Table Mountain National Park (northern section)

While engaged with a previous rescue response, Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was again dispatched at 16h33 on Sunday the 1st of March 2020, after receiving a call regarding a person who had sustained a leg injury while venturing off trail at the top of Table Mountain close to the Upper Cable Station (UCS).

A team of two Medical Rescue Technicians and four Rescue Mountaineers reached the 34 year old local male after ascending the mountain via the Cable Car. On arrival, it was found that the person had suffered a fracture of his right lower leg which rendered him unable to walk. After medical treatment was administered, he was carried in a stretcher to the UCS. From here he was taken down the mountain in the Cable Car.

After arriving at the Lower Cable Station the casualty was taken to a medical facility via private transport for further assistance.

We wish the the gentleman a speedy recovery.

  • The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMAC) kindly assists WSAR during rescue operations when requested.
  • Picture: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Facebook page

WSAR urges the public and tourists to please:-

  • be responsible when using the Table Mountain National Park regarding adventure activities
  • pay attention to the necessary permit requirements including the associated activity zones
  • contact the various clubs which offer different types of outdoor activities and updated local information

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.



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