Oasis Recovery Centre

Oasis is a boutique residential treatment, rehabilitation and recovery centre dedicated to an integrative treatment approach to addiction. Our goal is to identify the root of our clients’ addiction and guide them in developing new ways of coping and communicating. We believe that uncovering and understanding the function of addiction in our clients’ lives is the route to effective and long-lasting recovery. At Oasis, we provide our clients the opportunity to practice new skills in a safe and tranquil beach environment that supports healing and change.


Nestled in the heart of the Garden Route, our team has taken this journey with many clients over the years, finding freedom from addiction, eating disorders and co-morbid psychiatric conditions.


Oasis Recovery Centre is family owned and run by Kathryn and Frank de Gouveia. Kathryn and Frank were brought together by their passion and dedication to guiding people through the challenging journey of addiction and eating disorders, and have 30 years of experience between them.


In November 2017, they took the leap of leaving their positions as the clinical team of an established and highly respected treatment centre in Cape Town to follow their hearts in taking over Oasis, a world renowned addiction rehabilitation boutique.


Over the past few months, they have hand selected a team of experts and professionals and created an innovative and individualised treatment approach.

Feed your soul with activities including Elephant Encounters, Wildlife Tours, Horse Riding, Equine Therapy, Art Therapy, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddling, Drama, Swimming, Yoga, Hiking, Boating, Whale Watching, Golf, Mountain Biking, Surfing, and more……


Treatments at Oasis Recovery Centre

Our Addiction Programme


A fundamental principle of Oasis’ treatment is our philosophy that addictive behaviours are a means to survive, a way to cope with stress, escape inner pain and relieve guilt. In our treatment, a crucial element is creating an understanding of the important function that each individual client’s addiction serves.


We aspire to be the most thorough and comprehensive addiction treatment team in the country. Our clients aren’t treated with a one-size-fits-all approach, they aren’t shamed for having an illness, and they are not measured in terms of their value to our bottom line.


Each of our clients has a story of devastating entrapment, of erosion of confidence and destruction in their lives. But with each of these stories, there is an ember of hope… An ember that with care, attention and skilled precision can be gently fanned to create a flame.


With over a century of combined experience, we have assembled a relentless team who strives to help no matter what. Our team understands that addiction is complex, and that our clients’ treatment programmes need to be as unique as each client.

Specialised Eating Disorder Programme


We take every aspect of our client into consideration as we develop and create a personalised treatment plan that encourages healing emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. With our 24-hour nursing staff and specialised dietetic programme, our eating disorder programme integrates various elements from different therapy practices to provide the most effective and efficient care for our individual clients, including a full psychiatric, medical, psychological and nutritional plan.

Evidence Based Therapy

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Psycho-dynamic Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Schema Therapy

Supportive Therapy

  • 12 Step Programme
  • Equine Therapy
  • Volunteer Programme
  • Engaging with Nature
  • Beach Walks

Creative Therapy

  • Play Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Drama Therapy
  • Yoga Therapy

Registered with

As an Approved Rehabilitation Centre