Accessible Cape Town Part II

Below please find Part II of accessible Cape Town. You can find Part I here.

Cape Point:  Where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Cape Point is located in a beautiful national park and a drive around is recommended. Once in the park, you follow signs to Cape Point and at the bottom there is carpark and from there you can get up to the point.  There are two options to get up to the top. The first is a very steep hill which even though there are no steps I would not recommend it. Alternatively there is a wheelchair accessible funicular.

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Accessible Capetown Part I

Capetown is one of my favourite cities in the world. I was born here and so come back often. The best way to get around Cape Town is by car, as there are so many amazing places to visit outside the city centre. However the city Sightseeing bus is wheelchair accessible and does offer tours around the peninsula and out to Cape Point – but nothing beat the flexibility of your own car. Below I have listed my favourite wheelchair accessible activities and tourist attractions

Table Mountain – I’m going to start with Table Mountain because, that is  the number one tourist attraction. Its an unforgettable part of Cape Town’s skyline and as you drive around, it can be seen from every angle.

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South African Road Trip – Ostrich farms and shark cage diving

Place:  Oudtshoorn – Barrydale  Accomodation: Karoo Art Hotel  Time Spent:  1 night

From Wilderness we headed inland into the desert of little Karoo. The drive up over into the dessert was absolutely breathtaking. Our first stop was Oudtshoorn which became very wealthy in the late 1800’s to early 1900s due to the sale of Ostrich feathers. Today the demand for Ostrich feathers isn’t that high, however Ostrich farms and farm tours bring in a lot of tourists.

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South African Road trip – Storms River and Wilderness

Place:  Storms River  Accomodation: Tube n Axe Lodge Backpackers  Time Spent:  1 night

Storms River is a small little town allows access to the famous Tsitsikama National Park and is from where you can sign up for many activities such as canyoning, blackwater tubing, tree top ziplining,  hiking and the infamous Bloukrans bungy (the highest bungy jump in the world).

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South African road trip- Port Elizabeth and Jeffreys Bay

Place: Port Elizabeth     Accomodation: Island Vibe Beach House   Time spent: 1 night

I flew into Port Elizabeth early in the morning and spent the whole day and the night. There is not much to do at Port Elizabeth. It an industrial town and the town centre has a lot of industry and factories. The hostel is nice and near the beach and you can also walk to the casino/waterfront/pier area which has some shops and restaurants. The pier and casino/ waterfront area is all accessible.

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A South African Road Trip – The Logistics

My plan after landing in South Africa was to spend the next 8 days travelling down South Africa’s Eastern Coast from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town.

How I got around: I landed into Johannesburg, after loosing a day due to delayed flights. The good thing about Johannesburg airport is, as a person with a disability you get an assigned ‘helper’, so while I was running around trying to sort out my flights, my helper was following me around with my bags. After sorting everything out I then caught a plane to Port Elizabeth to commence my road trip.

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