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Accessible Travel in Cape Town

Universal Accessibility in Cape Town
In 2011, The World Health Organization1 estimated that there were approximately one billion people with disabilities worldwide, that equates to 15% of the population. In the same year, the South African Census2 tabled the statistics of people living with disabilities at 7.5% of the population. That is 2 870 130 people, with 222 333 of those living in the Western Cape.  The domestic ...
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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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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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Donkey Noses and Vrolijkheid-ness

Can there be anything better than donkey's noses? Well, I mean, there's chocolate cake, and sticking your finger in the little tornado thing the water makes when it goes down the plughole, and Dwayne head butts and conversations with the Delicious Nephews and, and ... Okay, there are lots of particularly lovely things in the world (and boy, is it important to focus on them with the state of t...
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A West Coast Getaway to Rocherpan Nature Reserve

What makes an establishment or other tourism product universally accessible? Is it 10 out of 10 ticks on a checklist of international standards – or is it something more than this? As an organisation focused on giving differently-abled children tourism experiences, universal access is the core of what we promote through the adventures we enjoy with our Warrior On Wheels families, and ...
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