Safety

Hiker assisted after finding himself stuck on a ledge

2019-10-18T17:19:54+02:00October 18th, 2019|Climbing, Hiking, Metro Rescue, Safety, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Table Mountain National Park|

Left Face Table Mountain At 18h16 on Thursday the 17th of October 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that her husband was stuck in a position where he could not move, and his safety was a concern. Metro Medical Rescue Technicians, Rescue Mountaineers and Rescue Climbers responded [...]

Brazilian visitor rescued on Table Mountain

2019-07-25T09:37:57+02:00July 25th, 2019|Hiking, Metro Rescue, Rescues, Safety, SANParks, Table Mountain National Park|

Platteklip Gorge Table Mountain At 19h19 on Wednesday the 24th of July 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a hiker had slipped on wet terrain while walking in Platteklip Gorge. Metro Medical Rescue Technicians, Rescue Mountaineers and Logistical support crew were dispatched to Tafelberg road for [...]

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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 [...]

Rescue exercise on Table Mountain

2019-05-06T16:39:47+02:00May 6th, 2019|AMS, Devil's Peak, Exercises, Joint Operations, Metro Rescue, Rescues, Safety, SANParks, Table Mountain National Park, Training|

Devil's Peak Table Mountain  On Friday the 26th of April 2019 Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) held a training exercise on the eastern side of Table Mountain at Devil's Peak above the City of Cape Town. The objectives of the exercise were to train and maintain the currency of the WSAR rescue climbers, mountaineers, landing [...]

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Alpha Surf Lifesaving Club Strandfontein is crippled after two burglaries during March 2019

2019-03-27T14:02:04+02:00March 26th, 2019|Aquatic, Rescues, Safety, Surf Lifesaving|

Bluewaters Beach Strandfontein False Bay Alpha Surf Lifesaving Club was founded in 1961 by a few members who saw the need to establish a voluntary rescue and first aid post to serve the public who frequented the dangerous Bluewaters beach. This multi award winning club which is affiliated to Lifesaving South Africa, has over the years [...]

Escaped lion causes a safety hazard in the Beaufort West area

2019-02-22T13:29:41+02:00February 19th, 2019|Safety, SANParks|

Beaufort West and surrounds A public is warning has been issued after it was reported that a lion has escaped from the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West. Photo: Africa Geographic SANParks who is a signatory of WSAR has communicated the alert in the interests of public safety. Any sighting of the lion [...]

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Helicopter awareness

2018-12-20T09:13:24+02:00December 20th, 2018|AMS, Hiking, Mountain biking, Rescues, Safety, Search, Trail running|

Your cooperation is appreciated. WSAR would like to thank those members of the public who continue to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. This includes the many hiking, climbing, mountaineering, trail running, mountain biking, boating and recreational clubs out there. We do acknowledge that we can be a bit noisy at times, and in the process, we [...]

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Southern Cape mountains are temporarily closed for all outdoor activities.

2018-10-29T11:18:55+02:00October 29th, 2018|Cape Nature, Hiking, Safety, Wildfires, WOF|

Safety Alert. Working On Fire (WOF) and other agencies are currently engaged in the containment of the raging wildfire in the mountains between George and Wilderness. The area has been closed off for a number of reasons:- It is very unsafe for members of the public to be in the area. The obvious fire and [...]

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Wildfires.

2018-10-24T17:08:48+02:00October 24th, 2018|Cape Nature, Hiking, Metro Rescue, Safety, SANParks, VWS, Wildfires|

WSAR Safety Alert Summertime is wildfire season in the Western Cape, and with wildfires comes all sorts of hazards, safety risks and danger to the wilderness, property, human as well as wild and domestic animal life. We urge the public to call the relevant authorities as soon as you learn of, or have any information [...]

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Lion’s Head full moon alert.

2019-06-15T20:59:20+02:00October 22nd, 2018|Hiking, Lion's Head, Metro Police, Safety, SANParks, SAPS|

 Safety Awareness As hundreds of hikers prepare for the monthly Lions Head full moon experience, the Wilderness Search And Rescue unit (WSAR) would like to remind visitors to please be cautious. The idea of this experience is attracting an increasing amount of visitors to the Table Mountain National Park as more and more people become [...]

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