Hiker’s body airlifted off Lion’s Head

A 79-year-old hiker’s body was retrieved earlier this week by helicopter near the summit of popular outdoor enthusiast destination Lion’s Head in Cape Town. The man was found unconscious on a section of the trail on Tuesday. His hiking companions called for help. Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) deployed a[…]

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Missing CT hiker pushed off a cliff

The family of a hiker who went missing in Newlands Forest on Sunday are relieved that he’s been found alive. Ebrahim Dawood was mugged while hiking on his own, and suffered a head injury after he was apparently pushed off a cliff, his cousin Sulaiman Ismail explained. Dawood had joined[…]

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Missing hiker to spend another night in the mountains

A University of Cape Town student who went missing on Sunday when he fell behind during a group hike in the Waters Mountains near Ceres will have to spend another night in the mountain, Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) says. WSAR spokesperson Johann Marais said although rescue services knew where[…]

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Mist puts search for missing Cape hiker on hold

Misty, cool weather has temporarily halted the search for Muizenberg resident Taro Spies, who disappeared while thought to be out on a hike on Table Mountain, the search co-ordinator said on Tuesday morning. “Because of the weather, we have suspended all searching until it gets better,” Brent Jennings, who is[…]

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Search for Cape Town hiker enters fourth day

The search for a Muizenberg man who went missing while out on a hike, entered its fourth day on Sunday, with family and friends scouring areas around Table Mountain. “We are definitely hopeful,” volunteer search co-ordinator Brent Jennings told News24 from the mountain on Sunday afternoon. He said Taro Spies,[…]

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Hiker falls to his death on Lion’s Head

A 25 year old man fell to his death while hiking up Lion’s Head on Wednesday morning.the SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service (AMS) public relations officer Vaneesa Horn confirmed that a 25 year old male died. He was hiking with his 5 year old son and his fiancé at[…]

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