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West Coast National Park – Wheels in the Duine

We are on a bit of a roll, if you will excuse the pun, this time with a review of a wheelchair accessible SANParks destination. It is the West Coast National Park and its rather unique “Duinepos Chalets”, located just 90 minutes drive from Cape Town in the Western Cape. It is here where nature lovers from all over the world come to recharge their spirits. Duinepos Chalets is a community-based p...
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The Way Things Should Always Be

It is always refreshing to learn of a new B&B which is wheelchair accessible. It is even more enjoyable when that B&B is located in our favourite town of Robertson, in the heart of the Western Cape on the famous Route 62. We first discovered Robertson in the mid-1990s when the individual wine farms were beginning to break away from the co-operative business model. It was the beginning o...
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12 Things to do at the V&A Waterfront – Cape Town

The V&A Waterfront is undoubtedly one of the most visited tourist hot-spots in Cape Town, and it is not difficult to understand why with such a diverse offering of experiences to tantalise even the pickiest of tastes. For wheelchair users, there are a number of options when spending a day or two with the ocean beside you and our majestic mountain keeping watch. 1. Go Shopping The V&A...
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Accessible Adventure with Cape Sidecar Adventures

The roar of an engine, the thrill of the open road, and the wind in your hair - this and more is what to expect on an epic day out with Cape Sidecar Adventures. Recently, the team kitted up to take ten differently-abled children from Warrior On Wheels Foundation for the ride of a lifetime on a gorgeous autumn morning. Meeting at the new depot in Salt River, the children, their parents and s...
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Cape Town Cycle Tour 2018 Buggy Teams

The Cape Town Cycle Tour, the world's largest timed cycling event, also became the most inclusive sporting event in 2013 when they changed the rules of this 35,000 entrant event to accommodate children with disabilities towed in buggies by able-bodied cyclists. Not only are buggy teams allowed to participate, but the organisers have gone over an above to ensure safety and inclusion for all....
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Why Adventures Are Important for Children with Disabilities

Why Adventures Are Important for Children with Disabilities Childhood is a time of climbing trees, riding bikes, poking under rocks and tumbling down grassy hills. Little minds are filled with stories of heroic daring through the books we read to them and the movies they watch. Children take these stories away and let them kindle their own desires for adventure and we see this enacted in their...
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McGregor Meanderings | Navel-Gazing 101

Finally … the second installment of our McGregor adventures, following Monday in McGregor. Dust roads appeal to me. There’s something a little more adventurous about them, with their ruts and roughness and tiny stones lying in wait. In a wheelchair, dust roads can be challenging but, with my Freewheel, they’re easier. Perhaps that’s part of the appeal: the challenge. And that’s why my vi...
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Universal Access at Grootvadersbosch Nature Conservancy

"Off the beaten track" and "an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life" are phrases that spring to mind when leaving the tarred road and heading towards Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve, near Heidelberg in the Western Cape. A welcome, accessible surprise awaits as you drive through the gates. Immediately there is a signboard indicating wheelchair parking at reception. A gently sloping ramp l...
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Nature in Abundance at Kogelberg Nature Reserve

This gem that is the Kogelberg Nature Reserve is a scenic two-hour drive from Cape Town along one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline between Gordon's Bay and Kleinmond - which we missed on the way there, thanks to Google's directions. Instead I found myself falling in love with the Elgin Valley, before realising I was headed off-course. Google was directing me via a 15 kilometre dirt roa...
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All Aboard the Sunset Bus with City Sightseeing Cape Town

'Tis the season to be jolly - for many people work is winding down, school is out and the festive spirit is buzzing, and that means the end of work night routine and staying at home every evening. With the sun edging in a little more shine time, longer evenings and warmer weather call for some Mother City excursions, and ever a favourite, the City Sightseeing Cape Town Bus has yet another awesome ...
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