Medical Tourism

Fitting of Artificial Limbs in a Beautiful & Calming Environment

Marissa Nel and Associates provides prosthetic care and rehabilitation at their facility in Hogsback. The village of Hogsback overlooks the rivers and slopes of the Tyume Valley and is set up high in the Amathole Mountains in the Eastern Cape. It got its name from nearby mountain peaks, which resemble the bristles of a hog’s back. The village is surrounded by centuries-old indigenous forests and magical waterfalls.

We offer a perfect setting for the fitting of artificial limbs after amputation. With a focus on individual care we ensure that each patient is attended to with the utmost dignity, kindness and compassion. We find that the short stay at Marissa Nel and Associates in Hogsback is the perfect steppingstone for a patient to learn how to adapt to their new form of mobility.

Artificial limbs and orthotic devices are manufactured in-house and are designed for each patient individually. We offer solutions and products from the largest Orthotic and Prosthetic manufacturers in the world. The Prosthetists take care of the measuring, manufacturing, and fitting of the prosthetic limb ensuring a comfortable fit for our patients to achieve maximum independence.

Patients have the freedom to tailor design their itinerary. We provide accommodation, restaurant, and tourist activity suggestions. We can facilitate these bookings on your behalf.

Our patients often arrive fragile, and after they have been fitted and had the time to adjust to their new artificial limb, we encourage and support them to complete our customised newly installed 100 step obstacle course. Our patients are awarded a certificate for their incredible achievement which bolsters their confidence and sets them on the path of believing they are ‘abled’.

We extend a warm welcome to patients requiring fitting of artificial limbs, which is available at affordable prices from a certified Prosthetist in an ideal private location.


We can provide a driver to ensure that all your transportation needs are catered for


Facilitate accommodation arrangements with recommended establishments


Assistance with any tourist activities you may want to enjoy during your stay