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Profile

About

The concept of EPIC ENABLED was born in 2001 (We’d run as Epic Expeditions since 1992 and had seen very few “enabled” travellers enjoying Southern African as overlanders). As Epic Enabled, we serve the many “enabled” people who are willing and able to push the boundaries of their disabilities and wish to experience the same sense of adventure and thrill which “overlanding” has to offer.

Both the travel company and our fully accessible guest house are based in Cape Town.

Alfie Smith Alfie Smith

Alfie Smith

Alfie Smith
Alfie Smith is the founder and owner of Epic Enabled and Epic Expeditions, and will be your driver/guide. He is highly trained, motivated and experienced in leadership and group dynamics, and combines an extensive knowledge of local conditions, wildlife, vehicles and mechanical expertise along with a passion for overland safari travel. He is qualified and has travelled extensively during his overlanding years in South America, Europe and Africa.
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Sabine Smith Sabine Smith

Sabine Smith

Sabine Smith
Sabine Smith runs the office. Born in Switzerland, she speaks fluent German. Sabine has travelled extensively in Europe before calling South Africa her new home in 1994. She has run tours in Southern Africa for over nine years.

Alfie and Sabine will try their best to exceed your wildest dreams and make your African holiday a positive memory of an adventure of a life time.

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Vehicle & Equipment

Vehicles

We have a variety of vehicles available, depending on the group size. Our accessible vehicles are especially adapted by qualified mechanical engineers for wheelchair (disabled) passengers to travel in total safety and comfort. The wheelchairs are secured by means of factory built, quick release tie-downs to ensure safety while the vehicle is in motion. These tie-downs are bolted and welded to the framework of the vehicle body enhancing the all-round safety aspects.
Each group is different as each individual traveller has differentrequest and needs. We like to keep the liberty of using the best suitable vehicle according to passengers booked on the individual tours.

Large groups: 8 – 14 Passengers

We use a recent model Mercedes Benz 1617 overland safari truck with hydraulic passenger lift. The passenger compartment has been customised with elevated factory-constructed seats with seat belts. The removable seats give you space and manoeuvrability inside the passenger compartment to enhance your game viewing and the important all-round views. We can accommodate four to six wheelchair passengers (some will have to transfer into standard vehicle seats) and additional eight to ten passengers.

Medium groups: 4 – 8 passengers

We use a Mercedes Benz 518 Sprinter bus with hydraulic passenger lift. This Sprinter bus can take up to four wheelchair passengers (standard size wheelchairs) seated in their wheelchairs, secured with tie-downs to the floor, and an additional eight seats passengers.

Small groups: 2 – 6 passengers

We use a Mercedes Benz 312D Sprinter bus with ramps for wheelchair access. This Sprinter bus can take up to three wheelchair passengers (standard size wheelchairs) seated in their wheelchairs, secured with tie-downs to the floor, and an additional six seated passengers.

Each group is different as each individual traveller has different request and needs. We like to keep the liberty of using the best suitable vehicle according to passengers booked on the individual tours.

Equipment

All quality camping equipment is provided and we prepare our own meals (on the Kruger safari). In addition we can also offer a bath swivel seat, shower/commode wheelchair, emergency wheelchair and movable handlebars.

Please mention when booking if you would like to make use of any of these aids.

We can hire the following equipment/aids for your individual needs:

  • Electric wheelchair
  • Manual wheelchair
  • Scooters
  • Zimmer frame
  • Crutches
  • Walking sticks
  • Bath swivel seat
  • Shower/commode wheelchair
  • Shower-hose extensions
  • Movable handlebars
  • Hoist (not available for the Kruger safari part)
  • Oxygen tanks

We can also provide carers/nurses on request at an extra cost.