Special needs and wheelchair friendly accommodation in the Drakensberg. We invite you to enjoy all that the Drakensberg offers and to create lasting holiday memories

Drakensberg wheelchair friendly accommodation

Drakensberg wheelchair friendly accommodation

Wheelchair Friendly

Antbear Lodge also offers wheelchair friendly accommodation option. It starts with the spacious parking that allows for the easy unloading of the wheelchair. The route surfaces to the rooms are even and easy to navigate and ramps are provided to gain access to the lodge.

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The Lodge

Please let us know if you have any special needs when you make your reservation. We always make the effort to accommodate all our guests. The lodge provides ramps as an alternative entrance to cater for universal access. We off ground floor accommodation, wide doors, large bathrooms, and shower that can fit a wheelchair, pull up handle in the bath and shower, toilet seat & plastic chair in bathroom


Universal access policy and goals

We believe that universal access should enable access to everything for everyone. This implies inclusive design and architecture as well as an inclusive attitude to support accessibility for all. Special needs are very diverse and complex and extend beyond travelers in wheelchairs to include parents pushing prams, pregnant women and those with temporary conditions. Special needs encompass speech, hearing, sight, cognitive and mobility issues. While we still fall short of this ideal we are constantly striving to improve our lodge to be full inclusive to everyone.

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Uniterrupted views

The uninterrupted views of the Drakensberg Mountains. Chill out and relax taking in the clean air and open space. Enjoy a sun-downer o the deck of the lodge..

Wheelchair friendly activities in the Drakensberg and Natal Midlands

  • Kamberg Nature Reserve provides a wheel chair friendly hiking trail around the dams along the Mooi River. The hiking trail is level and the path is wide enough for a wheelchair to navigate easily. Picnic sites are also available. This wheelchair friendly trail is 4km in length and has been specifically designed for disabled persons.
  • Giants Castle has upgraded its facilities to be able to handle persons with disabilities. The Restaurant has also been made wheelchair accessible.
  • Didima Camp at Cathedral Peak. can also cater for persons in wheelchairs. The initial part of the Rainbow Gorge trail is accessible with a wheelchair.
  • Fordoun Spa is in the heart of Nottingham Road, Midlands Meander and boasts a team of experts that include skilled masseurs, Reiki and Bio-energy specialists, a traditional African Healer and highly trained aestheticians. These facilities are wheelchair friendly and universally accessible.
  • Nelson Mandela Capture site. The gravel pathway is wheelchair friendly and there are benches dotted along the way so you can sit down and admire the sculpture for a while.
  • Midlands Meander offers a quite a few stops which are accessible using a wheelchair.

Nature at its best

Break away and escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and get pampered with personalized service in the ultimate of tranquil, comfortable and cosy surroundings