Wheelchair accessible Cape Town

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 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 many incredible and accessible spots I’d like to share with you!


Table Mountain seen from Blouberg Beach | Little Miss Turtle

Table Mountain seen from Blouberg Beach


General Accessibility of Cape Town

Cape Town and the surrounding areas are 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 indeed 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. The accessible Citysightseeing Tour Bus is a great way to see Cape Town’s major sights.


Table Mountain seen from Signal Hill

Wheelchair-accessible Signal Hill


Wheelchair-accessible sights in Cape Town



Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

Camps Bay Beach Promenade

Canal Walk Shopping Center

Cape of Good Hope

Cape Wheel

Chapman’s Peak Drive

City Sightseeing Bus

Fish Hoek

Glen Beach (Victoria Parking)

Green Point Park

Hout Bay

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden


Ou Kaapseweg

Signal Hill

Simon’s Town

Table Mountain

Two Oceans Aquarium

V & A Waterfront

Waterfront Food Market

Cape Point Ostrich Farm
(steps at the entrance)

Chimp Haven (next to Drakenstein)
(bumpy pathways with pebble stones)

Drakenstein Lion Park
(sandy/ rough pathways)

Long Street – Cape Town
(high pavements)


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

Noordhoek Beach

Scarborough Beach


Wheelchair-accessible accommodation in Cape Town

We stayed at the Tuscan Villa Guesthouse in Fish Hoek. Boulders Beach (African penguins), the Cape of Good Hope, Muizenberg, and other famous spots are close. So, therefore, Fish Hoek was a perfect “home base” for us. The Boulders Room is entirely 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 amiable, 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.



Wheelchair-accessible restaurants in Cape Town

Places to eat out with great access for wheelchair users are the Barracudas Restaurant in Fish Hoek, Moyo Kirstenbosch, the Seaforth Restaurant in Simon’s Town (amazing views from the terrace), and the Waterfront Food Market with so many foods to chose from. The V & A Food Court and the Old Biscuit Mill with its many culinary delights are worth a stop, too.

Another restaurant I love is the Camel Rock Restaurant in Scarborough. However, be warned the ramp for wheelchair users is super steep, and there are no accessible restrooms. But the place truly rocks, and the burgers are a dream. 


Read more accessible travel advice

Planning a trip to Cape Town?

10 amazing Wheelchair-Friendly Things to Do in Cape Town

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony in a Wheelchair


Have you already been to Cape Town?
Please share your experience by leaving a comment below or send a message!


Wheelchair-accessible Cape Town


General Accessibility


Accessibility of sights


Wheelchair-friendly restrooms


Handicap parking


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  • LENOIR Françoise March 28, 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 March 28, 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 July 24, 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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