Wheelchair accessible Cape Town

Wheelchair accessible Cape Town

Wheelchair accessible Cape Town | A beautiful and wheelchair-friendly dream destination


What comes up first to your mind when you think of Cape Town? Table Mountain, the African penguins, V & A Waterfront, Signal Hill, Lion’s Head, Green Point Stadium, Muizenberg, Camps Bay, breathtaking landscapes, surfers, sharks, whales, baboons and much more – welcome to South Africa!


Table Mountain View from Bloubergstrand

Table Mountain View from Bloubergstrand


Cape Town Helicopter View

Cape Town Helicopter View


I’ve already been to Cape Town once before, back in 2013. For three days only, but anyway, that was still enough time to fall in love with this fantastic city! To celebrate my brother’s master’s degree, I decided to surprise him and to take him on a trip to Cape Town with me. So, on March 5th our adventure began! We flew with British Airways from Munich to London and from there to Cape Town. The flight took about 11 hours and went smoothly. Once arrived at the airport, we went to Europcar Car Rentals to get the car I’d already booked in advance. The next twelve days on the beautiful Western Cape flew by much too fast! We discovered so many incredible wheelchair accessible spots I’d like to share with you!


A map of the all the places we visited in Cape Town and the surrounding areas

A map of the all the places we visited in the Cape Town area


General Accessibility

Cape Town and the surrounding areas are pretty wheelchair accessible. Almost all major tourist attractions provide good service for wheelchair users. Most importantly, I always found wheelchair accessible restrooms. There surely are things to improve, like high pavements, but basic accessibility is given. Most people we met were very friendly and always offered to help.


Table Mountain seen from Signal Hill

Table Mountain seen from Signal Hill


Wheelchair Accessibility Check – Cape Town



Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

Camps Bay Beach Promenade

Canal Walk Shopping Center

Cape of Good Hope

Cape Point – Table Mountain National Park

Cape Wheel

Chapman’s Peak Drive

Citytour Sightseeing Bus

Fish Hoek

Glen Beach (Victoria Parking)

Green Point Park

Hout Bay


Ou Kaapseweg

Signal Hill

Simons Town

Table Mountain

Two Oceans Aquarium

V & A Waterfront

Waterfront Food Market

Cape Point Ostrich Farm
(steps at the entrance)

Chimp Haven
(bumpy pathways with pebble stones)

Drakenstein Lion Park (sandy/ rough pathways)

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
(some very steep paths)

Long Street – Cape Town
(high pavements)


Llandudno Beach
(but still, there’s a wheelchair access sign!!!)

Noordhoek Beach

Scarborough Beach


Where we stayed

The A Tuscan Villa Guesthouse in Fish Hoek was our home for the first 6 nights. One of the rooms is completely wheelchair accessible – the Boulders Room. There’s enough space for a wheelchair user and the spacious bathroom is just perfect with its roll-in shower. The beds are height-adjustable to fit different needs. The owners, Anita and Jeremy Rice, are very friendly, helpful and caring hosts. The breakfast buffet was delicious including freshly prepared fruit salad, pastries, cereals, porridge, toast, cheese, yoghurt and a cooked English breakfast. Fish Hoek is in the near of Boulders Beach with its African penguins as well as the Cape of Good Hope, Muizenberg, and other famous spots, so therefore it was a perfect “home base” for us. See for yourself:



For the second part of our holiday, we moved closer to the Cape Town City Center and stayed in a wheelchair accessible Airbnb-apartment. I have to admit that the accessibility could have been better, especially the bathroom was not perfect for wheelchair users. However, with the help of my brother, everything went fine.


Stay tuned

There soon will be follow-ups with detailed information about the wheelchair accessibility of almost all major tourist attractions in and around Cape Town, for example, Boulders Beach, the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway as well as the Victoria & Albert Waterfront. So come back soon…!


Have you already been to Cape Town or do you plan to travel there? Please let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment below or by sending a message.

Cape Town


General Accessibility


Accessibility of sights


Wheelchair-friendly restrooms


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  • LENOIR Françoise 28/03/2017   Reply →

    Je ne peux m’empêcher de comparer avec le côté très rudimentaire de la guesthouse où j’étais ! Je savais par contre que les trentenaires avaient le goût du luxe…
    Que dire ? si ce n’est que cela va donner l’eau à la bouche à pas mal de gens d’aller faire un tour dans ces endroits merveilleux et pratiques que tu décris si bien avec tes très belles photos à l’appui.
    Je te verrais bien avec ta propre agence de voyage. Tu ferais un tabac tellement tu sais bien communiquer tes impressions et ton enthousiasme !
    Bravo Mélie pour ta générosité à nous transmettre ta joie au travers de cette aventure sans bavure.

  • Daniel 28/03/2017   Reply →

    Hallo Nienchen!!!
    Das sind traumhafte Fotos von deinem Urlaub. Ich wünschte du hättest noch länger bleiben können, ich hätte es dir auf jeden Fall gegönnt. Das schönste Foto ist nicht irgendeine Landschaft oder eure Zimmer, sondern das Foto in dem du stehst. So hab ich dich damals kennengelernt und noch heute in Erinnerung.

    Viele liebe Grüße!!!


  • Amanda 24/07/2017   Reply →

    Cape Town seems best, The Table Mountain is worth a visit, and I love the fact that it has wheelchair facilities too. I would love to take my son there.

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