Sober Living



Making Recovery a Joyful Part of Everyday Life

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SOber Home

What is a sober home?


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Sober Home

A Sober Home is not a rehab, a halfway house, a treatment centre or a clinic. At Palm Gardens Residence we do not treat, diagnose or dispense medication, but will assist you should it be indicated. We colaborate with locally available clinics, doctors, psychologists, counsellors or community-based support initiatives.

At Palm Gardens Residence we endeavour to compliment a nourishing environment that focuses on reintegration and on-going life recovery.


We provide sobriety accommodation coupled with a life model environment. Palm Gardens Residence is a place of belonging, your home away from home whilst you consolidate and explore the joys of recovery.

Whether you want to continue studying, pursue a new career, achieve a life goal or are simply ready to embark on your road to recovery and fresh start to life. Palm Gardens Residence is waiting for you.

"Research has shown that having a stable living environment is important for everyone’s well-being, especially for someone in early recovery. Based on studies conducted on the authenticity of the benefits of sober living environments, sober living homes can contribute to fewer chances of relapse and greater lengths of sobriety. There is an increased hope in combating addiction through the development of positive coping skills, improved social skills, and being surrounded by people who understand what it takes to consolidate and put into action a sound recovery."


 Michael Theron - Clinical Psychologist

What's  Available?

• Private or shared room accommodation

• Various off-site or online weekly community support group.

• Social initiatives within Durban and Mozambique (Optional)

• 3 light meals a day (Optional)

• Free Wi-Fi access

• Mini fridges in rooms

• Air conditioning in all rooms

• Laundry once a week

• Swimming pool with stunning city & ocean views.

• Games Room with a Pool Table.

• Luxury Leisure lounge.

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Palm Gardens Residence is a registered accommodation provider. It was launched on August 1st 2018 by Theo & Megan Claassen. With almost a decade working, serving and volunteering at addiction treatment centres, Theo & Megan saw the dire need for sobriety accommodation.


At Palm Gardens Residence we encourage reintegration and lifestyle recovery continuum through promoting health & wellness. Palm Gardens Residence is perfectly suited for local and international persons wanting a time-out within in secure and comfortable sobriety-based accommodation.


Palm Gardens Residence is conveniently situated in the heart of La Lucia, Umhlanga. We are close to Armstrong Ave, Umhlanga Ridge & Gateway, which has fast become the new CBD of Durban. Palm Gardens Residence is just a 10 minute walk to the beach, the La Lucia mall, Gym and no more than a 10 minute drive to the Umhlanga Rocks hospital and 20 min drive to King Shaka International airport.

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Meet The Team

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Theo Claassen

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Founder of Palm Gardens Residence | Life Recovery Coach | Certified Recovery Residence Administrator

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Megan Claassen

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Co-founder of Palm Gardens Residence | Registered Wholistic Counselor