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Bodies of two abseilers retrieved from Table Mountain

The bodies of two abseilers was retrieved from Table Mountain on Tuesday morning. The pair had been climbing “Arrow Final” along with a female companion when they are believed to have fallen from the side of the mountain. South African National Parks [SANParks] Regional Communications Manager, Merle Collins, says that[…]

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Body of naked‚ bound man found on Chapman’s Peak

The body of a naked man with his hands bound has been found on Chapman’s Peak‚ a popular tourist destination in Cape Town. Police said that the man‚ who was found by a cleaning attendant on Wednesday‚ had visible injuries to his body. SAPS spokesman Captain Frederick Van Wyk said:[…]

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Table Mountain rescues reached record high in 2016

Rescuers were busier than ever on Table Mountain in 2016, with a record number of hikers needing help, Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) said on Monday. Spokesperson Johann Marais said that last year at least 170 incidents were recorded. This equated to about 850 hours, or 35 days, of rescue[…]

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‘Bored children’ starting fires a problem: SANParks

Authorities in the Western Cape on Monday expressed their frustration with children entertaining themselves by starting fires during the holiday season. “We sit with the problem of unsupervised and bored children… especially this time of year. They want to see a little bit of excitement, they want to see a[…]

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Table Mountain Cable-way up and running despite strike

Operations at the iconic Table Mountain Aerial Cableway are functioning normally, despite the strike action from select staff continuing. According to the booking office at the Lower Cableway Station, operations are running smoothly and on schedule. The first cable car ascends the mountain at 08:30, while the last ride is[…]

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Fire dangers continue after Table Mountain burns

The South African Weather Service has warned of extremely high fire dangers conditions in the country’s windy western and northern side. Extremely high fire danger condition can be expected in places over the interior of the Northern Cape, West Coast district, Central and Little Karoo as well as the northeastern[…]

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Man slayed on Table Mountain trail

A morning jog became a nightmare for a Cape Town man after discovering a butchered body of a man along one of Table Mountain’s popular running trails. A runner, who asked to remain anonymous, who went for his regular run along the Pipe Track and down Kasteelpoort, made the gruesome discovery at[…]

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