White River Manor is open during lockdown in South Africa

White River Manor is a registered essential service provider and amidst the COVID-19 pandemic continues to offer a world class therapetic Program. We have taken every precaution to maintain the integrity of our environment and screen clients both before and on arrival. Our staff too undergo regular testing and screening to ensure the safety of our clients.

    Restoration | Luxury | Exclusivity

    Luxury rehab and wellness centre in South Africa

    The ultimate recovery destination combines the highest standards of addiction treatment with the latest therapeutic techniques to provide you with the perfect opportunity to achieve the life of fulfillment and freedom that you deserve. Our professional multi-disciplinary team and caring staff have one goal in mind: to assist you in restoring balance to your mind, body, and soul. The individualised program and treatment plan will be crafted around specific needs to assist you in identifying negative thought patterns and emotions that may trigger harmful behaviour. By using dependable therapeutic tools to replace unhealthy coping skills, you can be assured of attaining success.

    Restoration | Luxury | Exclusivity

    Gate leading to a garden at White River Manor

    Restoring Purpose and Direction

    The stressful demands of a busy lifestyle result in unhealthy coping strategies. All you may need is time to reset; to regain perspective and clarity for the way forward, with the professional help and guidance of experienced therapists.

    Restoring Self-worth

    Dependencytrauma, and stress often damage self-esteem and result in a loss of identity. Rediscover yourself while you re-evaluate your priorities and rebuild your self-respect to allow for personal growth to occur.

    Restoring Self-worth
    Luxury Surroundings

    Luxury Surroundings

    Our desire was to create the perfect environment for healing to occur, and we are truly blessed to be situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Spending some time in nature will revitalize your soul.


    We endeavour to exceed your expectations, combining classic décor with absolute comfort. Our passion is to provide quality in every area of service to ensure your complete ease of mind. See our luxury accommodation.

    Luxury Accommodation
    Exclusive Private

    Exclusive Private

    Confidentiality is paramount and we treat each of our clients with the absolute professionalism that they deserve. Our therapeutic team is highly qualified and specialised in order to provide you with a variety of treatment options as part of our individualised program.

    Exclusive Family Recovery

    Restoration of relationships is an essential part of the process and we strive to involve families as far as possible. Family or companion sessions are encouraged to take place on-site or via Skype.

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    What We Treat

    White River Manor offers personalised in-patient care to discerning professionals

    Substance Addiction Treatment
    Behavioural Addiction Treatment

    Relax and restore

    At White River Manor we believe that balance is key to life. We offer some exciting, fun, and adventurous activities in this beautiful part of the world as a break from the intensive therapeutic process that our clients are engaged in.

    Luxury Accommodation

    Luxury recovery and wellness accommodation

    The ultimate recovery destination combines the highest standards of addiction treatment with the latest therapeutic techniques to provide you with the perfect opportunity to achieve the life of fulfilment and freedom that you deserve. Our professional multi-disciplinary team and caring staff have one goal in mind: to assist you in restoring balance to your mind, body, and soul.

    The individualised program and treatment plan will be crafted around specific needs to assist you in identifying negative thought patterns and emotions that may trigger harmful behaviour.


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    Many might be surprised to learn just how common substance abuse is among the global population.

    For instance, one study showed that around thirty-five million people worldwide suffer from drug use disorders while only one in seven people seek treatment.

    You might also be shocked to learn how prevalent alcohol and drug addiction is in specific countries and communities.

    For example, countries like South Africa are renowned for their charming beaches, breathtaking sceneries, and adventurous safaris. 

    However, hidden beneath the majestic beauty of the country is a prevalent drug abuse crisis, with over fifteen per cent of South Africa’s population experiencing a drug problem.

    Drug rehab centres in South Africa

    Although many populations suffer from alcohol and drug abuse issues, research has indicated that countries such as South Africa struggle with alcohol and drug addiction at more advanced rates.

    As if that’s not enough, South Africa has observed a growing increase in harms associated with opioid use specifically, leading to increased demand for inpatient treatment within mental health facilities such as drug or alcohol rehabilitation.

    Alcohol and drug rehab centres offer various addiction services and treatments to those wanting to overcome addiction and specific mental health issues. 

