The Living House

Half Way House
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Works with: Adults, couples, individuals, and families.
Specialising in: Detox, drugs and alcohol, eating disorders, gambling, and sex and pornography.
Working in: English.


The Living House is innovating Addiction Rehabilitation in South Africa.

The Living House provides world class sober living services to people recovering from addiction.

The Living House is a sober home in tranquil Rondebosch, one of Cape Town’s loveliest, tree-lined suburbs. For those who enjoy a safe walk or run in the park, or a picnic outdoors, we are on the perimeter of Keurboom Park, which is lush with trees and has a panoramic view of the mountain range. Sport lovers can walk to the Newlands Rugby Stadium and Cricket Grounds. We are also minutes away from a range of public transport options, making our positioning near perfect.

What sets us apart is that, at The Living House, we view recovery from a multi-dimensional and sustainable perspective. We understand that staying clean and sober is the real challenge and we support clients in creating lives where it is easier to do so. As such, we believe that recovery should be tailored to suit each unique individual – a ‘one size does not fit all’ approach. Our approach incorporates the basic principles of the 12 Step journey. The Living House inspires the connection and growth that comes with living in a sober, caring, close-knit community. Having been admitted after a minimum of three week’s clean time, residents are encouraged to become productive. This, combined with peace and calm, sets the stage for residents to restart their lives free from active drug, alcohol and process addictions.

The Living House has earned a great reputation with people both locally and abroad. Many people travel to Cape Town to benefit from our sober living facility, so that they can consolidate their new skills, regain their confidence and thrive in their recovery.

Newcomers to the house may be supported by our recovery coach over two sessions to develop a personally meaningful recovery plan. This is monitored by our recovery coach during weekly House Meetings, which include facilitation around interpersonal house challenges.

Our house manager facilitates a morning meditation and focus, and supports and encourages the residents in their recovery programmes and intentions.

Recovery assistants are on hand for further support at the end of the evening.

Recovering from any addiction is never easy. We provide a wealth of information for residents to learn more about addiction and how to successfully manage their recovery and other aspects of being.

The Living House comes with all the mod cons, including flat screen TV, comfortably-furnished bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, cosy lounge and dining-room, a meditation room (as dubbed by residents), as well as a swimming pool and large garden. But we’re not just about material comfort. The Living House provides a one of a kind reintegration programme that is supportive and provides recovering addicts with the space they need to venture back into the real world at a steady pace that isn’t over-whelming.

You can choose between one of two accommodation packages, which can be extended, and are payable monthly: One-month and Three-month (highly recommended) contracts, which are renewable.


Tel: 021 685 2927
Mobile: 084 454 8464 Shellean Jones


5 Melrose Walk
Western Cape