Permission to Play

Stanford-based, Wide Open offers mobility-challenged clients a selection of outdoor adventures designed to enrich their lives. An all-terrain wheelchair allows access to outdoor destinations such as fynbos nature trails, forest paths and quiet beaches. Furthermore, Wide Open offers various holistic therapies and treatments that will stimulate mind, body and soul.

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“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure despite overwhelming obstacles.” Christopher Reeve

Wide Open was and still is, inspired by amazing disabled people who have a sense of adventure into the unknown. It is also about the sheer pleasure of feeling Alive! 

The name Wide Open is about these powerful words and they are:

“No limitations, no matter what our challenges are, on whatever we do on our time on this planet. To keep ourselves available at all times for every gift around each corner and by doing this we permit ourselves to play!”

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures 

Wide Open will introduce you to the beauty of the Overberg and offers outdoor adventures that include the following experiences:

Ancient Forest 

The ancient forest is filled with Life in every form, shape and sound. A quiet time in among the trees can be hugely healing and Wide Open encourage you to take a slow pace to absorb this ancient medicine, bird song and possibly witness an elusive Cape Leopard.

Follow the Flowers

The Overberg is blessed to have an incredible diversity of endemic flowers right on its doorstep, which means you don’t have far to travel to be seduced by this wonderland in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom. 

Elim Fynbos 

A chance to see Elim Fynbos is a guided outing with Gerhardt van Deventer and is an experience not to be missed.

A Quiet Day on the Beach 

There is nothing better than a quiet day on the beach where you can picnic, swim, catch a tan or cast a line! The Wide Open beach wheelchair means you have access to the water, all you need to do is bring your sun hat!

River and Bird Watching Cruise 

The Klein River in Stanford is home to over 200 bird species and sets the scene for a magical river and bird watching cruise with Peter Hochfelden. 

Boat Trips

The Atlantic Ocean around Dyer Island just off the Gansbaai coastline is a marine reserve. Home to a colony of endangered African Penguins, it is also the playground for Common Dolphins, Cape Fur Seals, Great White Sharks, Marine Birds and Southern Right Whales in season. Wide Open takes you on a memorable boat trip to see how many of these ocean beauties you can spot.

Rolling Photography Photographic Experience 

The talented photographer, Annalize Mouton will take you on a beautiful and creative journey when you embark on the rolling photography photographic experience.

Bucket List 

The Wide Open team are ready to help you complete all the things on your bucket list. The fun starts here!

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Therapies and Treatments

Therapies and Treatments

Wide Open has a group of qualified women from Stanford, Hermanus and Gansbaai who have come forward to offer a generous selection of therapies and treatments that include but are not limited to:

  • Creative Art
  • Harmonic Sound Activation
  • Massages
  • Movement Therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Therapeutic Art
  • Qigong
  • Yoga
  • Sound Journey
  • Hear Your Music


Wide Open creates bespoke packages to suit your unique needs. 

Rates are dependant on whichever adventures, therapies and treatments you decide to enjoy. 

For more information contact Wide Open directly. 



Wide Open gives everyone, including local businesses and people who have enjoyed the Wide Open experience, the gift to enrich the lives of those less fortunate. 

A gift of feeling the breeze in their hair and the sun on their face, an opportunity to smell the scent of Fynbos, catch a wave or be silent under the ancient Milkwood trees.  




Wide Open has a cottage available that can accommodate two guests. It has off-road parking and a private entrance.

Tranquility Garden Suite is a holistic hideaway in a magnificent garden setting in Stanford that is geared to accommodate guests who have mobility issues. The spacious one-bedroom Tranquility Garden Suite is wheelchair friendly and is custom-fitted with the necessary support handles and attachments needed for the ultimate guest experience. 

Read more about Tranquility Garden Suite here.


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