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Paralympian Taking Durbanville Hills Winery To Court

Cape Town – A blind Paralympic athlete has taken well-known winery Durbanville Hills to the Equality Court after they refused him and his guide dog entry to their restaurant.

Swimmer Hendri Herbst visited the restaurant in 2014 after showing his girlfriend’s parents and grandmother around the city. When they arrived, the hostess allegedly told Herbst the restaurant has a policy against dogs and he and his party would have to sit outside.

After explaining that his dog is a guide dog he relies on, he was still refused entry and told to sit outside. Herbst was also told to be accompanied to the bathroom by a male in his party, as he couldn’t take his guide dog.

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