Karin Coetzee, occupational therapist and content creator for the travel website Disabled Travel, reviews stylish and accessible seaside accommodation.
The View in Simon’s Town
“Being wheelchair-dependent should not be a hindrance to holidaying.” This is the belief of the family who lets their lovely holiday house overlooking False Bay in Simon’s Town.
The Light House Suite with its private balcony has been designed comprehensively with a wheelchair user in mind, and 24-hour care can be arranged by Assisted Living SA if required. The suite features a spacious open-plan bedroom/bathroom layout, with a bath and double basins. The large roll-in shower has two swing doors and a large built-in shower seat with a grab rail.
The overhead and hand showers can be used simultaneously for a luxurious shower experience. The toilet is located in a private en-suite room and has grab rails and adequate space alongside for sideways transfer. A mobile hoist and shower chair with small wheels are available for the convenience of guests.
From The Light House Suite there is level access to the lounge, open-plan dining and kitchen areas. The well-equipped kitchen offers two electric ovens, gas and electric hobs, a Nespresso machine, a dishwasher, a washing machine and a tumble dryer.
The other three bedrooms, each with a private balcony, are situated on a lower level and are accessed by stairs only. Assisted Living SA is owned by the family and they will be on site in separate accommodation at The View House during your stay.
• Full-time live-in care provided by Assisted Living SA staff. Carer costs vary according to guests’ needs;
• Respite care for families who need a break;
• Post-operative care; and
• Airport transfers and tours in a rental vehicle with a hoist.
To book a holiday at The View, phone 081 716 7685 or
064 673 8362 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about accessible accommodations throughout South Africa, visit the Disabled Travel website at www.disabledtravel.co.za.