Fertility Specialists in Cape Town

If you are looking for fertility specialists in the beautiful city of Cape Town, you will be pleased to discover that in the Mother City – as Cape Town is also called – you will find some of the world’s most qualified and experienced fertility specialists.

And a number of the most prominent local fertility specialists can be found at one fertility clinic located in the scenic Southern suburbs of Cape Town, under the eaves of the picturesque Constantia Mountains and the back of Table Mountain: Cape Fertility. Our team of exceptionally well-qualified and experienced fertility specialists are backed up by a team of experts in the many aspects of fertility treatment.

We are very pleased to introduce our team of fertility specialists and experts at Cape Fertility and we invite you to come and meet us, simply by clicking here.

Dr Nomathamsanqa (Tamtam) Matebese – Fertility Specialist


With qualifications including MBCHB, FCOG (SA), MMed (UCT), Dr Matebese qualified in 1993 as a medical doctor, before completing her specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology; fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and a master’s degree at the University of Cape Town.

Married with two children, Dr Matebese is a Director and Fertility Specialist at Cape Fertility. She previously worked in the Reproductive Medicine unit at Groote Schuur Hospital for several years and as a fertility specialist at the Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Cape Town.

Dr Matebese is registered as an Obstetrician; as a Gynaecologist; and as a Sub-Specialist in Reproductive Medicine with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). She has presented papers at both local and international congresses; served as a committee member of the South African Menopause Society and has been a board member of SASREG (Southern African Society for Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy) since 2017.


Dr Paul Le Roux – Fertility Specialist


Dr Le Roux, a registered Specialist in Reproductive Medicine with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, is a Fertility Specialist and CEO at Cape Fertility.

After specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Cape Town, he completed a two-year fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology at Groote Schuur Hospital, receiving numerous merit awards for excellence in his clinical work and research, which has been published in leading international journals and presented at international congresses.
Married and with two daughters, Dr le Roux is Past-President of SASREG (Southern African Society for Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy) and the Gynaecological Endoscopy Advisor to AAGL in USA.

He also completed the first ovarian tissue transplant resulting in livebirth in Africa.


Dr Lizle Oosthuizen – Fertility Specialist


After completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Cape Town, Dr Oosthuizen work at a rural Eastern Cape hospital, before returning to UCT complete her specialist degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Her interest in Reproductive Medicine and Endocrinology culminated in a Masters degree focusing on the effects of lifestyle factors on male fertility, which won Best Gynaecological Research Project in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Dr Oosthuizen practised as a general Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Netcare Greenacres Hospital in Port Elizabeth. With her special interests including fertility, endocrinology, and recurrent pregnancy loss, Dr Oosthuizen is one of Cape Fertility’s Fertility Specialists and also part of the fellowship program in Reproductive Medicine at the University of Cape Town. She also enjoys photography, music and travel.


Dr Sulaiman Heylen – Fertility Specialist


Dr Heylen is the Chairman of Cape Fertility and the President of SASREG (Southern African Society for Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy). He holds impressive qualifications including a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Cum Laude), Medical Doctor (Maxima Cum Laude), and Specialist in Obstetrics and Genaecology from K.U.Leuven in Belgium and a Gynecological Endoscopist Certificate (with distinction) from European Academy of Gynecological surgery.

Dr Heylen joined Cape Fertility in 1995, and has since introduced the use of TESA (Testicular Sperm Aspiration) and ESA (Epidydimal Sperm Aspiration), was the first to perform laparoscopical tubal re-anastomosis in South Africa, and – with the embryology team of Cape Fertility – achieved the first PGD pregnancy in 2003.

Registered as an obstetrician and gynaecologist as well as a Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine with Health Professional Council of South Africa, Dr Heylen is the first South African to become an EHSRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) certified Master in Reproductive Endoscopic Surgery (January 2017).

A specialist in reproductive surgery (laparoscopy and hysteroscopy), Dr Heylen performs very specialised procedures like the removal of Asherman’s syndrome and laparoscopic transabdominal cerclage. He has extensive experience in surgery for endometriosis and fibroids. Dr Heylen is a part-time consultant at the University of Cape Town and assists in the training of fellows in Reproductive Surgery.

He is also a Member of the following Societies and Associations: The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) (since 1995); European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) since 1995; International Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ISGE); South African Medical Association (SAMA); South African Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SASOG); South African Society of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecologic endoscopy (SASREG); and the European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE).

Dr Heylen is married and has three lovely children. He is also a black belt (3rd Dan) in Karate and loves cycling.


A Team of Fertility Experts

These four top fertility specialists are part of the extensive team of fertility experts at Cape Fertility. A unified team, guided by the highest ethical standards, we provide our patients with the best quality, individualised, compassionate fertility care.

Our six-member team of specialist IVF co-ordinators, all registered nurses with a 4-year degree or equivalent qualification, guide our patients through the various steps of the IVF or Egg Donation cycle, planning the treatment dates and synchronising the donor and the recipient.

Our team of experts in embryology are key to our reputation as one of South Africa’s best IVF labs. Our eight embryologists work as a team who draw on and combine their individual experiences and talents to define and establish the finest IVF practices in all areas including oocyte vitrification, frozen embryo transfer, ICSI and PGS/PGD.

We also have a wonderful theatre staff of four who have the crucial role to ensure each patient has a compassionate and dignified experience.

Our Sperm Donation, Egg Donation and Surrogacy teams are experts in their respective fields while our Associated Specialist Doctors and Associated Psychologist are also highly qualified specialists. Dr Philip Zinn is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, who focusses on laparoscopic surgery, the management of advanced endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain. Our onsite Clinical Psychologist, Leanne van der Westhuizen, has a special interest in reproductive health and fertility related counselling. The psychological services include couple counselling, stress-management, infertility-related counseling, assessment and evaluation (for example in a surrogate pregnancy) and psycho-education. The counselling aim is to help patients reduce the level of stress associated with treatment and infertility.

And all of us are supported by an amazing administrative team including a Finance Team and Personal Assistants who ensure that as a unified team, guided by the highest ethical standards, we provide our patients with the best quality, individualized, compassionate fertility care.

If you would like to meet specialists in fertility in Cape Town, we invite you to Cape Fertility – simply click here to contact us
We look forward to meeting you!