Who are we?

Stellenbosch Hospice is a five-star, COHSASA (Council for Health Services Accreditation of South Africa) accredited hospice.  Established by Stellenbosch Rotary Club, we initially operated out of a garage, with our first patients benefiting from the compassionate care of Sister Libby Reynecke.

The dream of providing a holistic service to the whole Stellenbosch community became a reality in 1992 through a partnership with Stellenbosch District Hospital, who kindly allocated a downstairs wing to accommodate the new Hospice administrative offices, and later a two-bed in-patient unit.

The demand for our services has resulted in continued growth. We now have 44 staff members, supported by 40 volunteers, who together serve an average of 110 patients per month.


We aim to provide palliative care of excellence to individuals and families who are affected by a life threatening or life limiting disease in order to enhance their quality of life.


We render a compassionate holistic service of physical, emotional, social and spiritual care to individuals and their families from the broader Stellenbosch communities. We strive to promote the highest possible quality of life during the time of illness and on the bereavement journey. In the provision of the service we involve communities, effectively network and build strong partnerships with both private and public service providers.

Board Members

Adv Willem Pretorius (Chairman)
Mrs Olga Basson
Mrs Renette Hanekom
Mr Wilfred Pietersen
Dr Margie Venter
Dr George Nel (Treasurer)