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People With Disabilities

Wheelchair Access

An in-depth accessibility profile for West Coast National Park has been compiled.

View the accessibility features overview for West Coast National Park, as featured in the Rolling Inspiration magazine.


Accommodation

Duinepos Chalets

Chalet

Two chalets are disabled-friendly. Each chalet offers 2 bedrooms, an open plan kitchen, lounge, fire place, shower, toilet and an outdoor braai area. Other facilities include: swimming pool, communal braai and boma area.

For bookings and more information, contact:

  • Telephone: +27 (0)22 707 9900

Accessible Activities & Facilities

The major attractions of the reserve are the marine and lagoon fauna and flora, fossil deposits, flower displays, wading birds and the use of houseboats. There are a variety of visitor destinations within WCNP all with varying access potential. Some of the more noteworthy ones include:

Geelbek Hide

Accessed via a long wooden boardwalk, a person in a wheelchair can easily enter the hide (although with weathering the boardwalk is a bit creaky in parts). Depending on the tides, a person can have marvelous viewing of aquatic wading birds.

Postberg Flower Reserve

Flower season is August and September, but there is also the presence of some large herbivores. Most of the viewing of the flowers is done from the confines of a motor vehicle. There are a couple of picnic sites and a viewing site overlooking the lagoon. The pathway to this latter facility becomes too narrow for passage in a wheelchair. There are toilet facilities that are spacious and can be easily accessed. However no assisting rails are present.

Lagoon jetties and beaches

There are several jetties leading people onto the lagoon. These have steps and a wheelchair user will require assistance. Mobile toilets that service these jetties or the pathways that lead down to lagoon beach pockets are not appropriate for people in wheelchairs.