• +27 82 575 7123 or +27 78 104 6008
  • d61@tuskadventures.co.za

Safety

The safety of our guests is
paramount

  • We are a “COVID-19 Safe” certified Tour Operator
  • All COVID-19 safety protocols are followed.
  • Vehicles are subject to an anti bacterial treatment prior
    to collection of our guests.
  • We have hand sanitizer available on our vehicles.
  • Our guides, drivers and guests are required to wear face masks.
  • Our guides and drivers have been vaccinated. 

 

 

  • Our drivers and guides are fully trained and legally registered
    for their scope of operation.
  • Our vehicles are roadworthy, properly registered and insured.
  • All guests are fully briefed before each tour or activity commences.
  • Outdoor and wilderness adventure does come with it’s risks and
    safety concerns,  and a
    s a responsible operator, we do set measures
    in place to mitigate these risks.
  • All reasonable steps are considered when applying safety measures
    for our activities.
  • We make use of cellular phones, satellite communication, electronic
    trackers and two way radios where necessary.
  • We make use of Bothy bags/emergency shelters/Bivvy bags on overnight hikes.
  • Our guides are trained by BLS Medical and are current in the
    administration of First Aid
  • We enjoy an active relationship with Western Cape
    Wilderness Search And Rescue.

 

Our operations manager and head guide
 Michael Wilcox is:


  • An experienced hiker, mountaineer and adventurer (over 40 years)
  • A registered Overnight Off Trail Adventure Mountain and Wilderness Trekking guide
  • Hiked in Lesotho, Spain, Portugal, Scotland, Israel, France, Greece, Switzerland, Germany, Namibia, Mozambique and all over South Africa.
  • A  registered Regional/Provincial Cultural Tour guide:-
    (Northern Cape, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, Mpumalanga)
  • A trained Wilderness First Aid responder
  • Experienced Rescue Mountaineer
  • Responder at Delta Search And Rescue
  • Responder for the Western Cape Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR)
  • Volunteers  alongside members of the Western Cape Department of Health
    Emergency Medical Services, helicopter rescue, technical rope rescue, off road rescue,
    K9 SAR, Sea Rescue and other emergency crews
  • Trained on ICS (International Incident Command System)
  • A trained volunteer Tourism Trauma Support Worker
  • Certified category C freshwater and marine offshore boat skipper
  • Founder, co-ordinator and guide at ECO Mates Environmental Outreach Project
  • Volunteer Safety Patroller at Table Mountain National Park
    (SANParks)
  • Volunteer guide at Table Mountain National Park (SANParks)
  • Holder of a Professional Driving Permit (PrDP)
  • Representative at the Table Mountain National Park (SANParks)
    – Park Forum
  • Ad Hoc safety officer and rescue mountaineer with Wilderness
    Logistical Support Services at outdoor, hiking and trail running events
  • A weekly studio guest on a Cape Town Radio station talking about “The Great Outdoors” 
  • Volunteered as a duty beach lifeguard for more than twenty five years
  • Past squad leader at the Cape Town Sea & Surf Rescue Helicopter
    service (approx 10 years)
  • Past member of Western Province Lifesaving elite helicopter response team
  • Past Climbing Convener of Cape Province Mountain Club
  • Past Safety Officer at the Table Mountain Hiking Challenge
  • Past Chairperson of the Hikers Network 
  • Past coordinator at the Hikers Network Rescue unit
  • Past manager at SafetyMountain Tracking
  • Past convener for Lion’s Alert Disaster Response
    (Lion’s Club of Kirstenbosch)
  • Past member of City of Cape Town municipality
    Disaster Risk Management unit
  • Past Captain at Alpha Surf Lifesaving Club
  • Past Equipment Officer at Alpha Surf Lifesaving Club
  • Past competitor for Western Province Surf Lifesaving Union team
  • Holder of numerous competitive lifesaving and rescue awards

 

*All vehicles are air conditioned *
*All vehicles are sanitized before each tour*
*Courtesy bottled water in the vehicle*
*COVID-19 protocols observed*
*Prices are subject to change without notice and may vary depending
on the location where guests need to be collected from and returned to*
*Terms & Conditions apply*