Maties Climbing

Maties Climbing - the home of Rock Climbing at Stellenbosch.

How it works:

  • Maties Climbing is a registered sport open to anyone interested in Rock Climbing.

  • We are a registered sport at the University and cater for beginners as well as experienced climbers.

  • The climbing wall has 24/7 access for members.

  • Guests are also welcome to try it out - committee members will be present between 14:00-19:00 (Mon-Thurs).

  • Students and non-students of any age are welcome to join.

  • Climbers under 18 to be supervised and spotted by guardians.

Photos by Lumos Photography, Stellenbosch.


  • Membership costs are R450 per year for STUDENTS and R600 for NON-STUDENTS (yes that is super affordable).

  • Guest fees are R20 per day (for those that want to try it out first).

  • Payments can be done via EFT.

  • MCSA members get a 10% discount on Maties Climbing membership.

Getting there:

The boulder cave (climbing wall) can be found at the far eastern side of the Coetzenberg sports grounds (past the Underwater Club and the last cricket field). Please see the map below for directions.

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Don't want to sign up yet?

You are welcome to come check us out first! Come and have a climb between 14:00 and 19:00 (Mon-Thurs) when a committee member will be there to show you the ropes (no pun intended) and rent out shoes.

Gear rental

Members can rent gear only if they are experienced and know how to safely use the gear.