    Most rehab centres, including White River Manor, provide luxury wellness programs and therapeutic services to those seeking treatment for alcohol and drug use disorders. 

    In our experience, integrated treatment approaches are the most effective and include various psychological therapies and modalities to ensure the best possible treatment outcomes for clients.

    Drug and alcohol rehab services in South Africa

    Our specialist team at White River Manor diagnoses and treats various substance addictions and mental health disorders, including the following:

    To learn more about our mental health and alcohol and drug rehab programs, contact our friendly team for further information and support.

    Why do some people become addicted and others 


    It can be challenging to know what causes some people to engage in alcohol or drug abuse while others don’t.

    However, various studies have shown a strong correlation between alcohol and drug use disorders and poor mental health. For instance, a common theme for those with unresolved trauma and mental health challenges is the harmful coping mechanisms many adopt to manage complicated feelings and emotions.

    Research has shown that within various South African communities, many people have reported turning to drugs or alcohol to cope with past issues or stressful life 


    Substances often provide temporary relief for those experiencing mental distress, making people feel good while using. On the other hand, others abuse alcohol or drugs to avoid painful memories or numb difficult feelings and emotions.

    South Africa drug addiction statistics

    As mentioned, substance use disorders are a prevalent issue in South Africa, with statistics showing that drug abuse is twice the world norm within the country.

    A United Nations World Drug Report study showed that South Africa had been named one of the world’s drug capitals.

    In addition, alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in South Africa, with over 30 per cent of the population reporting an alcohol problem. Alcohol misuse has also been reported to be responsible for half of motor accidents within the country.

    White River Manor provides personalised treatment to individuals with alcohol and drug addiction issues, helping them overcome their addiction and achieve lasting wellness and sobriety while avoiding the long-term effects of substance abuse.

    Let’s look at some of these treatments in detail.

    Alcohol and drug addiction treatment in South Africa

    Our experienced, specialised team is dedicated to providing comprehensive and holistic addiction and mental health treatment for individuals grappling with substance abuse and mental health disorders in South Africa.

    White River Manor is a team of highly trained professionals committed to helping our clients achieve lasting sobriety and overall wellness, empowering them to regain control over their lives and learn alternative, healthier ways of coping with stress.

    We know that our clients have had their own unique experiences that have brought them to our centre. 

    Therefore we work with each client to ensure a personalised addiction and mental health recovery program that addresses their treatment needs and preferences.

    Private rehab centres in South Africa

    White River Manor’s private rehab centre in South Africa provides personalised mental health and addiction treatment for people dealing with various issues, including a wide range of mental health problems and substance use disorders.

    Our mental health and addiction treatment programs include the following:

    Inpatient treatment

    White River Manor provides inpatient addiction treatment for clients needing a structured and intensive recovery program.

    Our inpatient treatment programs are tailored to meet each person’s unique requirements, treatment goals, and circumstances.

    In addition, we adopt various evidence-based treatment approaches, such as cognitive-behavioural therapies, wellness programs, executive burnout treatment, dual diagnosis and other therapeutic methods, to address and treat various addictions and mental health disorders.

    Inpatient rehab in South Africa

    Alongside providing structured and personalised addiction and mental health treatment, our inpatient programs also include the following:

    Outpatient treatment in South Africa

    Whether you are receiving treatment for substance addiction or a mental health disorder, outpatient support is vital in helping you achieve and sustain lasting recovery and prevent future relapses.

    For many, completing an addiction program is not the end of the journey but rather the beginning of a new chapter and a life that could only be imagined at the beginning.

    We understand the road to recovery can be long and challenging.

    However, for those in recovery, experiencing an improvement in symptoms and overall well-being makes the path to lasting sobriety and wellness all the more satisfying and worthwhile.

    Our multidisciplinary team ensures that you receive a comprehensive individualised treatment program, including outpatient support and follow-up after completing an addiction treatment program at our centre.

    For those who cannot commit to inpatient rehabilitation, we provide comprehensive outpatient support for individuals seeking recovery from various addictions and mental health disorders.

    Medical detoxification

    Medical detoxification serves as the initial step in most addiction recovery programs.

    Detoxification involves eliminating toxic substances accumulated in the body over time. 

    This treatment includes professional guidance, monitoring, and management of moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms, which are often painful and uncomfortable.

