Devils Peak Table Mountain

At 13h32 on Tuesday the 16th of June 2020 Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was called by a hiker who reported that he could see someone about 300 meters below him, who seemed as if he was off route and struggling to regain the path.
The caller who was close to the summit of Devil’s Peak in the northern section of the Table Mountain National Park, was asked to maintain a visual on the person while rescuers were dispatched the southern end of Tafelberg road along the front of Table Mountain.

Fortunately for the lone trail runner, he was able to find his way back onto a path and made his way down Mowbray Ridge to reach the Contour Path at the King’s Blockhouse above Rhode’s Memorial.  Here he was met by SANParks Visitor Safety Patrolers who gave him a First Aid check before driving the gentleman back to his vehicle.

After no further assistance was required, the rescuers who were well on their way to search for the trail runner, were asked to divert to a second call that was reported to Metro rescue Control.

WSAR urges the public and tourists to please:-

  • not hike or trail run on your own
  • carry a cellphone with the emergency number saved in the contact list
  • carry a map of the area of y