My wife and I just returned from a Safari with Epic Enabled. I use an electric wheelchair and have for pretty much my whole life. We have traveled all over the world from India to the mountains of Alaska, and this trip with Epic Enabled was a dream come true. The staff was amazing, from the office that helped with the reservation, to the guide Alfie and his assistant Charles. They knock themselves out to give you the best trip possible. The animal viewing was so incredible, we saw the big 5 including the highly endanger black Rhino. We came with feet of a cheetah with its just taken down prey. Were up close to every type of wildlife you can imagine. I thought that we would see an elephant or two at a great distance, but we saw dozens within maybe 50 to 100 feet away. It takes your breath away.
The hotel and three different bush camps we stayed at were all accessible and easy to get around in, from raised toilets to roll in shower, Epic was so on top of things that when we checked in to our hotel, Alfie notice the hotel did not have a hand held shower, so he went out got one and installed it himself to make it easier for me. Its not his hotel but he just wanted everything just right.
The vehicles they use was great, you get your chair clamped down and I felt safe at all times.
The vehicle is a bit taller than a regular land rover but that just makes the game viewing better. Now is everything as pristine and ADA (American with Disability Act) compliant as back in California. Of course not, you are visiting a third world country and going out in the the wilderness where lions and rhinos can be seen in their natural habitat, But can you do it? An absolute yes. If you want things just like home, stay home.
We had a total in our safari of just 9 people (3 chair user consisting of 2 quads and one para), and we all did everything everyone else did. When ever we needed help the crew was always there. I never felt scared just enjoyed the thrill of my life. I know that when i considered making a reservation I would have loved to chat with someone with a disability that does not have an interest in the company. You can Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and i can answer your questions or at least try.
Again amazing put this trip on your bucket list and go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The accessible Epic Guest House is situated in rustic Noordhoek at the foot of famous Chapman’s Peak, in Cape Town - South Africa. We offer accessible B&B accommodation for everybody - no barriers! 4 disabled friendly bedrooms 2 being spacious en-suite family rooms as well as 2 double/twin rooms (with their own separate bathrooms), all with accessible roll-in showers and very inviting comfortable beds. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Epic Guest House Noordhoek, South Africa - Cape Town