Welcome to Stellenbosch University


​​About Calvinia

Calvinia is a regional town in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.​

Muslim Prayer Facilities

No Muslim prayer facilities available

Calvinia (Abraham Esau) Hospital

Calvinia (Abraham Esau) Hospital is a district hospital with a 33-bed capacity and serves a defined population within a health district and support primary health care; with a district hospital package of care on a 24-hour basis. They have general practitioners, family physicians and clinical nurse practitioners providing health services; it includes in-patient and ambulatory health services as well as emergency health services.

Academic Supervisors

Dr Paul Van der Kolf071 572 4674

Ronelle Nel (Primary Health Care Clinical Trainer)082 613 1262

Information & Communications Technology (ICT)

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

       15 Van Riebeeck Street, Calvinia

Hanri Wait
076 847 2156 
Johnny Wait
076 847 2154
Oom Wikkie
083 373 0886
Tannie Lola
072 374 5060

Keys to be collected from SUNLOC office at a refundable deposit of R100​

Address and driving directions

Travel on the N1 from Francie Van Zijl Drive. Turn right to merge onto the N1 (6.3km) and take the N7 exit (250m). Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Malmesbury and merge onto M7/N7 (900m). Keep right to continue on N7 (117km). At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on the N7 (95.5km). Take the exit towards R364 (450m) and turn right onto R364 (1.4km). Continue onto Graafwater Weg (1.1km), then continue to Augsburg Road (500m) and continue onto R364 (116km). Turn right onto R27, turn left onto Dorp Street (350m) and left toward Van Riebeeck Street. Destination will be on the right, directly opposite Calvinia Primary School / Laerskool Calvinia.

Note: Do not take Bitterfontein exit at any stage. This leads to a gravel road for about 1hour 30minutes and there is no signal in this area. Driving this road will be a safety hazard. 



Fully equipped communal kitchen with all cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils provided

  • A 4-plate stove with oven
  • Fridge
  • Microwave oven
  • Kettle & Toaster


  • 2 fully furnished bedrooms with queen sized beds; own bedding to be provided

  • 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 serviced once per week
  • 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, and 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

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

    Distance to site 381 Km's
    Your safety is a priority to the SUNLOC team and Stellenbosch University.
    ​Be alert and do not compromise your own safety under any circumstances.

​  20181219_154948.jpg20181219_154948.jpg