Ciara Middleton is unique. It's the only place in the world where recovering addicts are running an establishment as the secondary phase of their program. This is the "reintegration phase" after completion of the rehabilitation phase at Noupoort.
C.I.A.R.A. is an acronym for: Christians In Action Reintegration Academy
Here the residents manage multiple venues as part of their recovery program. They work and run the accommodation, catering, the grounds, the Pub, the Shop, Bottle-store, Post-Office, Farm-Stall (Padstal), Caravan + Camping facilities, manage the finances (do the books) and take care of all the buying to make Ciara Middleton run smoothly. All this while offering services and a variety of venues to the public, fellow residents, their families and also to the staff (also recovered addicts) to benefit from this.
It is situated amongst the rolling hills of the Eastern Cape, surrounded by luscious green meadows, on the banks of the Fish River lies Middleton; a railway siding with its quaint Cape Dutch/African architecture that reminds one of the Victorian era.
The manor and surrounds built in 1879 exude the quaintness of the Anglo/African age of the Eastern Cape with a large amount of Dutch influence seen in the architecture of the buildings.
A large part of the town’s magic is the grounds, set on the banks of the great fish river, the grounds contain well-manicured gardens, rolling lawns, tennis courts, a swimming pool and a conference center seating 100 people. The river offers some superb yellow fish fishing and is a birdwatchers paradise, with birdlife ranging from sun birds to fish eagles.
The fully stocked pub, known as the Tavern, has a large flat screen for all your sports viewing and with friendly and helpful bar staff you can get all you want out of a visit.
Please have a look at the "About Us" page for a bit more information on Ciara Middleton.