South Africa Tour for Handicapped groups
Monday ARRIVAL JOHANNESBURG
On arrival off your flight in Johannesburg you will be met by your private guide.
As your rooms may not be ready yet, we will continue on a brief, half day, city orientation tour:
Giving the visitor to Johannesburg an overall impression of "Egoli" - the City of Gold, South Africa’s commercial and financial capital. We take a look around the suburbs of Houghton, Parktown and Hillbrow, then on to the hustle and bustle of the downtown area - the New York City of Africa.
Proceed to your hotel after the above tour.
Evening welcome dinner at nearby Sandton Square .
Tuesday JOHANNESBURG – KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Depart Johannesburg today for a full day drive to the Kruger National Park region.
Enjoy lunch en route.
Skukuza is the Kruger National Park's largest rest camp and administrative headquarters. It is situated on the southern banks of the Sabie River. The camp is well foliaged and there are some lofty trees along the river’s edge. Activities and facilities are diverse, as are the animals and plants found both within the camp and in the surrounding areas.
Round–walled single–room African style units with thatched roofs. 2 beds per unit, equipped with en–suite ablutions.
Dinner at the rest camp.
Wednesday KRUGER PARK
Enjoy breakfast before proceeding into the Kruger National Park for a full days touring.
The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, SANParks - Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.
Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Man's interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries - from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela - is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park's natural assets.
Lunch at one of the rest camps or a picnic lunch will be provided by your camp.
Enjoy game drives in your specialized vehicle.
Return to your hotel this evening for dinner.
Thursday KRUGER - JOHANNESBURG
Depart early this morning for Johannesburg via Pretoria – full days drive.
Tour magnificent Pretoria, the South African Capital.
Lunch en route.
Evening at leisure and dinner.
Friday JOHANNESBURG – GEORGE - KNYSNA
You will be transferred to the Airport today for your flight to George.
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
The Garden Route follows the coastline of the Indian Ocean, and inland is framed by a belt of mountain ranges. This picturesque area receives its name from the wealth of lakes, rivers, lagoons, pristine beaches and lush green vegetation which attract visitors year round. There really is something for everyone, from watersports at sea or in fresh water through wine and seafood to magnificent scenery around every corner. There are uncrowded nature walks, superb craft markets and beaches to the horizon.
Afternoon arrival in Knysna – time permitting for a lagoon cruise at 16h00:
Take a leisurely hour and a half cruise on the John Benn pleasure boat on the Knysna Lagoon – departs at 17h00.
Wheelchair users will require assistance and may not be able to remain in their wheelchairs.
This unique vessel has carried many local and international travelers on the Knysna lagoon over the years. The John Benn herself is beautifully appointed with upper and lower decks constructed of Yellowwood sourced from the Knysna Forest.
Dinner this evening at your hotel or the adjacent waterfront area.
Saturday KNYSNA – OUDTSHOORN – KNYSNA
Knysna is a town that grew because of its beauty. The lagoon, the amphitheatre of mountains that surround the town, and the mild weather all attract countless visitors to this charming area.
You will love the tranquillity of this beautiful region.
Full day touring to Oudtshoorn: known as the “feather capital” of the world, thanks to its ostrich industry.
A beautiful Karoo town situated between the majestic Outeniqua- and Swartberg Mountains, has a wealth of treasures, which will whet any tourist's appetite. This town is the holiday-playground of the Klein Karoo and caters for the needs and tastes of any tourist be it Adventure, Cultural or Ecological.
Visit the Ostrich Show Farm and the Cango Wildlife Ranch – lunch included at the Ranch.
Return to Knysna over the Outeniqua Pass in the late afternoon.
Evening at leisure, you can walk to restaurants in the Waterfront.
Sunday KNYSNA – CAPE TOWN
Depart Knysna today bound for Cape Town (approx. 5 hours drive) – lunch stop en route.
With its majestic Table Mountain backdrop, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
The Waterfront is a hive of activity, with its wealth of shops, restaurants, museums and the aquarium. Most areas of the Waterfront have good accessibility for wheelchairs.
Afternoon city orientation: see the Natural History Museum, Castle and Parliament Buildings.
Weather permitting, a cablecar ride which takes only 3 minutes to ascend Table Mountain, and gives stunning views over Cape Town and its surroundings.
Evening at leisure, under own arrangements. Your guide can assist with suggestions.
Monday CAPE TOWN
Full day tour with your private driver and guide.
Start the day with a drive via the Atlantic suburbs of Clifton, Camps Bay and Llandudno and on to Hout Bay.
Continue on via scenically breathtaking Chapmans Peak and Noordhoek to Cape Point.
Take a funicular ride up to the viewpoint , to see the traditional tip of Africa. You may see baboons and small antelope as you drive through the park.
Enjoy lunch overlooking the Ocean at the 2 OCEANS Restaurant.
After lunch travel to Boulders Beach - see the jack-ass penguin colony - a rare sight.
Return back to the city via the historic naval town of Simonstown, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg.
Time permitting an afternoon stroll in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Evening at leisure, remain at your hotel or explore the Waterfront.
Tuesday CAPE TOWN
Full day tour to the nearby Cape Winelands with your private driver and guide.
Explore the winelands, an hour from Cape Town, a haven of gracious, white-gabled farmsteads with rolling, green vineyards.Visit the charming olde world towns of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.Each area produces a variety of wines, you will be able to sample these at wine-tastings on some of the estates.
You will also learn about the wine making process. X1 wine tasting included per person.
Enjoy lunch in the winelands. Visit the Cheetah Centre and Raptor Rehab Centre at SPIER estate.
Return to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Evening at leisure, remain at your hotel or explore the Waterfront.
Wednesday CAPE TOWN DEPARTURE
Final early transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg and onward flight home.
END OF TOUR
Each of the properties we have suggested has a few wheelchair friendly rooms.
These facilities vary from place to place, some more accessible than others.
Some of the facilities include: wider doors, more room in the bathroom, lowered light switches and mirrors, roll-in showers with fold down seats, grab rails, enough space next to the WC to "park" the wheelchair.
Unfortunately not every hotel and restaurant complies with all the regulations
We encourage travellers to come to South Africa with a sense of adventure, a smile and flexibility – this will ensure a wonderful African experience!