Visit Us – Public Tours
iThemba also provides tours for the public. Anybody may join one of these tours – however prior booking is essential.
Whilst we do encourage visits as much as possible, it is preferred that groups of no larger than 35 people visit at one time. The tour takes approximately 2 hours, so a good time to start is between 9 – 10 a.m. or at 2 p.m. to allow adequate time.
Please keep in mind that this is a working facility – patients are being treated regularly at the hospital and it is not always possible to see the cancer treatment areas (proton/neutron therapy). Radio nuclide production is also out of bounds when certain radio pharmaceuticals are being produced. If you would specifically like to see these facilities please mention this when booking and we will try and accommodate you accordingly.
Children under the age of 13 are not allowed into any radiation areas – ionising radiation is roughly 400% more harmful and risky to a 10 year old person than to a person aged 50, because the cells in the body of a young person divide faster, are less differentiated and are metabolically more active than in a mature person.
All in all the iThemba LABS is well worth a visit.
TO BOOK YOUR PLACE IN THE NEXT TOUR
+27 21 843 1000 / 1021
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES ABOUT OPEN DAYS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL
There is no charge for a tour of iThemba LABS.