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Beach Access

The coastal zones of our country are protected areas and legislation prevents the use of motor vehicles on beaches. While wheelchair users are permitted to use a power or manual wheelchair on South Africa’s beautiful beaches, it is often extremely difficult to get onto the beach without a vehicle.


These permits are allocated by the Department of Environmental Affairs, while the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities and their provincial associations merely certify that the applicant has a disability.


The person must have a substantial mobility impairment which makes it impossible for them to gain access to the beach from the parking lot without a vehicle.


Application process

  1. Download the application form, complete and sign;
  2. Attach a copy of the identity document and drivers licence;
  3. contact us to make an appointment for an assessment
  4. Send the completed application to the Department of Environmental Affairs, whose details appear on the application form.


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