TOURISTS WITH DISABILITIES

Does South Africa cater for tourists with disabilities? South Africa is definitely a bit of a curate's egg in this respect – good in parts.

 

Government has introduced legislation on this, so progress is being made. And many game reserves and places of interest have specially adapted accommodation and wheelchair-friendly facilities and walks. Many short trails also have Braille interpretation plaques.

 

     

  • Eco-access 
    has an enormous database of accessible destinations.

  • Flamingo Tours 
    specialises in tours for people with disabilities.
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You would be amazed what some wheelchair-dependent people have done in South Africa – abseiled off Table Mountain; dared the highest bungy jump in the world at Bloukrans Bridge; tubed the awesome Storms River Gorge; hiked most of the Outeniqua Trail (this was a hard one); flown a microlight; and learned to scuba dive.

 

The sky's the limit. Oh yes, and skydived. (This was not all done by the same person!)

 

Last updated: June 2009

2009-06-30

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