White River Manor

International Treatment Guide

White River Manor offers modern luxury addiction and wellness treatment in beautiful South Africa for a fraction of the cost.

As seen on Destinations: An Exploration of Luxury Treatment

Why Recover in South Africa?

White River Manor was recently featured in a documentary that explores top luxury treatment destinations around the world. Watch the episode below to see for yourself why we think South Africa is an ideal destination for someone to find restoration!

Recover at a Five-Star South African Lodge

Located just a few miles from Kruger National Park and nestled inside a 100-year-old garden, White River Manor’s five-star lodge combines the natural beauty of South Africa with all the amenities of a luxury Western resort.

Focus on Your Recovery and Rejuvenation

Recovering far from home allows one to break from their current environment and focus their energy on overcoming their addiction. Our clients have plenty of time to relax, reflect, and experience the beauty of South Africa.

Stay Connected

Although we encourage clients to focus on recovery during their stay, we understand that not everyone can completely separate themselves from work and life at home for a month or more. On campus we have free Wi-Fi to help you keep up with responsibilities back at home and we allow the usage of cellular phones at designated times. 

Experience Luxury Treatment at an Affordable Price

All-inclusive pricing starts at $13,750 USD for 28 days ($491Per Day). Included in this price you’ll receive the following:

  • Personalised treatment therapies and counseling
  • Professional life coaches
  • Individual development and treatment plan
  • Group Therapies
  • Aftercare plan with ongoing counseling and therapeutic support
  • Luxury housing in a semi-private villa
  • Amenities: free wifi, laundry services, pool, 24 hour dedicated service professionals, sports and recreational activities, turndown service
  • Nutritious meals in the full service restaurant including; full breakfast, upmarket lunch and dinner with specific dedicated meal courses prepared by an Executive Chef
  • Round trip transportation between the centre and Kruger International Airport

Comprehensive Recovery Programme

Holistic Approach

We take every element of the client into consideration and create a personalised treatment plan that helps them through the psychology, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of addiction. We base our treatment on a combination of curriculums and the 12 Steps.

Personalised Treatment Therapies

We integrate elements from different therapy practices to provide the utmost care for our clients. We offer music therapy, psychodynamics, mindfulness and solution focused therapy, as well as individual, group and family therapies.

Program Length

Most of our clients stay between 28 to 120 days. The amount of time a client spends in our programme depends on their treatment needs. We work with each of our clients to develop a custom programme that will work for them.

Room Options

Our clients choose from our five luxury room options:

  1. Manor Suite (Presidential): Luxurious private villa with private bathroom, garden, and plunge pool. 
  2. Private Luxury Suite: Luxurious accommodation with a bedroom and attached lounge with fireplace, private bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower, and views of magnificent and tranquil gardens.
  3. Private Executive Villa: Luxurious rooms with en-suite bathrooms, private indoor and outdoor showers, and patios that either overlook citrus orchard or pine forest.
  4. Standard Private Room: Spacious and comfortable room with a private en-suite bathroom and private veranda.
  5. Semi-private Suite: Standard large room with two beds and a private bathroom.


We believe nutrition is an essential component to healing and recovery. Every day White River Manor’s professional chef prepares a variety of fresh meal options for a balanced and healthy diet. We also have a well-stocked milk bar, café, and delicatessen that sells fine coffee, cappuccinos, espressos, croissants, and freshly prepared snacks.


Our client’s have the opportunity to include a variety of leisure, adventure, and sporting activities in their programme. Here are a few of our favourites:

  • Safari at Kruger National Park
  • Helicopter tours of the surrounding area
  • Elephant rides
  • Horse trail riding
  • Jogging, walking, hiking paths
  • Mountain biking
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing

Our Story

Founded on Excellence

White River Manor started as a dream of Giles and Jeanine Fourie to establish a luxury rehabilitation centre in South Africa with the level of excellence and care only seen before in the US or Europe. After 25 years of combined experience working in the rehab industry, Giles’ and Jeanine’s dream finally became a reality when they joined efforts with their long time friends and business partners, Jerry Hartless and Dr. Mike McDermott who also shared the same dream. They purchased a beautiful five-star lodge (where Giles and Jeanine had actually been married a few years before) and transformed it into a luxury treatment facility.

Love for South Africa’s Beauty

During Jerry’s and Dr. Mike’s travels, business ventures, and humanitarian works in Mozambique, a nation bordering South Africa, they were exposed to the beauty of South Africa. Captivated by South Africa’s stunning landscape, Jerry purchased a personal residence on 243 hectares (600 acres). Jerry originally set out to open a luxury rehab centre on his property but soon after discovered a boutique hotel for sale located on 60 hectares (148 acres) of pristine land containing a 100-year-old garden. The beauty of the boutique hotel and property inspired Jerry to purchase it and transform it into a five-star lodge and luxury rehab centre. Jerry and his executive team founded White River Manor with the belief that they could provide better accommodations and better customer service than luxury centres in the States at a fraction of the price.

Personal History With Addiction

Jerry started White River Manor out of his personal recovery experience and passion for helping others. In years past, being a high-paced executive and functioning addict, Jerry checked himself into several luxury and executive rehabs in California, USA. Jerry had a near death experience, which had a profound impact on him, leading him to focus less on his very successful telcom business ventures and more on purpose driven business. Today, years after his successful recovery, Jerry’s business ventures are focused on helping other people live better lives.

Traveling Logistics

Getting Your Visa

We recommend that you ask your nation’s consular about international travel requirements. For those from the USA or UK, here are some quick facts about international travel:

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding international travel.

Booking Your Flights & Getting To White River Manor

Your final destination should be either Johannesburg (JNB) or Kruger International Airport (MQP). Nonstop flights from large airports like New York, Atlanta, London, or Dubai range from $1000 to $1800. Flying into Johannesburg tends to be the more affordable option with purchasing a separate ticket to MQP from JNB on South African Airways for a short 45-minute flight. If you’d like, our staff can help you coordinate, purchase flights, and arrange transport from the airport to the centre. We are committed to do everything we can to make our client’s traveling experience to as smooth and enjoyable as possible. 

Get Started

For more information, please contact us through our contact information listed below. We have experienced admission coordinators ready to answer any questions you have. Our admissions coordinators will also walk you through a short admission assessment where they will ask you basic questions about your addiction and health history.

Give Us a Call

South Africa: +27 (82) 7315939 Toll Free: (800) 205-5961

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