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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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Don’t underestimate the mountain, says hiking expert

A hiking expert has warned the public to be extra-cautious when venturing out onto the Mother City’s mountain hiking trials. A 21-year-old Cape Town woman is in a serious condition in hospital after she fell 13 metres while hiking up Lion’s Head. It’s believed that CPUT student Mieshka Dollie fell[…]

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‘Lion’s Head not safe for the public right now’

Lion’s Head is “more dangerous now than it was before the renovations were done”. Tim Lundy – an accredited mountain and cultural guide and a volunteer with the Wilderness search and rescue unit – checked out the newly reopened hiking trails on Lion’s Head after concerns were raised by hikers[…]

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Lion’s Head hiking trail closed until 15 Feb

The Lion’s Head hiking trail, one of Cape Town’s biggest tourist attractions, has been closed for maintenance. This is as a result of a 2017 audit report compiled by the Table Mountain National Park on Lions’ Heads’ footpath networks, which made recommendations to improve hiker safety. The spiral route is[…]

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Paragliders crash into Lions Head

A German tourist and a South African man crashed into Lions Head while tandem paragliding in Cape Town on Thursday afternoon, Wilderness Search and Rescue said. They were both airlifted to the sports field of a nearby school and taken to a local hospital from there, spokesperson Johann Marais said.[…]

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Sayed’s Lions Head challenge funds 16 water wells

“The state of the people’s iman is truly amazing. They really have nothing but they are so appreciative of everything.” So says renowned mixed martial artist, Irshaad ‘White Tiger’ Sayed who recounted his recent visit to some of the most remote villages in Mozambique. The trip formed part of his[…]

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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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‘White Tiger’ summits Lions Head 6 times

Armed with energy, enthusiasm, determination and a bit of athleticism – Muay Thai champion Irshaad Sayed managed to ascend Lions Head six times on Saturday in his charity race for Africa Muslim Agency’s (AMA) water well drive. At first it seemed like a daunting challenge for the martial arts champion,[…]

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Muay Thai champ to summit Lions Head

In a bid to raise funds for the construction of boreholes and water wells in Africa, renowned former Muay Thai champion and current Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, Irshaad ‘White Tiger’ Sayed, will attempt to scale Lions Head as many times as possible during a designated time period. Dubbed the[…]

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