Our 9 day disabled friendly Cape Town and Garden Route tour begins with the exploration of the city of Cape Town and its surroundings before heading into the world renown Winelands. You will then travel on to Oudtshoorn and along the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth.
The venues that we stay at on the tours are all accessible and offer disabled friendly accommodation. Our tours are tailor made to suite you the traveler so let us know what you want to see in the area and we will build it into the tour where possible.
Below is a sample itinerary of our 9 day wheelchair friendly Cape Town and Garden Route tour.
Day 01: Cape Town including city and peninsular tours
Arrive at Cape Town Airport where we will meet you and take you to your hotel. Depending on your time of arrival, we may drop off your luggage and continue with sightseeing as the official time for check in is after 14.00.
Overnight: Rosedene Lodge Seapoint
Situated in central and much sought-after Sea Point, Rosedene Lodge is located just off Main Road in a very small one-way street with only six houses. A quick glance at the map reveals the excellent location; centrally situated and close to all major attractions (Clifton and Camps Bay beaches, the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain and Cape Town City Centre). Rosedene Lodge offers disabled friendly accommodation.
Meal basis: B
Day 02: Cape Town city and surrounds
Today will be spent exploring the city and the Cape Peninsular .
Included in the cost are the following options:
- A Cable Car ride to the top of Table Mountain
- A trip to Robben Island
- Entrance fees to Kirstenbosch Gardens , Boulders Penguin Colony and the Cape Point Nature Reserve
The actual sequence of these events will vary as the trip up Table Mountain and to Robben Island are best undertaken on clear days. Lunch today will be for your own account at any one of many options, ranging from elegant restaurants to street cafes or even a take-away picnic at a scenic spot.
Dinner has also not been included as Cape Town has the widest selection of restaurants in the country and we prefer to leave the choice to you! Your guide will accompany you for dinner, if requested and if you choose a restaurant that involves transport. This is not obligatory however. If you choose to have your guide join you, their dinner will also be for your account.
Overnight: Rosedene Lodge Seapoint
Day 03: The Winelands
We meet you after breakfast and head out into the world renowned wine producing valleys and hills of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. To add scenic value, and depending on your personal preferences and time, you might like to travel via Hermanus, where you can go whale watching (season from June to December). This route will take us down into Franschhoek via the spectacular Franschhoek Pass. For the brave – shark cage diving from Gansbaai is also an option!
Most of the day is spent exploring the winelands and the two historic towns of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch as we make our way to the Lovane Boutique Hotel in Stellenbosch. Lunch is for your own account.
With its Mediterranean climate, scenic environment and well-maintained facilities, Stellenbosch is the second-oldest town in South Africa and affectionately referred to as the “Town of Oaks “. Whether it is the magnificent backdrop of mountain ranges you seek, perhaps just a scenic drive, wine tasting at wine farms or exploring the quaint shops and historical parts of the village, you will never run out of things to see and do.
Overnight: Lovane Boutique Hotel
LovanE is one of the smallest wine estates near Stellenbosch, situated in the picturesque Boland, neighbouring the famous Neethlingshof Wine Estate and Overgaauw Wine Estate. 2.5 Hectare vineyards were planted on virgin land in 2003. The plantings consist of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The first wine was produced in 2006.
Guinea fowl, spotted dikkops and partridges roam freely in the vineyards. Sometimes chameleons can be found in the vineyards and in summer they can be seen on the vine trellises or fences.
Day 04: Oudtshoorn
This morning we leave Stellenbosch and travel via George and the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn.
Oudtshoorn is a beautiful and historic town that can be reached by road, passing through some of southern Africa ‘s most picturesque mountain passes. The town is a convenient and interesting stopover on the Garden Route and is well known for its Ostrich Show Farms, Ostrich Palaces , The Cango Caves and Cango Wildlife Ranch. There are, however, lots of additional attractions that are not as well known, but equally enjoyable & are also for your own account. These include: A drive over the Swartberg Pass to Prince Albert and back to Oudtshoorn via Meiringspoort, local world-class Port tasting in Calitzdorp, the C.P. Nel Ostrich museum and the Rust en Vrede Waterfall. So, if time allows you can enjoy some attractions “off the beaten track”.
Our overnight accommodation is the Protea Hotel Riempie Estate, situated in a farm-like setting on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn. It is a charming hotel with well-appointed thatched rondavels, only 20 minutes away from the Cango Caves and moments away from the crocodile and ostrich farms for which Oudtshoorn is famed.
