About Oasis Recovery Centre

Oasis is a leading addiction recovery centre, a trusted name in addiction treatment across the globe. One of the few registered treatment facilities in South Africa, Oasis is nestled in the heart of the Garden Route in the beautiful seaside town of Plettenberg Bay.


Since 2005, Oasis has been a sanctuary where clients come seeking recovery, connection and hope. A boutique 14 bed residential rehab, Oasis boasts a secluded and tranquil setting surrounded by picturesque mountains, forests and beaches. The warm secure centre is made up of five comfortable bedrooms that open onto a sunny central courtyard and swimming pool.


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The lounge offers a comfortable communal area for residents to interact, communicate or play one of the numerous board games supplied.  Relax with a book from our well-read library or DSTV. Residents are free to use the pool or play table tennis at their leisure. Personalised healthy and tasty meals are catered by one of Plettenberg Bay’s finest restaurants.


Kathryn and Frank de Gouveia took over Oasis in 2017 and ignited it with new passion and commitment, building on the great work that came before. As a couple dedicated to helping and empowering people, having held leadership positions in the addiction field for over 15 years, they always dreamed of owning their own rehab. Kathryn’s years of studying and experience as a Clinical Director provide her with the knowledge and the expertise to help clients understand their needs and find new and healthier ways of meeting them. Frank’s personal journey of recovery from addiction and his 20 years of sobriety, breathes life into his passion and commitment to carry the message of hope and freedom from this illness.


With a carefully selected team of leading professionals, Oasis provides an innovative and individualised treatment approach. Each client works closely with the experienced multidisciplinary team, including therapists, counsellors, a psychologist, psychiatrist, doctor and registered dietician. Our skilled counsellors are available for one-on-one chats or crises at any time in one of our therapy rooms, which are used for private or group sessions. 24-hour nursing staff are always on hand to ensure clients are comfortable and feeling at home and safe through their life-changing time at Oasis.


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There is often the perception that treatment for addictive disorders and various dual diagnoses has to be uncomfortable, punitive and unpleasant. The Oasis team believes that the process of admitting we have a problem that we cannot solve alone, and the process of healing, is difficult enough.


The Oasis way is to empower people in their journey of discovering who they are, without addiction, obsession and compulsion. Our mission is to rebuild lives through hope, compassion and a dedication to excellence. Through coaching, teaching and guidance, clients move towards living a life with meaning and purpose, with new ways of coping and communicating.


It is more than getting sober in one of the most beautiful regions of South Africa… It’s about achieving true recovery and learning how to live again.