Wheelchair Accessible Cape Town
What comes up first to your mind when you think of Cape Town? The beautiful Mother City has much to offer for wheelchair users. Table Mountain, breathtaking landscapes, surfers, African penguins, whales, baboons and so much more! Wheelchair-accessible Cape Town is a perfect destination to escape the European winter. During our three holidays at the magical Western Cape, I discovered lots of incredible and accessible spots I’d like to share with you!
Cape Town and the surrounding areas are pretty wheelchair accessible. Almost all major tourist attractions provide good service for wheelchair users. And most importantly (at least for me), I always found wheelchair accessible restrooms. There surely are things to improve, like high pavements or a few missing curb drops. But the city of Cape Town is continuously working to improve its wheelchair accessibility. Taking the accessible Citysightseeing Tour Bus is a great way to see Cape Town’s major sights.
Wheelchair Accessibility Check – Cape Town
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Camps Bay Beach Promenade
Canal Walk Shopping Center
Cape of Good Hope
Chapman’s Peak Drive
Glen Beach (Victoria Parking)
Green Point Park
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
Two Oceans Aquarium
V & A Waterfront
Waterfront Food Market
Cape Point Ostrich Farm
(steps at the entrance)
(bumpy pathways with pebble stones)
Drakenstein Lion Park (sandy/ rough pathways)
Long Street – Cape Town
Wheelchair-accessible Accommodation in Cape Town
We stayed at the Tuscan Villa Guesthouse in Fish Hoek. Boulders Beach with its African penguins as well as the Cape of Good Hope, Muizenberg, and other famous spots are closeby. So, therefore, Fish Hoek was a perfect “home base” for us. The Boulders Room is completely wheelchair accessible. There is enough space for a wheelchair user and the spacious bathroom is just perfect with its roll-in shower. The height adjustable beds are also a nice feature. Anita and Jeremy Rice were very friendly, helpful and caring hosts. And the breakfast buffet was a dream: freshly prepared fruit salad, delicious pastries, cereals, porridge, toast, cheese, yogurt, and a cooked English breakfast.
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