In 2012, me and Jasmina were lucky to go twice to South Africa and spent 5 months experiencing the beauty of this country. We were accommodated in windy Noordhoek. I used to joke that Cape Town and especially Noordhook has enough wind to produce electricity for the whole world. :-)
Although our primary goal was volunteering at Sinethemba Daily Center for Jasmina and for me at The Emma Animal Rescue Society, during the weekends we traveled to see touristic attractions.
Accommodation and transport
During our time in Cape Town we have been accommodated in Epic Guest House in Noordhoek. The guest house has wheelchair accessible facilities.
The public transport in Cape Town is not wheelchair friendly and therefore we used the services for transport offered by Epic Guest House. They have a van with montage ramps, which we used daily to commute to places we volunteered and also to visit some touristic attractions.
To travel to other places, you can use the services of Budget company, by renting wheelchair accessible car or arranging transportation with driver.
Two Oceans Aquarium
The place is wheelchair accessible, including all exhibits. For people with limited mobility, a limited number of wheelchairs are available free of charge. There are available wheelchair accessible toilets.
When I first saw the Boulders Beach, I thought that all the hours flying from Macedonia were worth even to see only this one place. The turquoise water, white sand and view of penguins enjoying the sandy beach is incredible.
Regarding the accessibility, there is a wheelchair accessible wooden patio, boardwalk along the beach, with amazing view on the beach and penguins.
There is wheelchair accessible toilet somewhere in the middle of this patio and at the entrance.
We did not went down on the beach itself, because its impossible to go on the sand with the wheelchairs we have.
We went to Kirstenbosch Garden with the City Sightseeing Bus Tours. The buses are equipped with ramps. Most of the patios in the garden are wheelchair accessible. There is a restaurants which you can also reach, with no barriers.
At the entrance, there are toilets available, including wheelchair accessible toilets.
One of the unique places to visit in Cape Town is definitely Table Mountain and the view of the city from there.
Table Mountain is wheelchair friendly, although at parts the patios are steep and you might need help if you use manual wheelchair. From the moment you arrive at the Lower Cable Station, a customer services assistant will help you to the lifts, which will get you to the Cableway docking level and the cable cars. Once you go out from the cable car, there is a beautiful view on the Cape Town. If you need refreshments or toilet, there is the Table Mountain Café.