Surgery and treatment in South Africa is becoming an attractive proposition for those people who are on a tight budget, or who are perhaps looking to combining their surgery or treatment with a period of recuperation in a pleasant climate.
South Africa is a vast and diverse country, bordered to the east, north and west by the republics of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. It has been firmly on the map as a leader in medicine since the first human heart transplant was performed in Cape Town in 1967 and today the high standard of surgery in South Africa is world renowned.
Medical tourists might choose to soak up the sun in the Western Cape or explore the exotic and dramatic contrasts of Africa on safari in the wildlife and nature reserves. Cape Town is a cosmopolitan city with something for everyone; mountains, beaches, and stunning scenery. Take a hike into the mountains, a tour of the wineries, or urban lovers can simply soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the city or its small country towns.