Welcome to Stellenbosch University


​​About Upington

Upington is a town  in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River.

Muslim Prayer Facilities

Upington Muslim Jamaat

10 Swartberg, Lemoendraai, Upington

Dr Harry Surtie Hospital​

A level one or district hospital with a 375-bed capacity for the Upington and Mier sub-districts of the Lower Orange Region or District. A referral hospital for the remaining four sub-districts in the Lower Orange Region

namely Kakamas, Keimoes, Pofadder and Kenhardt. Each of these sub-districts has a district hospital or CHC (with inpatient beds).


Academic Supervisors

Dr George Isaacs

​083 261 3480​
​Lise Marie Goosen
071 679 6494​​


Information & Communications Technology (ICT)

There are laptops and routers available from the SUNLOC office. Each item issued will require a R100 refundable deposit. Damaged, lost or late return of items will result in the forfeiture of the refundable deposit.

Routers are issued for clinical rotations as there is no Wi-Fi available at the site. Students are cautioned not to download movies, music or frequent social media networks as they will deplete the bandwidth, for which we are unable to replenish. They are also to ensure that all automatic downloads on all devices connected are switched off.

There is currently no printer available.​

Accommodation Details and Contact Person/s

Upington SU Student Accommodation

Turner Street, Upington Extension – on hospital premises

Keys for Student Flats can be collected from the Student Administrator

Contact Person    
Ms Johean Klaasen
Contact Number  
078 030 8710

Address and driving directions

Get on N1 from Francie Van Zijl Drive and take Mike Pienaar Boulevard (4.8km). Merge onto N1 (6.3km) and take Exit 39 for R304 toward Stellenbosch/Klipheuwel (650m). Turn left onto R304, continue onto R302 (27.3km) and then onto Voortrekker Road (350m). Turn left to stay on Voortrekker Road (2.2km) and continue onto R45. Turn right to merge onto N7/R45 toward Moorreesburg/Vredenburg. Continue to follow on N7 (62.7km). At the roundabout, take the second exit and stay on N7 (95.5km). Take the exit toward R364, turn right onto R364 (1.4km) and continue onto Graafwaterweg (1.1km). Continue onto Augsburg Road (500m), continue onto R364 (116km) and turn right onto R27 (35.4km). Turn left onto Church Street/R27 (850m). Turn right onto Paul Kruger Street/R27 and continue to follow R27 (21.5km). Turn left to stay on R27 (344km). Continue onto N14 (38.7km). Turn left onto Turner Street.


       All areas are for communal use.​

       Students are urged to take along HDMI cables if they would like to make use of the television via laptop.


  • Fully equipped communal kitchen with all cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils provided
  • A 4-plate stove with oven
  • Fridge
  • Microwave oven


    FLAT 19 (LIM Students)
  • 2 fully furnished bedrooms with three-quarter beds; own bedding and towels to be provided

  • Communal bathroom with bath only
  • Please conserve water and electricity at all times as we are in crisis

    FLAT 20 (LIM Students)
  • 2 fully furnished bedrooms – one with a double bed and the other with a three-quarter bed; own bedding and towels to be provided

  • Communal bathroom with bath only
  • Please conserve water and electricity at all times as we are in crisis

    3-BEDROOMED HOUSE (Short Rotations – Shared Accommodation)
  • 3 fully furnished bedrooms with 2 three-quarter beds per room; own bedding and towels to be provided

  • Communal bathroom with bath and shower
  • Please conserve water and electricity at all times as we are in crisis

  • Students are required to keep all communal areas and their bedrooms clean at all times
  • Communal areas will be cleaned by service provider once per week according to their schedule
  • Kitchen is to be kept neat and tidy at all times, no pile up of dirty tableware
  • Laundry is the responsibility of the student. Laundry facilities are available in the house for the use of all students. Students are to provide own detergents


Inclusions & Exclusions

          The following items are allowed in rooms:

  • Tested hairdryer / hot brush / hair iron
  • Radio or CD player
  • Extension cord, multi-plug
  • Electronic alarm clock/radio
  • TV, Ironing Board, Iron and Kettle

    The following items are prohibited in all rooms:
  • Smoking
  • Pets
  • Overnight guests – family, friends and acquaintances
  • Loud music and disruptive behavior

     Safety & Security
  • Keep cars locked and keep valuables out of view
  • Students are urged to look after keys, locks and remotes as the safety of all students will be jeopardized in the event of a loss
  • Personal valuable items are to be locked away when not in use
  • Close all windows and lock all doors upon exit
  • Report any incidents or complaints immediately to Ms. Nicole Crow on 082 420 4864
    Your safety is a priority to the SUNLOC team and Stellenbosch University.
    Be alert and do not compromise your own safety under any circumstances