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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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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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The Cape Town Fynbos Experience

The Cape Town Fynbos Experience My knowledge of fynbos is admittedly poor. It's limited to my admiration of this wild vegetation during various hikes around the Cape, which I passionately enjoy. I vaguely remember doing some limited research a number of years ago while participating in a group short story writing project at my writer's circle, so I do remember that some species rely on fires ...
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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 universal acces...
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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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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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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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Green Point Urban Park – Something for Every Family Member

How wonderful to wake up to the pitter-pat of raindrops on a Sunday morning when I had the day off. Contemplating on how to keep the kids (my 19 year old differently-abled son, and his energetic Dalmatian who is training to be his service dog) entertained, I abandoned my rainy-day internet search, when the sun appeared as rapidly as the rain had. Off we headed in the direction of Green Point, inte...
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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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10 Wheelchair Accessible Attractions for Kids in Cape Town

10 Wheelchair Accessible Attractions for Kids in Cape Town “Mom, I’m bored!” Haven’t we all heard this on a Saturday morning at some point in our parental careers and made a quick decision to load the kids into the car and take a trip through our city to find something interesting for our kids to enjoy. With a wheelchair-bound child, sometimes this takes a little more planning and consideratio...
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