Cape Nature

Helicopter used in two WSAR operations

2019-08-14T09:26:09+02:00August 14th, 2019|AMS, Cape Nature, Forensic Pathology Services (FPS), Hiking, Metro Rescue, Overberg, Rescues, SANParks, Table Mountain National Park|

 Vogelgat Private Nature Reserve near Hermanus At 13h25 on Sunday the 11th of August 2019 the Overberg Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a hiker was overdue from a hike in the Vogelgat Private Nature Reserve Overberg. Metro Rescue and the South African Police Services (SAPS) responded to the [...]

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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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Night search and rescues

2019-06-07T19:36:30+02:00June 7th, 2019|Cape Nature, Caving, Hiking, Jonkershoek, Metro Rescue, Rescues, Table Mountain National Park, Winelands|

Wynberg Caves Table Mountain At 21h03 on Sunday the 2nd of June 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that three members of their caving party were overdue. They had been exploring a cave that forms part of the Wynberg Caves network on Table Mountain. Two Metro Medical [...]

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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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Hikers helivaced from a trail in the Cederberg Mountains.

2019-02-26T10:03:56+02:00February 26th, 2019|AMS, Cape Nature, Cederberg Mountains, Hiking, Metro Rescue, Rescues|

Cederberg Mountains outside Citrusdal On Monday the 25th of February 2019 at 10h42 the West Coast Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated to respond to the Cederberg Wilderness area after a call for assistance was received. A 17 year old female from Kuwait had injured her knee while on a multi-day hike in the [...]

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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 [...]

Youths airlifted after being stuck on a mountain overnight

2018-12-24T11:43:32+02:00December 24th, 2018|AMS, Cape Nature, Metro Rescue, Overberg, Rescues, Search|

Betty's Bay outside Cape Town On Sunday the 23rd of December 2018 just after 18h00 the Overberg Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated by the Western Cape Emergency Medical Services (EMS) after a call for assistance was received. It was learnt that two young men in their late teens had managed to find themselves [...]