Brothers Taking on Adaptive Sports Together

Brothers taking on adaptive sports
Brothers Taking on Adaptive Sports Together For the past two years, Jacques Junior [Jay-Jay] Booysens has been participating as one of the Warrior On Wheels Foundation [WOW] buggy teams in the Cape Town Cycle Tour, towed by his super-human volunteer cyclist Marc Wyllie. He celebrated his 9th birthday the same day as he took on his first 109km tour of Cape Town by buggy in 2018 - balloons billowin...
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A 5 Senses Experience with Lindt Chocolate Studio

Michael in his blue WOW shirt at his work station with chocolate samples
A 5 Senses Experience with Lindt Chocolate Studio Ever since the first time (of dozens) that my son, Damian, watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he has been asking, no nagging, me to take him to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and to buy Wonka bars for him. As a parent, we love to make our children's dreams come true, but with the make believe worlds created by th...
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Travelling with a Child with Special Needs

Travelling with a Child with Special Needs “A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless [...]We do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” John Steinbeck, American author. Travelling; though it may often begin as an escape from routine over the holiday season; offers endless opportunities for enriching experiences for child...
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A Review of Mermaids Guesthouse

Mermaid Guesthouse
A Review of Mermaids Guesthouse Struisbaai, Overberg, Western Cape In our search for universally accessible accommodation in Struisbaai, we found Mermaid Guesthouse. It seems to be the only accommodation in Struisbaai which markets itself as accessible. Most of the guesthouses and hotels we researched have a few floors with stairs, no lifts and no accessible bathroom. Those willing to assis...
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Universal Design for Diverse Disabilities

Universal Design for Diverse Disabilities   Universal design, universal access, disabled traveller - words that seem to simplify, or attempt to place millions of individual human beings into one box, a box that is mistakenly perceived to be a one-size fits all when it comes to access for people with disabilities. What is accessible for one person using a wheelchair, may be completely inac...
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Travel with René

Podcast | Travel with René Andre du Toit: Welcome to the Accessible South Africa travel podcast. This is a podcast where we discuss travel in South Africa and beyond for persons with disabilities and special needs with our host Lois Strachan. Join us as we share inspiring stories of people who travel, exciting accessible travel experiences and showcase service providers who will accommodat...
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A Wheelchair Accessible Wild Goose Chase Game

Wild Goose Chase Game
A Wheelchair Accessible Wild Goose Chase Game The Gallivanting Goose and Warrior On Wheels Foundation / Accessible South Africa teamed up for the first ever wheelchair accessible wild goose chase game, launched on the 11 May 2019. We gathered our troops and got our game on for an exhilirating scavenger hunt at one of Cape Town's Big 6 tourist destinations - the V&A Waterfront! We en...
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Justin Coomber’s 2500km Live Instead Cycle Tour

Live Instead
Justin Coomber’s 2500km “Live Instead” Cycle Tour from Musina to Cape Town 22 year old adventure photographer raises awareness and funds for children with disabilities Twenty-two year old adventure photographer, Justin Coomber, will be setting off on the 1st May 2019 for the adventure of a lifetime – a 2500km cycle from Musina in Limpopo, to Cape Town in the Western Cape, completely solo and...
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Why an Accessible South Africa Travel Podcast?

Accessible South Africa Travel Podcast
Why an Accessible South Africa Travel Podcast? You may be asking yourself why we decided to start a travel podcast for the Accessible South Africa platform. And it’s a great question! For those who aren’t familiar with podcasts, they are a little like online radio shows. Only you listen when you want to or download them onto a smart phone so you can listen at your convenience. Many people ...
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International Children’s Peace Prize

International Children's Peace Prize 2018
International Children's Peace Prize 2018 How fitting that on the International Day of Children, the International Children's Peace Prize ceremony would be held in the Cape Town City Hall, with the award being presented by Nobel Peace Prize laureate and patron of the Kids Rights Foundation, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in his home country. "I am in awe of these children, whose powerful message i...
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