Delivering individualised & personalised care

Cape Fertility

Always striving for
higher success rates

Cape Fertility

Making quality fertility treatment affordable

Cape Fertility

We value each
individual patient


Our Fertility Specialists oversee and direct the medical treatment of their respective individual patients and provide care during their patients procedures. While we operate within a team, any challenging issues are collaboratively discussed among team members.

Our Reproductive Specialists will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our fertility treatments.


Fertility Specialist
Email Dr Heylen


Fertility Specialist
Email Dr Le Roux


Fertility Specialist
Email Dr Matebese


Fertility Specialist
Email Dr Oosthuizen


Fertility Specialist
Email Dr Pottow

You are in good handsAbout Cape Fertility

Cape Fertility, SASREG accredited and recognised by both University of Cape Town (UCT) and Central University of Technology (CUT), serves as a premier training unit for Specialists in Reproductive Medicine and Embryologists.

Our dedicated team, including five highly qualified Specialists in Reproductive Medicine, eight embryologists, eight IVF co-ordinators and a clinical psychologist specialising in infertility treatment, offers a supportive and caring environment for individuals and couples undergoing fertility treatment.

Leading IVF Clinic

Cape Fertility stands out as a premier fertility clinic in South Africa, showcasing a team of five top Reproductive Specialists and leaders in their fields, namely; Dr. Sulaiman Heylen, Dr. Paul Le Roux, Dr. Tamtam Matebese, Dr. Lizle Oosthuizen, and Dr. Jo Pottow.

Dedicated IVF Co-ordinators

Cape Fertility boasts a dedicated team of IVF co-ordinators, each holding a 4-year university degree, such as a Bachelor of Nursing or its equivalent, coupled together with extensive experience in fertility treatment and IVF procedures.

Our Services

Cape Fertility offers a comprehensive range of services tailored to support individuals and couples on their journey to parenthood, including fertility assessments, advanced reproductive technologies, and personalised care from highly experienced specialists.

State-Of-The-Art Laboratory

Cape Fertility’s state-of-the-art laboratory is equipped with cutting-edge technology and meticulously maintained facilities, ensuring the highest standards of precision and care in reproductive medicine.


Cape Fertility operates an exclusive egg and sperm donation program, featuring an extensive selection of top-tier donors and an excellent legal framework. Additionally, there is no waiting period. Explore our international egg donation program and sperm donation program for further details.


Discover why choosing us for your fertility journey is a decision backed by expertise and care.

Cape FertilityPregnancy Success Rates

Cape Fertility’s pregnancy success rates align with those of top international clinics, reflecting our commitment to delivering exceptional fertility care and outcomes.
  • Ovulation Induction for Anovulation 25% 25%
  • In-Vitro Fertilisation / ICSI 45% 45%
  • Artificial Insemination 15% 15%
  • Donation 65% 65%
  • Artificial Insemination – Donor Sperm 24% 24%
  • Average Pregnancy Rate with 3 IVF Cycles 79% 79%

We value every PatientTestimonials

Cape Fertility clinic is a place of joy ☺️
I’m impressed of high professionalism and kindness of each member of a team.

We came there as foreigners, when we visited Cape Town as tourists. We didn’t expect that we will be able to get consultation and checkup in a short notice. But likely we met Heidi (co-ordinator and nurse) who listened us and organised everything we needed. Heidi, thank you a lot for help, support, time and communication.

During consultation we met Dr. Pottow. She is such an incredible person. She gave us hope and plan for the future. She explained a lot of things which was not clear, answered all of hundred questions we had, gave us recommendations what we should do.

Thank you, Dr Joanne, Heidi and all Cape Fertility team for being so cool ☺️


Dr Heylen is a wonderful doctor and seems to have been lucky enough to find his true calling in life! I have never had such a great experience with any other doctor. Needless to say we had a successful treatment at Cape Fertility over the course of a few months. Highly recommended!!! Best in South Africa! Thanks Cape Fertility team!!


Dear Dawn, I want to thank you for your support during this process. I was very nervous at first but you took your time to explain the process and answer my many questions and concerns and by so doing removed a lot of the stress and anxiety I had around the process. I really appreciate your kindness and availability throughout this process.


CFC is a great center. There are professional and kind. I followed my treatment there and got my first child and what I can say is a special thank to Dr Matebese, a great and professional specialist. I really recommend the center. Thank you.


Having not done a huge amount of research, I stumbled upon the CFC via Google - and boy am I glad I did. My initial consultation with Dr Oosthuizen was helpful and informative. They were flexible around my changing timeline and accommodated my cycle when my flight got delayed and we had just enough time. Dr Matabese did the final consult and extraction and was gentle and supportive. I appreciate the way the team managed my expectations, explained everything clearly, and made me feel secure and reassured. Highly recommend this team - and the process itself! As a working woman in my mid thirties - living through a pandemic - it’s given me a sense of optionality.

Tip: use an ice block to numb your skin when injecting each day! Makes all the difference.


Where do I start…
Dr Heylen didn’t delay us in starting our journey. He is an amazing and wonderful Doctor!! The whole team at Cape Fertility has been exceptional in assisting us during our battle with infertility.
We were fortunate enough to be seen by Dr Heylen and we were successful on our 1st IVF cycle 🙂
You will be in safe hands with the team at CF.
Special thanks to Nazeema and Roshaan for assisting us throughout the whole process.
The kindness shown to us is beyond imaginable. Our prayer is that Cape Fertility continues to help couples like us and always has success in the future.
Thank you again


Thank you, I cannot express my thanks and gratitude to the team at Cape Fertility, who looked after me so well. Last November I gave birth to twin healthy boys after going through an egg donation procedure in Cape Town at the age of 44. The whole experience was professional, friendly and as stress free as the staff could possibly make it. From the initial enquiry to the after care months later (we are still in touch) I could not fault the service or expertise of this clinic, so much so that I recommended a close friend who is now also pregnant with twin boys!!


Dear Dawn, We had a great experience throughout the donor selection process. Keep up with your receptive approach and your expeditious way to deliver a suitable donor. I wrote to Cape Fertility in Cape Town, South Africa. Less than 24 hours later, I received a response. One of the doctors, not a nurse or a receptionist, wrote back to me, right away. Dr. Heylen is Belgian. The clinic uses European protocols, perhaps a bit ahead of the US. The cost of IVF at Cape Fertility was half that of a US clinic—including travel, renting a car and staying in a private cottage in Cape Town for a month…




Cape Fertility is situated in the scenic southern suburbs of Cape Town, nestled under the eaves of the picturesque Constantia Mountains and at the base of Table Mountain. The clinic is in the Claremont Medical Village, within the vibrant and rapidly developing suburb of Claremont.

All assisted reproduction procedures take place at Cape Fertility premises, while laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures are conducted at Kingsbury Hospital, conveniently located across the street from Cape Fertility.

Our office hours are from 08:00 to 17:00, Monday to Thursday, 08:00 to 16:00 on Fridays, and 09:00 to 12:00 on Saturdays. We are closed on Sundays and holidays.

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