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    Luxury Rehab: Why South Africa Is Great Value for Money

    Published on December 7, 2022

    The road to recovery doesn’t have to be difficult. To give your treatment the greatest chance of success, your choice of a rehab centre is so vital. You must find a destination that closely matches your rehabilitation goals.

    Several factors must be taken into account when considering your options for addiction, depression, or executive burnout recovery. Of course, quality of care should be number one. However, location and affordability shouldn’t be overlooked.

    There are many reasons why South Africa is an excellent destination for your recovery. It has a superb climate, unmatched culture, and stunning scenery.

    However, perhaps its biggest appeal is its value for money, especially compared to other rehab centres in Europe or America.

    Well-priced, high-quality treatment

    Accomodation at White River Manor

    Money should never be an obstacle to getting the treatment you need and deserve. Rehabilitation programs in Europe and the USA are often very expensive; the end result is that many people end up sacrificing the level of care they receive, and the final results are not as desired. However, in South Africa, that won’t be the case.

    Nowadays, South Africa is incredibly excellent value for money, not only as a holiday destination but also as a place for luxury rehabilitation. This is because the South African Rand has depreciated enormously against the US dollar, Pound Sterling, and the Euro in recent years, resulting in the high-quality treatment being available at a fraction of the cost compared to back home. 

    This is certainly the case at White River Manor. With an all-inclusive 28-day stay available for as little as $15,125 (€13,805 or £12,518), our tailor-made treatment programs offer excellent value for money.

    With the country’s leading treatment specialists all working towards your recovery, we provide all clients with a five-star, fully supportive environment. We practice holistic therapy, combining Western psychotherapy and Eastern wellness practices in an environment where clients feel safe, supported, and connected.  

    Travelling to join us here for treatment means you don’t have to sacrifice the quality of service.

    Your recovery and an adventure holiday in one

    Safari - White River Manor

    The greatest benefit of choosing South Africa for your addiction or mental health treatment is that it can also feel like a holiday.

    South Africa is a popular destination with direct flights into Johannesburg and Cape Town from around the world, giving visitors an excellent opportunity to experience some of the world’s top tourist hotspots.

    Exploring new places during your recovery is an excellent way to broaden your horizons and start seeing your own world in a different light. Choosing a destination far removed from the norm will help you regain control over your choices. 

    Besides its great cities, South Africa has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to nature, with an abundance of the diverse and wonderful scenery that will take your breath away.

    One of the most beautiful parts of the country is, without a doubt, the area around the White River. Surrounded by agricultural farmscape and rolling hills, with the tropical African Lowveld forests in the distance, White River Manor is just kilometers away from the Kruger National Park – one of South Africa’s largest and most renowned game reserves, where The Big Five can be spotted.

    In order to truly recharge, you need to get away from the environment that is trapping you in a vicious circle of bad habits. Exposing yourself to the elements is essential for reconnecting, learning self-control, reducing stress, and helping you clear your mind.

    This is why during a stay at White River Manor, we provide several incredible outdoor activities and adventure opportunities for guests, such as a one-day safari.

    We also invite you to immerse yourself in the outdoors by hiking, mountain biking, yoga, horse trail riding, or white water rafting. You can also take advantage of our swimming pool and spa daily to ensure that your mind remains distracted from cravings and focused on an activity instead.

    Affordable luxury 

    Accomodation at White River Manor

    Going abroad and becoming one with nature doesn’t mean you have to miss out on home comforts. South Africa is renowned for offering exceptional quality travel and accommodation at affordable prices.

    Set within a beautiful 100-year-old English estate with tranquil mature gardens, White River Manor is a private resort-style facility nestled along the river of the same name in the heart of South Africa, in the Mpumalanga region.

    Our accommodation ranges from just $15,125 (€13,805 or £12,518) for our Standard Private to $32,945 (€29,645 or £27,005) for The Manor Suite – our most luxurious private open-plan villa with private bathroom, private garden with plunge pool, flat-screen TV with satellite and outdoor shower.

    These prices are significantly lower than American and European treatment centres, and come with the added benefit of being in a five-star South African lodge immersed in magnificent, natural surroundings. 

    Pioneering addiction treatment


    Research shows that nature has a profound effect on our physical and emotional well-being. Even just by looking at it, we start to feel better, and our vitality increases. This is just one reason South Africa is one of the top locations in the world for substance recovery programs.

    Another is because South Africa is a pioneer in medical research and now has an abundance of world-class rehab centres, with particular excellence in the field of substance abuse and burnout. It also has the added benefit of being delivered in English.

    Here at White River Manor, we’re proud to have a world-class team that includes clinical and counseling psychologists, a professor of psychiatry, a CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) expert, a behavioural specialist, and an on-site dietician and personal trainer who work in tandem with a dedicated team of nurses 24 hours a day.

    With decades of experience, we also recognise that one size doesn’t fit all and that creativity and self-expression are an important part of the recovery process. That’s why our program incorporates art and music classes, which are given by a registered art counselor and music therapist.

    This army of professionals is all at your service, all working to ensure you always feel safe and supported and to create a personalised treatment program that suits your needs.

    And, remember, you can get all of this for just a small fraction of what it would cost in Europe or the US.

    Start your journey to recovery now!

    As you can see, there is no better place to undertake your journey to recovery.

    South Africa really is a special place with plenty to offer in terms of quality of care, location, and affordability.

    Contact us today for more information about our made-to-measure treatment plans, and start your journey to recovery now!

    About Giles Fourie

    Giles Fourie is the director and co-founder of White River Manor. He is dedicated to providing the best care for clients seeking recovery from substance abuse, anxiety, depression, or co-occurring disorders.