The Two Oceans Aquarium is one of the most wheelchair friendly tourist attractions in South Africa. With easy access ramps and walkways that allow wheelchair visitors to get up close to all the attractions, this world-renowned aquarium is a superb day out for anyone in a wheelchair or a family or group with wheelchair users. As one of the top environmental and marine conservation venues in the world, the Two Oceans Aquarium is an exciting and informative place to visit for people of all ages. Watch out for the shark in the giant underwater tunnel!
Nestled in the heart of the bustling Mother City the Company's Garden is a refreshing green and lush place to visit that can feel like a million miles from anywhere. Started by the Dutch East India company in 1652 this magnificent green space is surrounded by some of the best-known landmarks in Cape Town that include other wheelchair-friendly places such as St George's Cathedral, the South African National Gallery and of course the Planetarium. The perfect place for a picnic or just to sit and relax and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, the Company's Garden welcomes wheelchair visitors with open arms.
These iconic open-top red tour buses can be found in Cape Town and Johannesburg and much of the fleet is now wheelchair friendly. These hop on hop off buses are a great way to explore either of the cities and transport visitors along a variety of routes with many wheelchair accessible tourist attractions along the way for visitors to explore. For those with little time on their hands who want to see as much as possible in two of South Africa’s largest cities, the City Sightseeing buses are the perfect answer.
As theme parks go, Gold Reef City is considered the leader in South Africa. In the last few years, this hugely popular tourist attraction has made itself more and more wheelchair friendly. The theme park has a variety of attractions and rides that are now wheelchair accessible and the park is more open than ever to less able visitors.
Johannesburg Zoo was opened in 1904 and today is home to over 3000 different species of animal from around the world. The zoo is wheelchair friendly giving wheelchair users unrivalled access and viewing of some of the cutest, strangest wild animals in the world.
South Africa has an ever-increasing number of wheelchair friendly hotels and accommodation making the country a place open to all.
The oceans around Cape Town are heavily polluted with a variety of chemicals and pharmaceuticals that are now being found in the flesh of fish being caught. Fish found in waters off Kalk Bay have been found to contain everything from antibiotics and pain killers to cleaning chemicals and other toxic substances with at least 15 different chemical compounds being found in alarming numbers.
It is always good news to hear about declining levels of poaching of any kind. For decades the Niassa Reserve in Mozambique was one of the top spots for illegal elephant ivory poaching. We are elated to report the good news that this once “ivory factory” has not seen a single elephant killed since 2018.
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