Slangolie Ravine Table Mountain

At 1452 on Tuesday the 16th of June 2020 Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that his dog had fallen down the steep Slangolie Ravine while he was out hiking at the southern end of the Pipe Track.  This ravine is in the northern section of the Table Mountain National Park overlooking the suburb of Bakoven.

Rescuers who were diverted from an earlier rescue response at Devil’s Peak made their way towards the location of the incident.
On arrival it was learnt that the 6 month old dog was quite low down in the very overgrown ravine and would require a team of Rescue Climbers in order to retrieve him.
In order to aid the operation, rope an pulley systems were attached to the rock above the Pipe Track as well as hauling equipment  anchored to old disused water pipes and other metal structures.

Just after nightfall, the dog was safely returned to his owner at the Pipe Track.  From here all rescuers and members of the public were walked off the mountain via a nearby jeep track.

WSAR would like to thank the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for their response and efforts during this callout.
WSAR also commends the members of the public who came tho the assistance of the dog’s owner for their support as well.

Picture: Cape of Good Hope SPCA Facebook


WSAR urges the public and tourists to please:-

  • have your dogs on a leash when walking above steep ground

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

WSAR is a volunteer based organisation.

Our role is to support the Emergency Medical Services of the Western Cape Department of Health. 
We depend on the good will of the public and business for our funding, in order to maintain a 24/7/365 emergency standby.

We do operate in conjunction with state and other professional services, however, the vast majority of our rescue responders are volunteers who receive no remuneration at all.  Our donations is strictly managed by the WSAR Trust.

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In association with the Western Cape Emergency Medical Services.


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