, and select your contract duration. In this way, you will beat the queues at the gym during busy times and secure your membership. All you need to do is scan your fingerprint at the gym on your first visit for our state-of-the-art biometric access control system and bring us a copy of your ID.

Public members will also receive a notification that their current contracts are due for renewal. Please click on the link in the email and renew your membership online. Fees are payable only with a card, but we are launching a debit order payment option soon.

Are you tired of renewing every year at the expiry date of your membership?

Then why not join the facility on an Evergreen membership. You will have a 12-month commitment period, and then the membership with automatically renew on a month-to-month basis until you cancel it. For more information, please enquire at the gym reception or email

Discovery Vitality Fitness Assessment

Discovery Vitality Fitness Assessment

Maties Gymnasium Stellenbosch partnered with EPTBio to offer members and non-members the opportunity to earn their Vitality points at the gym. Please get in touch with Monique from EPTBio at for more information or to book your assessment. Vitality members, please remember to scan the Octiv QR code as you enter the gym turnstile to claim Vitality points for your gym visits.