Tag: partially sighted


Venda – hiking through forest, rivers and waterfalls

After breakfast, we begin our hike through the forests to Makwarane, the first village on our itinerary. Before long, I assign my cane permanently to my back pack; with the rough and rocky terrain, it is more of a hindrance than a help to my mobility. I soon develop a technique that carries me through the six day hike, and

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Partially sighted traveller – “assistance required”

“Before I go blind” bucket-list adventures. A rural hiking adventure in Venda – Day 1 Raising awareness for Retina South Africa, and empowering the partially sighted (visually impaired). Sunday morning. Getting to Johannesburg. I’m almost hallucinating with tiredness as I check in at Cape Town International airport at 5am. The plane is taking off at 6:15a.m to Johannesburg and I’ve

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