The Hikers Network Search And Rescue (HNSAR) unit is a service provider that falls under the Western Cape Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR), which in turn operates under the authority of the Department of Health Western Cape, Metro Rescue.

Mountain rescues are co-ordinated with the generous assistance of many volunteers, including hikers, mountaineers, professional rock climbers, abseilers, cave experts, 4×4 enthusiasts, dog units, and helicopter crews. Metro Rescue provides medical and other important backup services. 

Our HNSAR members are trained and skilled along with other members of other WSAR service providers and organisations. 

Should you wish to be a part of our Mountain Search & Rescue family, please send us an email ( or and we will send you all the information you need. Please use “Joining HNSAR” as your reference in the subject headline.