Top 10 Best Hospitals in South Africa 2020


The best hospitals in the world have that tag “best” owing to some of the features or attributes that is common amongst them. According to, there are top four characteristics that all best hospitals embody each and every day.

In South Africa, these features or characteristics that make up the best hospital are the same. Discovery Health (the largest medical aid provider in South Africa with 2.9 million members) in 2018 ranked hospitals on the basis of a survey from different patients. They received approximately 53,000 survey responses from patients admitted to 202 hospitals.

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To a very large extent, the content of the survey highlighted above shares some similarities with the features highlighted in the first and second paragraph. Based on the content of the survey above, these are some of the best hospitals in South Africa in no particular order.

Best Hospitals in South Africa

1. Ahmed Al-Kadi Private Hospital

Ahmed Al-Kadi is a 164-bed hospital based in Durban. The brain behind this hospital which was established in 2017 is the Islamic Medical Association of South Africa. It has over 201-500 employees according to their LinkedIn page.

2. Busamed Gateway Private Hospital

The Busamed Gateway Private Hospital is situated at 36-38 Aurora Dr Unhlanga Rocks, Unhlanga. It has 160 beds and two ICU units. The Hospital was founded in 2015 and it has an employee base ranging of 1001-5000 people.

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3. Busamed Hillcrest Private Hospital

Opened in July 2011, the Busamed Hillcrest Private Hospital is a 200-bed private hospital in Hillcrest.

4. Busamed Lowveld Hospital

Another Hospital owned by Busamed (Pty) Ltd is a fully established overnight surgical hospital with 5 world-class theatres and 50 modern beds. The hospital was acquired by Busamed (Pty) on March 1 2018, but Lowveld hospital started in 2001.

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5. Busamed Modderfontein Private Hospital

This Busamed owned Hospital is situated at 4 Cransley, Long Lake, Sandton, 2090, South Africa. The hospital is a 170-bed acute facility which comprises of a wide range of specialities and also boasts eight state-of-the-art operating theatres. The Busamed Modderfontein Private Hospital started in September 2016.

6. Busamed Paardevlei Private Hospital

This Busamed owned hospital is located at 4 Gardner Williams Avenue, Paardevlei Estate, Cape Town, 7130, South Africa. Busamed Paardevlei Private Hospital is a 100-bed acute hospital and it opened its doors in September 2016.

7. Cormed Clinic

Cormed Clinic is located at Vanderbijlpark, Emfuleni Local Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa. Cormed is the brainchild of Dr. Corrie Lategan and it opened its doors on October 1992.

8. Lenmed Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre

The Lenmed Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre is situated at 11 Riverhorse Drive, Riverhorse Valley, Newlands East, Durban, 4037, South Africa. The hospital has 373 beds and 7 theatres.

9. Lenmed Shifa Hospital

Another Hospital owned by Lenmed, the Lenmed Shifa Hospital has 133 beds, and it is located in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

10. Life Bay View Private Hospital

This hospital has 147 beds, and it is situated at 7 Ryk Tulbach Street Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa. Bay view was established in 1995, and in 2010, it was purchased by Life Healthcare Group.


Other top hospitals in South Africa include

  • Mediclinic Hoogland
  • Mediclinic Panorama
  • Mediclinic Plettenberg Bay
  • Mediclinic Strand
  • Mediclinic Victoria
  • Mediclinic Worcester
  • Melomed Bellville Medical Centre
  • Midlands Medical Centre
  • Moot Algemene Hospital
  • Zuid-Afrikaans Hospital


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