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!
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.
Wheelchair-accessible sights in Cape Town
Camps Bay Beach Promenade
City Sightseeing Bus
Glen Beach (Victoria Parking)
Green Point Park
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
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.
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