Boland Mountains

Search for lost hikers

2019-06-19T13:02:06+02:00June 19th, 2019|Boland Mountains, Cape Nature, Hiking, Jonkershoek, Rescues, Search, Winelands|

Jonkershoek near Stellenbosch At 19h02 on Sunday the 16th of June 2019, the Winelands Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that two hikers were overdue and lost after embarking on a walk in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. Rescue Mountaineers, Logistical support, 4x4 crew as well as Cape Nature Rangers were [...]

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WSAR aircraft accident exercise.

2019-06-06T17:31:52+02:00June 5th, 2019|Boland Mountains, Cape Nature, Care And Support (CAS), Exercises, Joint Operations, Metro Rescue, Rescues, Safety, Search|

At 05h00 on Saturday the 25th of May 2019, about 130 members of Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) assembled near the top of the Du Toits Kloof mountain pass in order to conduct a simulated search for a helicopter that had crashed while retrieving a maintenance crew who had spent the day at the Telkom [...]

Winelands WSAR recent callouts

2019-05-28T14:57:52+02:00May 28th, 2019|AMS, Boland Mountains, Cape Nature, CoCT Conservation, Helderberg Nature Reserve, Hiking, Metro Rescue, Rescues, Search, Winelands|

Stettynskloof  near Worcster On Sunday the 12th of May  2019 at 15h55 the Winelands Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a hiker was overdue. Three hikers who had been walking in the Holslootrivier area in the water catchment zone of the Brandvlei dam had split up, and when two [...]

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Four mountain rescue responses in the Western Cape over the long weekend.

2019-03-25T15:10:53+02:00March 25th, 2019|AMS, Boland Mountains, Cape Nature, Hiking, Metro Rescue, Mountain biking, Rescues, Search, Table Mountain National Park, Winelands|

Boland Mountains Sir Lowry's Pass On Friday the 22nd of March 2019 at 11h39 the Winelands Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after the race organisers of a mountain biking event called for assistance. One of their male competitors had taken fall at a steep section of the stage. He had sustained a leg [...]

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Winelands rescuers responded to incidents this weekend.

2019-02-18T16:56:48+02:00February 18th, 2019|AMS, Boland Mountains, Cape Nature, Helderberg Nature Reserve, Hiking, Metro Rescue, Rescues, Winelands|

Helderberg Nature Reserve Somerset West On Friday the 16th of February 2019 at 08h46 the Winelands Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated by the Western Cape Emergency Medical Services (EMS) after a call for assistance was received. It was reported that a 38 year old male hiker from the Strand was complaining of chest [...]

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Hiker helivaced off Devil’s Peak and Krom Rivier alert

2019-02-06T11:09:32+02:00January 21st, 2019|AMS, Boland Mountains, Cape Nature, Hiking, Metro Rescue, SANParks|

Devil's Peak Cape Town On Sunday the 20th of January 2019 at 15h58 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue unit was activated by the Western Cape Emergency Medical Services (EMS) after a call for assistance was received. It was reported that a 61 year old male from Cape Town had inured his leg while he [...]

Mountain rescue.

2018-12-11T16:20:01+02:00December 11th, 2018|AMS, Aquatic, Boland Mountains, Cape Nature, Climbing, Kloofing, Rescues|

Kylemore Pniel near Stellenbosch On Sunday the 09th of December 2018 at 22h02 the Winelands Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated by the Western Cape  Emergency Medical Services (EMS) after a call for assistance was received The caller explained that a group of adventure seekers who were abseiling down a known kloofing route in [...]

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Mountain rescue

2018-11-19T09:33:46+02:00November 19th, 2018|AMS, Aquatic, Boland Mountains, Cape Nature, Kloofing, Rescues, Search|

Riviersonderend kloof Elgin/Grabouw   On Sunday the 18th of November 2018 at 14h12 the Winelands Wilderness Search And Rescue unit (WSAR) was activated by the Western Cape Provincial Emergency Medical Services (EMS) after a call for assistance was  received. The location of the incident was deep in a gorge, where one of the many rivers [...]

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Mountain rescues

2018-11-13T08:07:19+02:00November 12th, 2018|AMS, Boland Mountains, Cape Nature, Lion's Head, Rescues, SANParks, Search|

Lion's Head Cape Town On Saturday the 10th of November 2018 at 06h57 the Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) Peninsula unit was activated by the Western Cape Emergency Medical Services (EMS) after a call for assistance was received. A person had sustained injuries after taking a fall very close to the summit of Lion's Head. [...]

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