Living With A Disability Can Be Fun – Living Life

Living with a disability can be fun. Some of the most badass people are disabled. Perhaps its because they have more motivation to love and live life to the fullest.  Here are a few ways to have fun living with a disability.

 Explore Nature

For those who have a disability, being isolated and suffering from cabin fever is common.  Going into nature is healing and calming.  There are many parks and hiking trails that are accessible for people with disabilities.

  • Fossil Trail – the popular trail located in the Karoo National Park has been upgraded to suit people with disabilities.  There are 23 new information plaques including Braille plaques.
  • Lichen Trail – Near Bourke’s Luck Potholes, 180-meter trail with fully accessible pathways, tapes for blind people and brochures for people who are deaf.
  • Johannesburg Zoo – near the heart of Johannesburg, the zoo hosts tours for blind and deaf people with accessible facilities.
  • Fragrance Garden – invigorate the senses at this garden at Optima College.
  • Die Grot – In Vryburg, this 30 km trail 2-day hike with accommodation and 2-day hikes includes one night sleeping in a cave and game viewing.

 Be Daring

 Thanks to the latest technology, those living with a disability can enjoy the “extreme sports” and try out something a bit more daring.

  • Scuba Diving – is a popular recreational activity for people with disabilities around the world.  In South Africa, we have beautiful waters and weather.  The Handicapped Scuba Association promotes scuba diving around the world.
  • Wheelchair Skateboarding – Aaron Fotheringham, born with Spina Bifida, did a backflip somersault in his wheelchair when he was only 14 years old.
  • Rock climbing – A popular sport among the disabled community.  Adaptive climbing walls and guides, mean that blind people can learn to climb rock faces.
  • Skydiving – is an incredible adrenaline rush. Tandem jumps are suited for blind and visually impaired people.