36 Tennant Rd, Kenilworth, Cape Town, SA

As seen on TV

A rehabilitation center in Cape Town offering world-class treatment

Treat your addiction with a programme that works with and for you. Heal your mind and strengthen your spirit with expert support in beautiful Cape Town and you’ll soon be ready to take on the rest of the world again.

Your first step

We’d like to take a moment to recognise the bravery that it takes to make your first step. Finding a suitable rehabilitation programme for yourself or for a loved one suffering from addiction can be hard. But you’ve made the right choice.

Instead of asking the common question, “Why are you addicted?”, we instead focus on asking our clients, “Why are you in pain?” Pain drives addiction and we’re here to uproot that.

By your side at every stage

Our holistic approach sets us apart from many rehab centres across the world. We treat every individual on a case-by-case basis, considering their life experiences and affirming them at every stage. 

Clients who work with us can expect to leave treatment feeling:

  • More in control
  • Reset and hopeful for the future, with clear direction
  • Able to move on from the past
  • Supported and never judged as they rebuild self-esteem
  • Strong enough to continue to break the cycle of addiction

And beyond the completion of treatment

Our support doesn’t end after primary care. Once the primary phase of treatment is completed, we offer exposure therapy during the secondary phase of treatment, allowing clients to engage with the world with increased freedoms, in order to experience triggers, and process these with their counsellors, whilst still in a safe and supportive environment. We’re committed to helping everyone achieve meaningful recovery in order to reintegrate into a happy, healthy, and sustainable lifestyle. 


Anchor Huis appears in the new show "Ewout in the Addiction Clinic" on Videoland

Anker Huis rehab, along with partner clinics Cherrywood House and Villa Consano, are the focus of a new series by programmer Ewout Genemans, in which he visits Dutch people undergoing addiction treatment in South Africa.

Our treatment center attracts many Dutch clients each year. In his program Ewout In De Verslavingskliniek, Genemans wants to understand why treatment in South Africa is so attractive to Dutch people.

Through intimate interviews with clients and our staff, he gets answers to these and other questions. The Videoland series gives a unique look behind the doors of Anchor Huis, which normally remain strictly closed due to our focus on client privacy.

The pilot episode of the show will be available on Videoland streaming service from May 22nd.

Ewout in the addiction clinic - shot in Anker Huis Rehab South Africa

What our patients think about us

“My experience here at Anker Huis was great. After a long period of drugs and alcohol, it was time to get my life back together again. Was it not for Anker Huis, having to pick up the pieces of my life was far beyond reach. I came here distraught, an emotional wreck beyond repair… at least that is what I thought.

Today I sit here, with a big smile, back raised straight, and legs standing strong. I have had an emotional rollercoaster of a journey here, but it was well worth it. The staff has proven to be more than just a great help but also on all moral and emotional levels. I am glad to have finally, after so many years of screaming for help. I had a group of people who wholeheartedly grabbed the bull by the horns and set my life back in motion.

Thank you to all of those who helped me and good luck to those who will arrive…

This is a life given back”.


Our Programmes

We are committed to comprehensive care in addiction and mental health

Residential Programme

30 days - 3 months

We employ a flexible approach in our residential addiction treatment, placing the individual and their specific needs and capacities at the center of the individual treatment plan. Our minimum programme duration is 30 days.

We are committed to helping our clients achieve meaningful recovery in order to reintegrate into a happy and healthy lifestyle that is sustainable in the long run. This sustainable foundation must be laid for successful ongoing rehabilitation and recovery, with reliable relapse prevention and accountability.

Quite often the addict will feel isolated, trapped by their addiction and unable to communicate with their family and friends. While they may feel isolated and separate from others, the consequences of their addiction are not.

Our comprehensive care:

We focus on the underlying issues at the root of the problem, addressing biochemistry as well as behaviour patterns. Underlying mental issues could take the form of anxiety disorders, ADHD, insecurities, trauma, depression or bipolar disorders; we’re here to show your brain the attention it needs in order to figure this out. 

It can be any of the above that cause the client to resort to medicate themselves by turning to drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, sex, gaming, etc. to temporarily escape from reality. 

Our support covers but is not limited to:

  • Drug Abuse
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Prescription Drug Abuse
  • Medication Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Eating Disorders
  • Behavioural Addictions
  • Co-dependancy
  • Sex & Love Addiction
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gaming Addiction

What We Offer

There is no one size fits all approach to recovery – we assess each client individually, and develop a personalised programme

Group Therapy

Mindfulness Practice