Akeso Montrose Manor


The response to COVID-19 is continuously evolving as we learn new things about the virus. Akeso has ensured compliance to appropriate infection control measures in order to safeguard both staff as well as the clients who come into our facilities.  

All persons who come into an Akeso facility:

  • Must have a protective mask on. This should be able to securely cover the mouth and nose without needing continuous adjusting.
  • Will find a screening desk at the entrance where temperature reading will be done, as well as completion of a questionnaire, to establish the likelihood of Covid-19 infection.
  • Will be provided with ample no-touch sanitisation stations and access to bathrooms to wash their hands.

Outpatient consultations

  • Akeso has ensured absolute minimal interaction between in-hospital patients and outpatient clients. This is done to reduce the risk of cross-infections.
  • Our facilities have frequent wipe-down of seating and table-tops as well as bathrooms and other common areas.
  • Our waiting areas carry minimal numbers of clients at a time (we may ask some clients to wait in their vehicles), with 1.5 metre spacing of seats.

In-hospital admissions

  • All in-hospital patients wear surgical masks for improved infection prevention.
  • On a daily basis, brief Health Talks are held for in-patients to foster a containment and safety culture
  • Any in-patients who are at high-risk because of COVID-19, who require limitation of movement, can continue to receive therapy through tele-health platforms.
  • There are no visiting hours at this time.

Situated in the prime Cape Town suburb, Bishopscourt, Akeso Montrose Manor offers primary and extended specialist treatment for a range of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Akeso Montrose focuses on providing individual, integrated and family-oriented treatment.

Akeso Montrose Manor treats both local and international clients and their loved ones with dignity and respect, delivering clinical excellence in a world-class facility, with the ultimate aim of helping patients and their loved ones not only to recover, but also to understand their illness, and thereby change the direction of their lives.

Visit the Montrose Manor website.

Akeso Montrose Manor is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of medical professionals and healthcare professionals including nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists and a psychiatrist and dietician, all of whom are dedicated to providing the best possible care, to ensure the best possible outcome for clients and their loved ones.

Address & contact details

7 Montrose Terrace


Cape Town



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+27 (0)21 797 9270

Hospital management

Hospital manager

Annemarie Louw

Nursing manager

Barbara Booysen

Financial manager

Allison O'Brien

COPE Manager

Dewald Louw

General information

We take pride in the services we offer and are committed to being active partners in your treatment. However, we need you to be just as active in this partnership. Treatment involves a willingness to talk about the issues in your life with honesty; striving to develop new methods of coping, and it certainly takes courage, motivation and great determination.

Before admission, we will require a doctor’s referral letter, blood results and a competed pre-admission assessment form. On arrival at Montrose Manor, you will be admitted by the nurses. Our nursing staff will require some details from you in order to formulate a nursing care plan. During the first week you will be assessed by the psychiatrist, biokineticist and dietician. You will also be introduced to the therapeutic team and your individual counsellor, who will assess you and explain the details of the therapy programme that will commence shortly after admission.

The Montrose Manor therapy programme is designed to help patients restore themselves to physical, psychological and spiritual strength in preparation for sustainable recovery.

Temperatures range from 07°C in July to 34°C in January. Before packing, it is advisable to check what the temperatures will be during your stay. Besides clothes, you need to bring toiletries, medication, and a plug adaptor. In summer you can bring a beach towel, full piece swimming costume (no bikinis) or swimming trunks, a sun hat and sun block lotion SPF 30+.

Pocket money

For safety purposes pocket money should be transferred, prior to admission, directly into our bank account. You will be allocated a weekly allowance depending on your needs. Any unspent pocket money will be refunded on discharge.


Electronic devices such as laptops, notebooks and tablets need to be handed in on admission. Requests for access to the internet and/or use of computers must be discussed with your counsellor.

Communication with family and friends

Telephone contact with family or friends is permitted only after the first seven days. This allows for time to settle into the programme and allows the family time to process whatever feelings they may have. The family may however contact us at any time. Should the client have small children, contact will be allowed during the first seven days, by arrangement.


We have a laundry facility where clothes can be washed and ironed by the clients. We provide towels for daily use.

In addition to the items that local clients need to bring with them, international clients will also need:


A fixed return flight for approximately three months is recommended depending on the length of stay. We can assist with any changes in flights if required. Patients will be met at Cape Town International Airport by our driver on arrival and transported to Montrose Manor.


A visa will not be required as a 90 day visitor’s visa is issued automatically on arrival in Cape Town for people travelling from the UK or Europe.

Travel insurance

We recommend that clients take out worldwide travel insurance covering medical emergencies.


Eating disorder unit

Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating are complicated and debilitating psychiatric illness that results in pain, confusion and anxiety both for the sufferer and his or her family. The eating disorder unit offers inpatient care in an environment that fosters a positive body image, balanced eating as well as esteem and compassion towards the self.

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