It can be overwhelming to consider fertility treatment and all that goes along with it. Even more so when you have to travel internationally. PTA Fertility Centre is a popular choice for international patients due to our affordable prices and exceptional care. We are here for you, every step of the way.
Why choose us?
Our highly-qualified staff are always prepared and glad to assist. We believe that only the best is good enough for you.
Compared to other top fertility centres in the country, we rank at the top for quality care at an affordable price.
High quality procedures
Our doctors are always up-to-date with the latest procedures and techniques.
Doctors and staff at PTA Fertility Centre know and understand the anxiety and fears brought about by infertility. Our ultimate aim is to provide a safe space where cutting-edge infertility solutions can be applied with a human touch.
Where do I start?
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Accommodation – where to stay
Protea Hotel Fire & Ice
The Woodpecker Inn
The Woodpecker Inn is an affordable yet luxurious 5 star guest house, situated in the prestigious Woodhill residential and golf estate opposite Netcare Pretoria East Hospital.
Avenues Guest House
Avenues Guest House is a family friendly, non-smoking establishment situated close to major venues, routes and golf courses. The accommodation is also in close proximity to Pretoria East Hospital.
The Angel’s Place Boutique Hotel
A cozy, upmarket guesthouse. This exclusive hotel and upmarket guesthouse is a piece of heaven that lies in wait for the international traveller.
This guest house is located in Erasmuskloof, a residential area close to Netcare Pretoria East hospital and is a mere 20-minute drive from OR Tambo International Airport.
Transportation – how to get around
The Gautrain links O.R. Tambo and Pretoria (Hatfield station) with a swift train ride. You can refer to the Gautrain website for timetables as well as its tourism map.
Avis Car Rental
Avis car rental operates in the Pretoria/Tshwane district and can facilitate pick-up and drop-off at the Gautrain station and the O.R. Tambo International airport
The world famous convenient, inexpensive ride-hailing company also offers their services in South Africa. Just download the app and you can then request a ride.
Laws & Regulations
South Africa’s laws around assisted reproductive treatment are quite liberal. As you embark on this journey it is important to know and understand these laws so you can be better prepared.
Embryo transfer limit
In South Africa it is allowed to transfer a maximum of 3 embryos per cycle. However, SASREG advises a single embryo in most cases. Only if the mother is over 38 years old, 2 embryos are indicated.
In South Africa, no money may be exchanged in turn for surrogacy. Although the surrogate’s life insurance as well as their medical health bills will be settled by the commissioning parents.
Donor Eggs or Sperm
As with surrogacy, no one is allowed to be paid for donating their eggs or sperm and the identity of the donor is protected by law. Donors are however compensated for their time for donating.
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis/screening is not permitted in many countries, but is now legal in South Africa.
South African law doesn’t allow for a partner or spouse to use the sperm of their deceased partner in an IVF procedure unless explicit consent has been given in the deceased’s will.
Things to do in Gauteng
Half Day Pretoria City Tour
This tour gives some background to Pretoria’s rich background and history. It includes stops at the massive granite structure, the Voortrekker Monument, Church Square and the Union Buildings. When getting out at stops one can explore and take in the surroundings.
Elephant Sanctuary Tour
The Cradle of Humankind
Rietvlei Nature Reserve
Pack a picnic basket and have lunch in nature, enjoy the plethora of game and bird life as you drive through the reserve. Hiking through the reserve is also an experience not to be missed. If you’re out and about, bring the family along and have a nice braai in the braai areas.