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Universal Accessibility

The Big Hole

The Big Hole in Kimberley is one of the largest tourist attractions in the Northern Cape and a must see for any tourist. Apart from the Big Hole itself, there are various displays to be seen which range from the geology of diamonds to a timeline showing world events compared to events that happened in the diamond industry. We also boast with the world's largest diamond display where many polished and un-cut diamonds can be seen in all shapes and colours. You could also stroll through the old town where you will be taken back in time to the days when Kimberley was still a young town. There are also curio shops, jewellers, a coffee shop and a bar which serves meals as well on the premises.

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Access2africasafaris

Tour operator specialising in Inclusive Tourism and Universal Accessibility. We cater for guests with mobility, vision, and hearing challenges as well as learning disabilities and walking wounded. Our guests are able to enjoy diverse experiences in safe relaxed environments. Experiences include accessible snorkeling, going into the sea with beach wheelchair at Uhshakamarine World, accessible boat ride in St Lucia, accessible wheelchair friendly open safari game drives at Hluhluwe Game Reserve and close wildlife interaction with cheetahs, birds, elephants, crocodile and snakes

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FLAMINGO TOURS & DISABLED VENTURES

We offer services for people with disabilities who want a tours designed to cater to their very special needs, taking into account their ability and interests first. Each tour can be designed just for them. As a registered tourist guide and regisitered Nursing Sister who personally guides the tours, guests can be assured they are in great hands to meet their needs and exceed their expectations

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29 on St James

4 star B&B Guest Lodge

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Stormsriver Adventures (Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour)

Stormsriver Adventures is a professional responsible tourism entity and market leader in cable sliding. A “FIRST IN AFRICA” rurally eco-based Adventure Company situated in the heart of the majestic Tsitsikamma Forest region. The company boasts adventure activities, which include the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour. Experience the uniqueness of the Tsitsikamma Forest from an aerial perspective 30 meters above the forest floor, MONKEYING AROUND!! A 2½ hour "green" family activity full of fun!! At Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour we pride ourselves on being inclusive to people of all abilities. The tour consists of 10 slides accompanied by two qualified guides. The equipment consists of a full body harness, pulley, safety gloves and helmet. The construction, of the slides and platforms, is non-invasive, with no bolts, nails or screws penetrating the trees. Gently glide along two galvanized steel cables with a diameter of 13mm, wrapped around the trees, with rubber padded wooden blocks between the cable and the trunks, so as not to damage any part of the tree. The same method is used to tie the metal frames of the platforms, to the trees. These cables and wooden blocks are retentioned and adjusted every year to prevent bruising of the bark, and to allow the natural expansion of the tree trunk as it grows. Two species of indigenous trees are utilized on the system, namely the Outeniqua Yellowwood (Podocarpus falcatus) and Hard Pear (Olinea ventosa). Both of these tend to grow out beyond the forest canopy and make up most of what is known as the emergent tree layer. They are generally the largest trees in our forest and their relatively slow growth makes them strong and resilient. Stormsriver Adventures is more than just an Adventure Company as it has been firmly committed to Community Upliftment for the past 19 years, employing and training community members. Furthermore, 90% of the staff is from the local area and a committed Equity and Skills Development Plan has resulted in locals progressing to senior management positions and shareholders within the company. It was always the intention to make the staff part of the company who now own 48% of the operating company. "WE INVEST IN PEOPLE and OUR ENVIRONMENT"

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La Picasso Guest House

La Picasso Guest House is a 3 star graded establishment located in Ermelo, Mpumalanga. We offer accommodation and conference facilities. All our 23 en-suite rooms consists of flat screens, DSTV, tea/coffee station, study desks, heaters, electric blankets. We also have braai facilities and self catering apartments for clients who prefer preparing their own meals and we offer free unlimited wifi to our guests. La Picasso is located at the centre of Mpumalanga cities and we are a good stop over when you are going to Swaziland, Mozambique, Kruger National Park, Johannesburg, Durban, etc. We look forward to welcoming you and enjoy excellent service with us.

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Hluleka Nature Reserve

From the top of the grassy hill at the entrance to Hluleka, there is an incredible panoramic view along the coastline. The series of coves, white sandy beaches lined with palms and the indigenous coastal forest that make up the 772ha Reserve, form a real coastal paradise. Partially hidden up on the hillside, overlooking the beach, are seven double - story chalets - with luxurious bathrooms, big windows and sundecks overlooking the Indian Ocean. Each chalet accommodates four, and is kitted out with modern décor and appliance, a television and all the amenities necessary for a relaxing stay. Accommodation is self-catering.

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Cango Wildlife Ranch

Cango Wildlife Ranch is a multi-accredited Zoological facility nestled in the heart of the Klein Karoo, Western Cape. It is open 365 days of the year and is an ideal experience for those of all ages. Its founded in commitment and passion to animals and strives to educate the public on species and environmental issues through multi-lingual guided tours and specialized encounter experiences. It is one of the most noteworthy and unique facilities of its kind merging fun and sheer awe with public education awareness. Our mission is to conserve, our purpose is to care and our goal is connect people with animals to instill lifelong respect. Cango Wildlife Ranch is one of only a handful of facilities in South Africa to be accredited through PAAZA (The African Association of Zoo's and Aquaria) and we proudly hold a membership with WAZA (The World Association of Zoo's and Aquaria) which is by invitation only to the best animal facilities around the world. Although we have received 6 consecutive Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor, our main mission beyond service excellence is conservation through education. The animals at the facility come from varied backrounds from captive born, to illegal pet-trade, injured and rescued animals to those that have been rehabilitated but are not equipped for release. The facility has a firm belief that each animal has a message and a purpose as ambassadors for their species which we proudly relay through our multi-lingual guided tours. The tours are both fun and humorous whilst addressing major conservation and environmental issues in order to raise overall public awareness. It is important to make this tour accessible and available for everyone. The facility is fully wheelchair and pram friendly and further to that, guided tours are conducted for various groups with disabilities including the vision and hearing impaired. We believe that all visitors, when leaving our facility, must have gained knowledge or a sense of caring and responsibility towards our environment and all species. Although we share this information in a fun and informative manor, we firmly believe that the more enjoyable the overall experience, the more memorable the messages that we relay. It is also vital that this be carried out by trained and passionate staff with the highest possible standards of service and esteem. Our goals, initiatives and responsible tourism outlook paves the way for numerous conservation, research and community programs and we encourage community and visitor involvement where ever possible. Upon visiting, our finely planned facility layout allows access to wheelchairs and prams for the whole duration of the tour. We have wheelchair accessible private toilets as well and this includes full access to all restaurant and retail outlets. Should a client require a wheelchair, we have 2 immaculate ones on site for complimentary use. Though it is always better to arrange the following in advance; some of our ambassador animals are also specially trained to be comfortable with wheelchairs which allows the most amazing interaction experience to be enjoyed by almost everyone!

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