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Accessibility
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Kruger National Park has at least one accessible hut and cottage at a number of camps. Contact the National Parks Board or Eco-Access for further information. At Berg-en-Dal Camp, one of the accessible camps, there is a 600-m tactile trait with a gravel path that is wheelchair-accessible with a bit of help.

Emfuleni Lodge, near Klaserie and Kruger National Park, has accessible rooms and a swimming pool. You can do vehicle-based safaris into the park from here. The Cheetah Project at Hoedspruit is wheelchair-accessible. The Elephant Expedition at Xudum in the Okavango Delta would be a wonderful experience for blind people as you can touch and communicate with the elephants.

Ndabushe Wildlife Sanctuary, very close to Johannesburg, has a number of antelope such as bushbuck, impala and springbok. They have sand roads that are wheelchair-navigable with help. They have wheelchair-friendly toilets and are planning an accessible chalet.

Wilderness Wheels Africa have a land cruiser with a lift for wheelchairs accessible tents, toilets and showers, and operate four-day safaris to the Kruger Park, ten-day safaris to Botswana and Zimbabwe, and tailor-made safaris.


Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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