Twin Rivers has developed programmes that really work in addressing substance abuse and mental health disorders. South Africa might seem to be a long way from home, but in comparison it is a small price to pay!

Twin Rivers Rehab is a premier, International, licensed treatment centre that has been assisting people with addiction and mental health disorders since 2011 and recognised as the best option for those seeking, affordable, residential treatment outside of Europe.

Twin Rivers has developed an uncluttered, more traditional based program that genuinely focusses on client individuality. Located a few minutes away from the beach, Twin Rivers is nestled in a quiet residential area in Plettenberg Bay, The Garden Route, South Africa.

David has captured the essence of his own positive rehab experience and merged it into the uniqueness that Twin Rivers affords all their clients today.

Regular individual counselling sessions and group therapy is very much at the core of the program infused with TRE (Trauma Release Exercises) which compliments the ‘talk’ therapy. The daily program is influenced by client feedback in their daily diaries ensuring that the therapeutic communities needs are addressed as they arise.

Each morning starts with a walk to the beach which has incredible views of the Tsitsikamma and outeniqua mountain ranges to the East and Robberg Peninsula to the West. There are frequent visits to the local gymnasium and pool and clients enjoy the excursions such as deep-sea fishing or going to the Elephant Sanctuary.


Twin Rivers Rehab is a comfortable, warm and spacious home with attractively decorated rooms. There is plenty of great outdoor spaces, set in tranquil and beautiful surroundings in the heart of the seaside town of Plettenberg Bay, South Africa which is 1 141 km from Johannesburg, 520 km from Cape Town and 1 136 km from Durban.

The Twin Rivers Rehab House is configured to accommodate community living which is an important aspect of the treatment programme at the centre. There is a spacious lounge and kitchen/dining area plus garden areas all offering a peaceful, private setting for reflection, studying and relaxation.

The centre is within short walking distance from the local award winning beaches and The Robberg Peninsula and an hours drive from George airport where Twin Rivers International clients are collected and transferred to Twin Rivers Rehab.

Twin Rivers Rehab is South Africa’s Premium Treatment Centre for International clients from Holland, Birmingham (UK), Bristol (UK) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).


Twin Rivers opened in 2011 and is a fully licensed-independent residential treatment centre that offers affordable treatment for those suffering with addiction and mental health problems. David Briskham, Twin Rivers Director has worked in the field of addiction and mental health since 1997 and has lived in Plettenberg Bay-South Africa for many years. Twin Rivers admits a maximum of 12 clients at any one time which ensures that individual need are successfully recognised and addressed.

Twin Rivers is like no other rehab as we have pets on-site, two dogs and two free-roaming parrots who are all rescue animals and also in recovery! Twin Rivers is not a clinical-hospital setting but rather a warm homely experience located close to award winning beaches. We go to the local gym regularly as exercise is extremely important, especially for addicts and people suffering from mental health disorders such as depression.

The therapeutic team is a mixture of ‘recovering’ and ‘non-recovering’ professionals who work closely together in affectively addressing all clients medical and psychological needs. The team includes two local doctors-psychiatrist-clinical social worker-registered nurses-addiction counsellors-step work counsellor as well as other consultants who facilitate drama workshops and art therapy.


Treatment Commitment

Whether a client has been in rehab before or not, we encourage clients to commit to our three-month programme. This time period allows for full bio-psycho-social assessments and an opportunity to start addressing the clients psychological issues which may span over many years and may include unresolved trauma related events. Whilst at Twin Rivers, all clients can gain insight into their destructive patterns of thinking-feeling and behaving and learn how to ‘manage’ their addiction and mental health problems in a more productive way