Found deceased 

Pniel near Stellenbosch

The Winelands Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) is currently engaged in a search for 60 year old local female who was last seen late yesterday afternoon. She is known to have a degree of dementia as well.

The lady apparently went for a walk in the valley area near the Lanquedoc Sports Field yesterday afternoon. The field is close to the wetlands of the Banghoek Rivier where the levels of the water is reported to be waist deep with thick sediment in places.

If you have any information regarding the missing person, please contact Metro Rescue Control 021 937 0300.

There is an Incident Command Post set up at the Lanquedoc Sports Field where the search operation is being conducted from. Metro Medical Rescue Technicians using a specialised drone, SAPS, K9SAR, Rescue Mountaineers, 4×4, two way radio communication unit,  logistical support teams as well as members of the local community are combing defined search areas. The search could be expanded to include the mountainous areas.

Name – Lilly Bruintjies

Language – Afrikaans

Address – Bergsig street

Age – 60 yrs

She was last seen wearing a light blue top, navy blue pants and a maroon cap.

If any corporates or businesses from the nearby towns of Paarl, Stellenbosch or Franschoek are able to assist with the provision of refreshments for the search teams and the very willing local community, they are welcome to contact Metro Rescue Control 021 937 0300


WSAR is a volunteer based organisation.

Call 021 937 0300 or 112 for any wilderness or mountain rescue response.

In association with the Western Cape Emergency Medical Services.


WSAR is a member of the International Commission of Alpine Rescue.



Please click here if you would like to support the WSAR Trust, thank you.