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Pathways Wild Review

Pathways Wild is a South African luxury rehab that provides world class services and experiential treatment while surrounded by wild animals. While living in the center of game reserves, clients can expect 12-step, the Minnesota Model of Recovery, group and individual therapy and holistic treatment. Men and women reconnect with themselves through the power of nature and unique ontological modalites.

Accommodations and Food

Up to 20 guests at once can stay at Pathways Wild, and they are given the option of either a private or semi-private room in cozy cottages. The housing has a Safari Lodge feeling to it, and the rooms have Wifi and satellite TV, as well as en suite bathrooms. Clients enjoy daily turn down service and housekeeping.

The facility itself sits in the middle of some of South Africa’s most beautiful beaches, Big Five Game reserves and forests. If that isn’t enough to keep the guests occupied, there are always the breathtaking views from the cliffside pathways overlooking the Indian Ocean, or the sprawling grounds that contain ponds and exotic plant life.

Meals are prepared by an international chef who makes gourmet cuisine inspired by tastes from all over the world.

Treatment and Staff

There are several different treatment tracks that clients can have once they begin programming at Pathways Wild. Referrals to outside detox facilities can be made prior to beginning care at Pathways Wild. Every client is provided with an individualized treatment plan that consists of individual and group therapy, nutritional counseling and nature therapy. There are several different sensory experiences folded into treatment, such as the Forest Sensory Experience, where clients wake up at dawn and are taken to the middle of the forest to witness nature unfold for the day, or the Wild Cat Experience, which enables clients to rely on their natural instincts to discover what they need to feel emotionally balanced. There are also group sessions that require complete silence through meditation that takes place inside the serval enclosure. Holistic approaches vary from client to client, and can entail gardening, learning how to live off the land, regular exercise and a variety of life skills training.

These approaches are designed to address past traumas and unlock each individual’s personal potential through adventure therapy. In general this organization treats individuals with a primary diagnosis of substance use disorder and is perhaps not the best fit for those struggling with co-occurring disorders.

Staff includes Master’s-level therapists who specialize in addiction, certified adventure therapists and residential support staff.


Some of the experiences and excursions include whale watching excursions, sailing and ocean paddling, horseback riding, mountain biking, safaris, and walks with elephants, lions and more wild animals.

In Summary

Pathways Wild is a one of a kind recovery experience that merges wildlife, exotic scenery and therapeutic activities into one unique healing opportunity. Treatment uses techniques that encourage the clients to step out of their comfort zones and realize that life can be full and wonderful without the crutch of drugs and alcohol. Pathways Wild is an interesting and exciting way to address addiction.

Pathways Wild Location

Plettenberg Bay
Western Cape, Cape Town
South Africa

Pathways Wild Cost

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