I went there five years ago to research the vlei as a tourism destination. I enjoyed the birdlife and educational facilities and of course the view towards Table Mountain! As accessibility is an important aspect which Incar Travel Guide always include in our advice to people with special needs, I found the following obvious shortcomings for people in wheelchairs.
While the long walkway to the hide was a very welcome feature I was once again surprised at the little thinking that went into its design. A roller can eventually get to the hide, only to get stuck at the steps at the entrance which is impossible for them to manage!
Secondly, the maintenance of the walkway was poor. There was no ramp to the walkway at its beginning. A section was obviously missing for a very long time. I suspected that when it gets repaired, it will be with steps, because, once again, no thought would be given to rollers.
Surely guys, why do you want people with special needs EXCLUDED! What have they done to you!?
I sincerely trust that these problems had been rectified over the past 5 years!