Overnight: Protea Riempie Estate
Meals: B & D
Day 05: Oudtshoorn
Today is a day of leisure to enjoy the area around Oudtshoorn.
Overnight: Protea Riempie Estate
Meals: B & D
Day 06: Garden Route
After breakfast we take a drive along the beautiful Garden Route to our unique overnight accommodation.
Teniqua Treetops is a unique, tented tree house resort, offering eco accommodation, occupying a position high on the foothills of the ancient Outeniqua mountain range, yet situated along the magical Garden Route, close to the magnificent sea shores of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Set in acres of pristine indigenous forest, on South Africa’s Garden Route, Teniqua Treetops brings you an experience that may be quietly life-changing. Eco-friendly, self-catering, tree houses provide a secluded haven for nature lovers. A holiday with us will re launch you into the world relaxed, reinvigorated and rejuvenated.
The indigenous forests of Teniqua Treetops are home to a myriad of wild birds. The trees around your tree house will be alive with their magical sounds, allowing you to get the ultimate experience in eco friendly living.Swim in the cola-coloured water of the remote and unspoiled Karatara river, picnic on its beautiful banks and explore the deep forested gorge. Or chill out on the wooden deck of our swimming complex perched high on the hill, the converted farm dams are fun for both kids and adults.All our treehouses are self-catering with the emphasis on environmental preservation and the maximum use of natural products and materials in construction and functionality. You’ll love the peace and quiet, the sounds of the forest, river and bird song, and on occasion, the sound of the sea.
GREENBEARD (Wheelchair friendly Access)
If peace, tranquility and fresh air appeal, this is the place to be!
This treehouse has recently been upgraded to include a large bath for 2 on the front deck, with views into the gorge. It has a separate shower, wheelchair accessible so you can roll into the shower, there are seats all around and the shower tray is under the deck.
One wall of the kitchen opens onto the side balcony, adding fun in bringing the outside inside. The forest entrance is lit with pretty fairy lights. Old Man’s beard is a sign of the health of the air and grows in abundance on the yellow wood trees in the gorge.
Access is via an easy ramp, onto the back of the tree house and into the kitchen, the gorge drops away in front of the tree house.
Overnight: Teniqua Treetops
Day 7 and 8:
We leave after breakfast and travel to Tsitsikama. En route we can stop for sightseeing as well as a number of adventure pursuits such as a treetop canopy tour, bungee jumping, river tubing etc. in the Tsitsikamma area. Participating in these activities will depend entirely on the nature of your own disability and how adventurous you are feeling. The activities are not included and will therefore be for your own additional cost. If this sort of thing appeals to you, we will provide further information on request, as they will still need to be pre-booked.
Lunch will be en route at a place of your choice and is for your own account.
Overnight:Tsitsikama Storms River Camp
“Where the booming breakers of the Indian Ocean relentlessly pound rocky shores, where temperate high forest and fynbos roll down to the sea in an unspoilt verdant carpet, where ancient rivers carve their paths to the ocean down rocky ravines.”This, “the place of much water”, is the Tsitsikamma Section of the Garden Route National Park. The heartland of the park stretches some 5km to sea, protecting a wonderland of inter-tidal life, reef and deep-sea fish.Dolphins frolic in the breakers, surfing and playing for the sheer joy of life, and the gentle giant of the ocean, the southern right whale visits here, coming inshore to breed.
After breakfast we make our way to Port Elizabeth Airport for your onward flight.
Costs Based on 4 PAX
Pricing will be supplied based on the tailor made itinerary – enquire now
- Transport in air-conditioned adapted vehicle
- Meals as per itinerary
- Trip up Table Mountain on the Cableway
- Trip to Robben Island
- Entrance fees to Kirstenbosch Gardens , Cape Point Nature Reserve and Boulders
- Penguin colony
- Two wine tastings
- Local excursions with the guide
- Items and expenses of a personal nature
- Lunches and dinners
- Tips and gratuities
- Travel and medical insurance
- All flights
- The tariff quoted is subject to the availability of all services at current rates and is subject to availability of accommodation & services quoted on receipt of confirmation.
- Adjustments to the tariff quoted may be necessary should unexpected increases in costs of accommodations and serviced occur
- Once a provisional booking has been made, a 25% deposit will be required to confirm the booking and the balance of payment will be due 45 days prior to departure.
- Payment may be made by bank transfer or credit card
- Provisional and confirmed booking are subject to the Terms of Business