Cape Town, South Africa

Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Wheelchair accessible Cape Town, South Africa


Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa, located on the Atlantic Coastline. Once of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa, the city boasts an impressive number of both natural and historic attractions. With its modern infrastructure and public transportation system, Cape Town is one of the most wheelchair accessible cities on the continent.

Visitors to Cape Town will enjoy exploring the Cape Floral Region and Table Mountain, which together are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other attractions include Robben Island, the prison where Nelson Mandela was held for 18 years, and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, a lively shopping district popular with tourists.

Guide Contents

Airport Accessibility

Cape Town International Airport is modern and wheelchair accessible.

Attractions & Sights

With multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Cape Town offers something for everyone.

Hotels & Accommodations

Many hotels in Cape Town offer handicap accessible guest rooms with roll-in showers.

Public Transportation

Wheelchair users will love the accessibility and design of MyCiti bus terminals.

Wheelchair Taxis

A few private transportation providers offer wheelchair-friendly rides around Cape Town.

"Roll-ability" of Sidewalks

Cape Town may be the most rollable city for wheelchair users in all of Africa.

Visa Requirements & Safety

Use these tips to stay safe in Cape Town, South Africa.
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