Keith Wilkes, founder of The Cedars, spent the better part of his 36 years in sobriety within the addiction services industry. This vital experience helped sculpt Keith’s vision: a 12-Step based multi-disciplinary approach to addiction treatment that would impact the lives of inpatients and their families.
Beckoned by the sights and sounds of Africa, Keith and his partner, Julia, left the UK for a trip to South Africa in 2002 and it was there that they discovered the setting in which his vision would become reality. Keith and Julia came to view The Cedars Estate in Scottburgh, Kwazulu-Natal. They were instantly struck by its grand beauty and its tranquil atmosphere, offering the spaciousness, peace and sense of safety that they knew would encourage personal recovery and transformation.
Today, The Cedars has played an integral role in the recovery of hundreds of people and has grown to include three beautiful facilities around the country.
At The Cedars, we believe that taking ownership opens doors.
"When we have the courage to be vulnerable,
To face our innermost demons and let ourselves be seen
When we gift true forgiveness of self and others
Transforming lapses into lessons And owning our worth
It is then that we can embrace the power of recovery”.
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