Disabled Travel

For peace of mind and a truly accessible, trouble-free holiday

Disabled Travel

For peace of mind and a truly accessible, trouble-free holiday

Contact Us

Telephone : (+27) 028 3121884
Fax : (+27) 086 6090 932
Cell phone : 082 9233 201
E-mail : info@disabledtravel.co.za

Physical Address:
82 Mitchell street
Hermanus 7200
South Africa

Please let us know if you need information about a facility that is not listed - we will try our best to accommodate you.
You are welcome to inform us about other wheelchair accessible facilities and send us your pictures.
This website will be updated on a regular basis and upgrading of some facilities is expected to take place during the year. New facilities will be added as soon as possible.

About Us

Karin Coetzee
B. Occupational Therapy
University of Stellenbosch

Disabled Travel has been designed as an off shoot from the Access for Citizens Committee - Proudly Accessible, both wheelchair initiatives established by Karin Coetzee, a qualified Occupational Therapist based in Hermanus. She has extensive experience in spinal rehabilitation and wheelchair training, gained over a period of 22 years from Hospitals within South Africa such as Wentworth and Addington in Durban, Lady Michaelis and Victoria Hospitals in Cape Town, The Spinal Unit at the Conradie Hospital in Pinelands and Peers Private Clinic in the United States.

An unfortunate skiing accident 3 years ago, left Karin with a broken leg and the reality of being wheelchair bound for a period of 3 months. Suddenly she was enlightened even further to the plight disabled people face on a daily basis when they attempt to complete the most mundane tasks in gaining access to public amenities and buildings, and the disregard with which they are treated when they challenge why access is limited and blatantly restricted to those able bodied people in the community.

Armed with both aspects of the situation, Karin has made the commitment to improve, educate and enlighten the community she resides in and within time, she hopes to increase the awareness throughout our Rainbow Nation to the fact that both disabled people and able bodied people deserve access to all amenities available in our society to enrich and improve our quality of life!

- Written by Nikki Stanley

Karin with broken knee
Karin, with a broken knee (2004) struggling to cross the road.

Karin with Mayoress
Karin received the 2007 Hermanus Woman of the Year award from the mayoress.

Karin with Ari Seirlis
Karin with Ari Seirlis, National Director of Quad-Para Asscociation of SA.

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