CapeNature and WOW team up for a third consecutive year at the Cape Town Cycle Tour
CapeNature will collaborate for a third year with the Warrior on Wheels foundation to sponsor three custom-made buggies for differently-abled children aged between eight and twenty years, at the Cape Town Cycle Tour. After taking home first place in 2018 at the coveted race, the entity is excited and honoured to once again share in the spirit and camaraderie of making this initiative possible.
CapeNature is delighted to be collaborating with WOW as it is committed to the principle of universal access and is actively striving to incorporate that at accommodation offerings at the nature reserves. At Rocherpan, for example, this commitment can be seen in the extended access ramps to accommodate wheelchair access as well as universally accessible showers. CapeNature acknowledged the need regarding its current tourism product and upgraded it accordingly.
Dr Razeena Omar, CapeNature Chief Executive Officer, elaborated as follows:
“CapeNature is honoured and proud to be giving differently-abled children the joy of adventure for another year as part of this extraordinary initiative. We consider universal access to be a key component with respect to our tourism offerings by creating accessibility for all, while maintaining a sensitive ecological footprint. Rocherpan Nature Reserve today has several facilities which are universally accessible.”
Through consulting with various adventure providers and establishments within the tourism industry, the organisation feels privileged to forge partnerships, which promote accessibility for all abilities. The organisation aims to promote universal access in tourism and sporting events while giving the gift of adventure to some brave children, who would not otherwise have had the opportunity of participating in an event of this magnitude.
“The Warrior on Wheels Foundation uplifts and empowers children with disabilities by providing them with special adventures, such as this one. This initiative not only gives 15 differently-abled young people the opportunity to experience the iconic event but it impacts their whole family and brings seasoned cyclists together to volunteer their time, love, and energy to care for these warriors as they tow them around the peninsula on the 109km route. We thank CapeNature for their gift of adventure, making it possible for our children to experience the spirit of the Cape Town Cycle Tour”, added Deirdre Gower, Founder, Warrior on Wheels Foundation.