CANSA Care Homes – A Home Away From Home

CANSA Care Homes – A Home Away From Home

CANSA provides home-from-home accommodation to patients undergoing cancer treatment at oncology clinics far from their homes.

Guests at our CANSA Care Homes stay for an average of six weeks and receive meals and transport to and from treatment centres.

There are currently 11 CANSA Care Homes in the main metropolitan areas.

Parents of children who are being treated for cancer are accommodated at our CANSA TLC Nicus Lodge (Pretoria)CANSA TLC Paediatric Oncology Ward (Polokwane), and TLC Accommodation (Durban).

Arrange to Stay at a Care Home

Please contact the CANSA Care Home nearest to you and book your stay. Contact details & information specific to particular CANSA Care Homes is provided in the posts below:

Eastern Cape:

Free State:




North West:

Western Cape:

Magda, cancer Survivor, stayed at one of CANSA’s Care Homes, for the six weeks she was undergoing radiotherapy. She had a room overlooking the garden and made friends with two other ladies who were also staying over and receiving treatment. Every day they were transported to the treatment centre. Says Magda, “It’s wonderful here. The meals are just right when you’re not feeling so well. I don’t feel self-conscious. We’re all in the same boat.”

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Support for Parents of Children with Cancer

Our 1st facility for parents whose children are undergoing treatment, the CANSA TLC Nicus Lodge at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, has shown a huge demand for parental accommodation for the duration of their children’s cancer treatment. We have now opened a new CANSA TLC Paediatric Oncology Ward at the Pietersburg Provincial Hospital in Polokwane and and TLC Accommodation (Durban).

In addition to the lodge & ward, CANSA has launched other TLC rooms & programmes in Kimberley, Port Elizabeth, and Witbank | Middelburg. TLC rooms are equipped to provide children who have cancer and their parents with the support and counselling they need. Read more…

Has Cancer Touched Your Life?

Cancer affects one in four South Africans, through diagnosis of family, friends, colleagues or self.

We want you to know that you are not alone and that we would like to support you and your loved ones, regardless of how cancer has touched your life.

Find info & online resources to help you fight cancer and please read more about CANSA’s Holistic Care & Support which is offered at our CANSA Care Centres countrywide.


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