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Wheelchair friendly activities in Cape Town

Cape Town has been voted as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and who are we to argue with the professionals. With so many unique and interesting activities to take part in it’s difficult to narrow it down sometimes. If you are looking for wheelchair friendly activities in the Cape Town area then we have you covered with some of the best around. All those activities are included in your Cape Town City Pass.

World of Birds

Nestled in between trees and greenery World of Birds is home to over 3000 birds and over 400 different species on over four hectares of land. With more than 100 walk-through aviaries and falcons, eagles, owls, flamingos and so much more to look at you will love every second of your time spent at World of Birds. But, you aren’t only limited to birdlife at this beautiful sanctuary because there are baboons, meerkats, porcupines and a few small reptiles to see as well.

What we love about World of Birds is that the whole sanctuary is wheelchair friendly and a perfect day trip for the whole family.

Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Bus, a.k.a Red Bus

Cape Town has so many beautiful things to see and sometimes there just isn’t enough time. We have the perfect answer for you, the City Sightseeing open-top double-decker bus.

You can spend a whole day seeing the sights of Cape Town or select a few activities and sites from the pick-up and drop-off points where the buses come around regularly. You can see some of the most picturesque scenery around from the top or relax at the bottom and enjoy the complimentary audio guide that’s available in 15 different languages and packed with useful information and juicy tips about Cape Town. With an extending ramp and wheelchair space on its lower deck, the City Sightseeing Bus is the perfect way to enjoy the Mother City’s legendary beauty and cultural hotspots.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape TownThe Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is one of South Africa’s most acclaimed national gardens and for obvious reasons. Situated at the foot of Table Mountain it has over 500 hectares of pure beauty to offer its visitors.

There are over 2500 different species of flora that are only found in the Cape Town region. From the vast Protea Garden filled with our beautiful national flower, the Fragrance Garden or learn about some of the healing qualities at the Medicinal Garden. What Kirstenbosch Gardens has become famous for is the Boomslang Walkway, which is a canopy in the treetops that gives you a birds-eye view of the beautiful city. The gardens are a perfect place to take the family for the day and its wheelchair friendly and accessible. If you get puckish stop for a bite at Moyo.

Two Oceans Aquarium

Diving in a deep water tank at Two Oceans AquariumWhether you’re young or old, the Two Oceans Aquarium as something for everyone. We can’t get enough of this beautiful sea life sanctuary.

With over 3000 creatures to see on your walk-through of the aquarium you will be able to see the diverse offerings of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean marine life has to offer. From the jellyfish exhibition, the kelp forest, the penguin sanctuary to the shark tank, you won’t be disappointed. One of the most unique offerings that the Two Oceans Aquarium has to offer is the 10-meter long tunnel that gives you a peek at a variety of subtropical species. The whole aquarium is wheelchair friendly and accessible.

The V&A Waterfront

If you’re making your way to the Two Oceans Aquarium then you should stop by the V&A Waterfront for some shopping, good food and stunning views.

Take the whole family for a day of adventures at the V&A Waterfront because there really is something for everyone. If the ladies would like to browse the many boutiques and trendy stores then they are covered and won’t be leaving empty handed. For the men there are outdoor stores, sporting stores and great pubs to sit and watch the sport at. We haven’t forgotten about the little ones because there is plenty there for them too. With an outdoor play area and face painting they will be entertained the entire time.

The V&A Waterfront is also wheelchair friendly and accessible throughout.

Groot Constantia Wine Farm

Views from Groot Constantia in Cape TownGroot Constantia Wine Farm is one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa and one that you have to visit. The history of the beautiful farm is steeped into every building you visit and the wine is just as divine.

Even if you aren’t a wine connoisseur a spot of wine tasting never hurt anyone, only the next day. Enjoy a wine tasting at the Groot Constantia Tasting Room where you can sample the delicious wines or head up the road to Jonkerhuis or Simon’s for delicious hearty meals. The restaurants are surrounded by the vineyards, mountains and true to Cape Town style, the beautiful mountains. Groot Constantia Wine Farm is wheelchair friendly and accessible.

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