Swanage – A Home away from Home

Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital

26 Chris Hani Rd
South Africa

Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital

5 Jubilee Rd
South Africa

Helen Joseph Hospital


19 Victoria Road, Sandringham, 2192.

Swanage is situation in a prime location for medical students commuting to the nearby hospitals for elective placements. The map above gives you an indication of the distance to each hospital from Swanage. You can read more about the hospitals below.

Alan offers free pickup and drop off, if available, from OR Tambo Airport. If not available we recommend using Uber taxi’s as they are the cheapest and safest option.

Most students benefit from hiring a car for the duration of their stay, in order to get about. Some recommended car rental companies include: Kinetic Car Rentals and Pace Car Rental.

Please contact Alan at alanpeter@ymail.com for rates. Current rates for 2018 are R220 per night.

A deposit is required to secure your stay in Swanage as there is a high demand for elective student accommodation. A deposit refund of cancellation of the elective within 2 months of arrival will be made. No refund for will be given after that date when accommodation is cancelled, as other students could have benefitted from that booking which was cancelled.


Contact Details

19 Victoria Road, Sandringham, 2192.

mobile: 065 847 6499; email: alanpeter@ymail.com

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Chris Hani Baragwanath

Locally known as ‘Bara, it’ll only take you 30mins to reach the largest trauma center in the world. Set on the edge of Soweto, students can take either the M1, N3, or N12 motorways to work – a route well trodden by Alan.

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Charlotte Maxeke

More commonly known as Jo’burg general, this hospital is conveniently situated on the beautiful University campus of Witwatersrand. Offering plentiful amenities this is undoubtedly a popular destination for elective students, just 20mins from Swanage.

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Helen Joseph

Although further away from its larger brother & sister, it’ll only take 30mins to drive to work. This tertiary centre is less commonly frequented by visiting students, despite getting it’s fair share of trauma cases.