Transport & Tours
One of the challenges facing people with disabilities, particularly those with mobility impairment is that of transport.
There is, however, parties who specialize in providing tourism opportunities for people with disabilities. These include organized trips to national parks such as Kruger National Park. These parties are external entrepreneurs. SANParks is in full support of the service they provide and is thus happy to provide their contact details as options for those people seeking specialized tour packages.
While this is not an exhaustive list, these are some of the tour groups for people with disabilities who SANParks' recommends:
3 Bodrum Close
PO Box 422, Noordhoek, Cape Town, 7985, South Africa
Tel/Fax: +27 (0)21 785 3176
After hours: +27 (0)21 785 3156
Mobile: +27 (0)73 22 82825
23 Lark Crescent, Flamingo Vlei, Tableview, 7441, Cape Town, South Africa
Tel/Fax: +27 (21) 556 6114
Mobile: +27 (73) 206 7733
Particularly for wheelchair users in Table Mountain National Park and other parks in the Western Cape (Agulhas, Bontebok, Garden Route, Karoo, Tankwa Karoo and West Coast)
For those people who can drive a hand-controlled vehicle and who do not want to be affiliated to a tour and travel independently, it is possible to hire converted vehicles from many of the major car rental agencies. Usually an advanced notice period of a few days is necessary to enable the hand-controls to be fitted to an appropriate automatic vehicle. SANParks' can recommend AVIS car hire. Hand-controlled vehicles can be hired from all South Africa's major cities as well as from Skukuza Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park.
The AVIS Central Reservation number is:
Tel.+27 (0) 86 102 1111
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