Female hiker dies on Table Mountain

Western Cape police are probing the death of a woman who died while hiking the Skeleton Gorge Trail on Table Mountain. Wilderness Search and Rescue Team (WSAR) were notified about an unconscious hiker shortly after 10 a.m. on Saturday.

According to WSAR spokesperson, Johann Marais, the rest of the hiking party was brought down the mountain by rescue vehicles.

“A vehicle with two paramedics proceeded via Constantia Nek and followed the jeep track into the back of Table Mountain to get to the top of Skeleton Gorge,” said Marais.

The reason the woman lost consciousness is still unknown at this stage.

‘’Following the death, the Western Cape police have opened an inquest docket and the circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated,’’ says police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana.

Marais has cautioned the public to remain cautious when embarking on hikes or strolls.