Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve

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Accommodation Category: Wheelchair UserAccommodation Tags: Accommodation, Heidelberg, and Western Cape

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  • Built and unveiled in 2016, Grootvadersbosch has 11 family/hiker cabins that are located on a ridge, with forest on either side. The cabins are arranged in two rows, with the higher cabins having expansive views of the valley, while the lower cabins look on to indigenous forest.

    Built on an existing footprint, which used to be the site of the forestry staff accommodation, the cabins were made from reclaimed materials from the site, as far as possible, and are designed to have as low an impact on the area as possible.

    All 11 cabins are 4-sleepers, with two bedrooms, a kuierkamer (inside braai area), a fully equipped kitchen, and a lounge with a built-in fire place. There is also an outside braai area at each unit.

    Units 1-3 are built with Universal Access in mind (approved by CapeAble) and have garages, while units 8-11 also have garages.

    Bedding provided: Yes
    Towels provided: Yes
    Electricity: Eskom, solar and gas
    Kitchen equipped: Eskom power points for all appliances including fridge/freezer, microwave and toaster. Electric oven and gas hob with four burners
    Braai facilities: Outdoor braai, and indoor braai in kuierkamer. There is currently a shortage of wood and charcoal at the reserve so guests are kindly requested to bring their own along.
    Bathroom equipped: Shower only. Geyser heated by electricity and solar.

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  • Wheelchair Features:
    • Parking - Disabled (3500 mm)
    • Parking – Undercover
    • Entrance - Ramp (1:3)
    • Bedroom - Tile
    • Bedroom - Removable bedside tables (or none)
    • Bathroom - Accessible (1700 mm x 1600 mm)
    • Bathroom - Sliding door
    • Bathroom - Toilet side access (800 mm)
    • Bathroom - Toilet front access
    • Bathroom - Lever flush handle
    • Bathroom - Accessible basin (700 mm clearance)
    • Bathroom - Toilet grab bars (in accordance with SABS standards)
    • Bathroom - Roll-in shower
    • Bathroom - Hand shower attachment
    • Bathroom - Shower seat
    • Kitchen - Accessible workspace (710-865mm height; 750 mm clearance under)
    • Kitchen - Accessible fridge
    • Kitchen - Accessible sink
    • Accessible Dining Room
    • Accessible Lounge
    • Accessible Outdoor Area