Eco Tourism

At NCPD, we recognize the paramount importance of ensuring equal access to the environment for persons with disabilities. That is why we are excited to share the news of accessible destinations, led by Therina Wentzel as part of our Eco Tourism initiative.

This project embodies our commitment to promoting inclusivity and creating opportunities for persons with disabilities to enjoy the beauty of nature and travel.


Clarens Village Conservancy, Hiking, and Wheelchair-Friendly Trail

Clarens Village Conservancy (CVC), located in the Free State and bordering the town of Clarens, is a beautiful and popular destination for nature lovers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts. The conservancy offers a range of activities for visitors, including hiking, bird watching, and mountain biking. All set against the backdrop of the stunning Maluti Mountains.

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Gonubie launches an access mat and amphibious beach wheelchairs

A beach access mat and two amphibious floating beach wheelchairs were recently handed-over during a ceremony at Gonubie Beach in the Buffalo City Metro. The enjoyment and smiling faces of the learners from Vukuhambe School were evident of the huge impact this equipment will bring to all beachgoers at Gonubie Beach.

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Universal Design and Access (UDA)

In brief, Universal Design and Access is an all-inclusive way in making buildings and services accessible to all. (ALL DISABILITIES ARE COVERED)  In other words, any service, policy, building, eco environment, facility, etc. must be designed in such a way that everyone (not only persons with disabilities) must be able to make use of the above at any time without the need of assistance, modifications or changes. In other words, UDA looks at the realistic picture. It accepts the reality that the broader population comprises of people of different ages, heights, weights, language skills, abilities, etc. 

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