Where it started

The Van Waart family’s interest in the field of fertility started in 1993, when Lizanne and Johannes went through three years of fertility treatment before conceiving their second son by a GIFT procedure. But first they experienced about three miscarriages in the years before fertility treatment.

Our Approach

Our patient-centred approach here at Wijnland fertility is what differentiates us. Technically, most of the fertility services are provided by numerous other clinics, but they are offered in isolation.

Wijnland Fertility chooses to use a biopsychosocial model (BPS) with is a general model or approach stat that biological, psychological (thoughts, emotions, and behaviours) and social (socio-economcal, -evironmental & cultural) factors all play a significant role in human functioning in the context of disease or illness.

We aim to treat patients physically, psychologically and socially in a warm, welcoming environment. For us it us not just about success rates, but rather the total experience. In fact, it’s this approach that increase our odds and it shows in the numbers.
The Clinic

Wijnland has invested wisely in their intellectual property, giving their patients exposure to exceptionally trained staff who are committed to upholding and striving to improve international standards and success rates. Furthermore, they have acquired state of the art equipment, amongst others the now well-recognised EmbryoscopeTM, that allows laboratory staff to optimise embryo development and success rates.

We have some of the latest labratory equipment and advanced technologies available to provide our patients with the best possible care in assisted reproduction.

All our equipment is top-of-the-range, specialized IVF equipment imported from leading IVF manufactures. The consumable we use in our protocols are IVF approved and tested to be safe for use in embryos and sperm. Our embryologies are trained scienticially and practically in IVF processes and are registered with the HPCSA.

In 2010, the first IVF was done at Wijnland and our third patient fell pregnant. From then on the results have been overwhelming and we have always strived to continue to provide an excellent laboratory service.
Consultation rooms
We have private consultation rooms in our own clinic, near the MediClinic, Stellenbosch. (we do all reporductive surgeries at the MediClinic hospital)
On premises, state of the art, fully equipped, registered day theatre.
Recovery Rooms
Beautiful, modern and colourful four-bedroom recover area
Meet the team
Meet the proud Founders of Wijnland Fertility – Dr Johannes and Lizanne van Waart – as well as the rest of the team – including Associated Clinicians, Embryologists, Infertility Sisters and Psychologists. Find out more and view the videos.
Success Rates
At Wijnland Fertility, success is not just a rate for us. It’s about the total experience and being patient-centered. If we do this right, our chances of success are always higher. It shows in our numbers.
Fertility Network
We are members of the following organisations and the clinic is part of CME – Continues Medical Education:
ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology)
NAMS (The North American Menopause Society)
ASRM (American Society for Reproduction Medicine)
CMSA (The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa) – Dr Paul Dalmeyer, Life Member
SASREG (South African Society of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy): Lydia Els-Smit, Chairperson of SIG Embryology (SASREG); Dr Paul Dalmeyer, past chairman of SASREG, Honorary and Life Member
IFFS (International Federations of Fertility Societies) – Dr Paul Dalmeyer, Past Board Member
SASOG (South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) – Dr Johannes van Waart, President
IICO (International Infertility Counselling Organisation) – Lizanne van Waart, South African Representative
SAMS (South African Menopause Society) – Dr Johannes van Waart, Board Member; - Dr Paul Dalmeyer, Board Member and Past President
SACNA (South African Clinical Neuropsychological Association)
BICA (British Infertility Counselling Association)
The Oncofertility Consortium
How to improve your fertility
Fertility Services