Rehabilitation in South Africa
South Africa is a favoured destination for overseas patients seeking treatment for alcohol, substance and other addictive disorders.
The main factor that recommends South Africa – and most often Cape Town - as a treatment destination is the excellent treatment (often better than that available in the home country) offered at incredibly affordable rates. The cost of high-end rehab in Cape Town is typically a fraction of the cost of treatment in the United Kingdom or Europe.
Overseas patients arriving in South Africa can expect a world class city offering developed infrastructure and excellent health services. There is a two-tier healthcare system in South Africa with a large subsidised public sector and a small, high-quality private sector - with little to no waiting periods. The South African medical fraternity is world-renowned – having pioneered innovations such as the world’s first heart transplant and, more recently, he world’s first transplant of middle-ear bones using 3D printed components. This standard of excellence applies equally in the mental health sector.
On top of all of this, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, offering wonderfully enriching natural and cultural experiences for patients as they advance through their treatment programme.
All overseas patients at Cherrywood House are collected directly from Cape Town International Airport and escorted to Passport control on their departure (save for where alternative arrangements are requested).
Our dedicated in house travel agent will assist you with your journey every step of the way. Whether you require domestic flight bookings, or more complex multi leg international flights, let us handle the formalities for you. Our Cherrywood House travel agent is further able to advise as to current COVID-19 travel requirements as applicable to your country of departure, as well as current requirements in South Africa.
Our services include, but are not limited to:
- Full concierge service
- Visa assistance in advance of travel
- Covid-19 testing requirements for air travel both international and domestic
- Full Covid-19 Advisory service - current restrictions country by country, quarantine periods (where applicable) etcetera
- Flight bookings for both international and domestic travel
- Airport welcome at Cape Town International Airport by a member of the Cherrywood House team
- Transfer service direct from the airport to Cherrywood House
- Hotel arrangements for those clients undertaking a multi-leg international journey
Our in house travel agent is further able to assist with any travel or accommodation requirements for loved ones who may wish to visit you during the course of your treatment.
Please contact us directly for travel agent services.