The North-West University’s High Performance Institute invests millions of rands each year in the development and maintenance of its sports facilities. We regard our facilities as the best there is to offer. Each year more than 1 000 international athletes from all over the world make use of the NWU’s High Performance Institute for their pre-season training. The fact that Potchefstroom is located 1 322 metres above the sea level also plays a major role in our facilities being the first choice for athletes choosing a training facility. 

We have several outdoor and indoor sports fields and facilities, including:

  • A sports science laboratory for training, research and the sports scientific testing of athletes
  • A computerised sports information centre
  • Biomechanical and game analysis
  • A heated pool for rehabilitation
  • An ice-bath
  • Steam rooms
  • A fully equipped high-performance gymnasium, including a hammer-strength super circuit and various cardio equipment
  • AlterG (anti-gravity machine)
  • Apparatus for the use of injury rehabilitation and prehabilitation
  • Lecture rooms
  • An indoor synthetic running track (46 m)
  • Conference facilities
  • A coffee shop
  • Rugby fields
  • Soccer fields
  • Tennis courts (hard court) 
  • Netball courts
  • Cricket fields
  • 400 m grass athletic track with synthetic surfaces for field events
  • NWU McArthur athletics stadium with synthetic track
  • Astro hockey fields
  • Grass hockey fields
  • A permanent cross-country race course

Sports medical facilities include:

  • sports physicians
  • physiotherapists
  • chiropractors
  • sports nutrition
  • sports massaging
  • general physicians
  • blood testing
  • orthopaedic surgeons
  • neurofeedback and training
  • hyperbaric oxygen technology
  • biokineticists, sports psychology, sports scientists (new centre – CHHP – link to website)