Great news

we are reopening our Stellenbosch gymnasium facility on Saturday, 22 August 2020. Our Tygerberg facility will follow soonest. An SMS will also be sent confirming the reopening.

We are working strictly according to guidelines and regulations issued by the Government, Stellenbosch University, and our own increased safety measures, and also consulting with several other businesses to ensure that we keep your safety our priority.

Online booking of training sessions

All gym members will be required to pre- book their desired training times before accessing both Stellenbosch and Tygerberg facilities. Bookings can be made up to 7 days in advance and members will be allowed a maximum of 2 training slots per day, each slot being 1 hour. Bookings for consecutive time slots are allowed.

The link will be displayed on our website as follows:

To make a booking

Enter your ID number and complete the steps that follow.

On the next screen, please enter your personal details, type in the Captcha and then click on “Add Timeslot Booking”. Select your preferred times. The times during which the gym is closed for cleaning or where the slots are already booked will not show up on screen. Once all slots are selected, click on “Book Now” at the bottom of the page. You will then receive a webpage notification indicating a successful booking request.

1. Entering the Gymnasium

Please keep a safe distance by following the floor markers entering the gymnasium.

2. Member screening

When accessing our friendly staff will assist in the following ways:
1. Sanitise your hands.
2. Conduct a temperature screening.
3. Completing the access register.
Your entry into the facility is dependent on having a temperature below 37.5 degrees Celsius and wearing a face mask.

3. Social distancing markers

There are social distancing markers on the floor to ensure adequate spaces are left between members.

Code of Practice

Please watch the video for more information on the Maties Gymnasium Code of Practice. It is the responsibility of each and every member to ensure that they adhere to these strict reopening protocols.

Membership freezing options

Members have the opportunity to freeze their membership contracts, should Maties Gymnasium receive an official freezing request in the months of September and October 2020.

No 1, 2 and 3 month contracts can be frozen.

All contracts of 4 – 10 months can be frozen for 1 month at no cost, and up to a further 3 months at cost of R100 per month. All 12-month contracts can be frozen for 2 months at no cost, and up to a further 3 months at a cost of R100 per month.
The period of freezing cannot be more than 4 or 5 months if requested in September or 3 or 4 months if requested in October. After October, normal gym freezing policy applies.

All debit orders will be submitted from 1 September 2020 and the ‘frozen’ months will be added to you contract upon expiry. These additional months will incur no costs and no debit orders will be submitted for these if all prior debit orders have been paid.

Outdoor Pool

For the time being, the outdoor pool will not be available for use. We will communicate once this changes.

Indoor Pool

Limited lanes in the indoor pool will be available for member use. Please see the Indoor Pool timetable on the Maties Gymnasium Website. Access will only be allowed during Gym-booked times.

Group Exercise Classes

Group exercise classes will commence by Monday, 31 August 2020. Members will also be required to pre-book for all classes. Due to the implementation of social distancing measures, the total number of participants across all classes have been restricted. Please see the relevant ‘Aerobics Timetable’ links on the website for more information. The bookings can be made via the same links as discussed above.


Operating hours will be as follows (no member access during dedicated cleaning times):



Monday – Friday

Monday – Thursday

05:30 – 10:00

06:00 – 09:00

10:00 – 11:00 Cleaning

09:00 – 10:00 Cleaning

11:00 – 14:00

10:00 – 14:00

14:00- 15:00 Cleaning

14:00 – 15:00 Cleaning

15:00 – 20:00

15:00 – 20:00

20:00 – 21:00 Cleaning  

20:00 – 21:00 Cleaning



07:00 – 14:00

06:00 – 09:00

14:00 – 15:00 Cleaning

09:00 – 10:00 Cleaning

15:00 – 18:00

10:00 – 14:00

18:00 – 19:00 Cleaning

14:00 – 15:00 Cleaning


15:00 – 18:00

10:00 – 18:00

18:00 – 19:00 Cleaning


09:00 – 17:00



Showers and Saunas

Limited shower facilities will be available at the gyms. Where possible, please arrive at the gym ready for your training session and limit the usage of showers as much as possible. All saunas will be closed until further notice.

Again, we sincerely thank you for your continued support and patience during this closure period.

For more information on the Covid-19 virus, please visit Stay safe during these challenging times and we hope to see you all soon.

Warm regards

Maties Gymnasium


TSS Building
Tygerberg Medical Campus,
Francie van Zijl Drive

Contact Info

(+27)21 932 2888

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