    White River Manor provides a safe and supervised medical detoxification program to clients in South Africa.

    Contact our friendly team to learn more about our medical detox program.

    A holistic approach to mental health and addiction treatment

    Our experienced, specialised team adopts a holistic approach to treatment, addressing addiction and mental health recovery from a comprehensive viewpoint. 

    This involves various therapeutic approaches and modalities, including addressing the physical aspects of addiction and the psychological, emotional, and spiritual dimensions.

    White River Manor provides various holistic treatments to clients in South Africa, including mindfulness therapy, group therapy, and family support, to help individuals achieve a sense of connection, balance, and control.

    Aftercare and support programs 

    After completing an addiction treatment program at our centre, we offer comprehensive aftercare and support services to clients in South Africa.

    Given the high prevalence of relapse in addiction recovery, we armour each client with the necessary tools, support, and resources to prevent relapse, allowing you to live up to your true potential just as you were always meant to.

    Our ongoing aftercare and support services are designed to help you stay on track with your recovery, providing access to specialised support and resources as you navigate life after addiction treatment.

    Returning to your everyday routines after residential treatment can feel more than a little daunting. Likewise, leaving the comfort of a private rehab facility with people who understand and relate to your experiences can be a scary prospect for many.

    You may feel as though you are not entirely prepared to face the outside world and worry that you may return to unhealthy coping mechanisms or are ill-equipped to manage any symptoms that may crop up.

    These concerns are normal after addiction treatment and are one of the reasons that aftercare and support programs are so crucial, particularly during the early stages of recovery.

    White River Manor provides comprehensive aftercare services to support individuals on their path to addiction recovery, helping them stay on track with their progress while reinforcing vital principles learned during treatment, including relapse prevention strategies and practising healthy coping skills.

    Contact a White River Manor specialist to learn more about our aftercare and support program.

    Executive burnout treatment in South Africa

    Executive burnout is a prevalent issue in South Africa.

    You may be surprised to learn that over forty per cent of all work-related illness in South Africa is due to stress, burnout, anxiety, major depression, and anxiety disorders.

    These are harrowing statistics. 

    However, various treatment options can help those experiencing executive burnout achieve a sense of control, balance, and wellness while learning healthier alternatives to coping with stress.

    White River Manor provides executive burnout treatment to clients in South Africa, helping them reset, recharge and return home feeling revitalised and refreshed after the wellness break they need and deserve.

    It can be hard to manage the pressures and strains of life at the top, but help and support are always available, and you can learn to manage stress and regain control in a variety of positive ways.

    Contact our friendly team to learn more about our executive burnout treatment program. 

    Pain recovery treatment in South Africa

    We recognise and understand that chronic pain has roots in psychological trauma, causing limbic system impairment in some cases.

    Our unique pain recovery program addresses these impairments through a trauma-informed therapeutic and behavioural approach.

    During treatment, we use neuroplastic–based therapies to retrain your limbic system, helping to create new healthy neuronal pathways to replace previously damaged functions.

    In addition, the mind-body-spirit connection and restorative wellness are all critical pillars in our approach. Connectedness and shared energy are pivotal to addiction recovery, including the healing powers of the outdoors. Thus we integrate wildlife and nature as part of your healing journey.

    We provide a unique client-centric, evidence-based pain recovery program to clients in South Africa. This consultant-led treatment focuses on your personal history and needs, ensuring you get the most out of your recovery.

    White River Manor: Leading providers of addiction and mental health treatment in South Africa

    White River Manor offers comprehensive mental health and addiction treatment for people struggling with substance use disorder and other mental health issues, including depression and anxiety.

    We provide personalised, integrated mental health and addiction treatment to clients in South Africa, helping them achieve lasting recovery and sobriety while regaining control and balance in their lives.

    Our treatment programs include alcohol addiction treatment, drug addiction treatment, pain recovery, trauma treatment, and more, all within a tranquil, private rehab facility.

    In addition, we provide ongoing aftercare and support services to help our clients prevent relapse and manage their recovery after leaving our rehab centre.

    If you or a loved one is grappling with addiction or mental health issues, please get in touch with one of our specialists, who can provide support and guidance.

    We are here and ready to help!