Flash floods at Castle of Good Hope, first in a decade

CEO of the Castle of Good Hope, Calvyn Gilfellan, says the tour operator who was making the rounds with tourists when they were caught up in a flash flood says he was caught by surprise describing the incident as a first in a decade.

Gilfellan says when the incident happened, emergency services were called and all 26 people were evacuated from the tunnel and received medical attention.

All tunnel tours have been suspended for the month of June and July while the safety and security check is conducted.

Read: Cape Town Tourism to probe why tourists were caught in flash floods

I must say its a first in a decade but still one incident too many ...

Calvyn Gilfellan, CEO of the Castle of Good Hope

Noxolo Ntenetya, director of tourism at Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism says tour operators who take people on these excursions need to show proof of competence before they can be registered.

She confirmed that the tour guide involved in a flash flood incident at the Castle of Good Hope is a registered tour guide.

Tour operators get registered after completing a short course with an accredited service provider and based on their competencies they then get registered.

Listen below to hear more of this discussion:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Flash floods at Castle of Good Hope, first in a decade


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
UWC becomes first SA university to offer postgraduate diploma in e-skills

UWC becomes first SA university to offer postgraduate diploma in e-skills

This is a one-year programme which runs in collaboration with a leading immersive technology company, EON Reality.

More than 30% of students go hungry

More than 30% of students go hungry

Dr Stephen Devereux says a large number of black students are more vulnerable than their white counterparts.

Zondo Commission of Inquiry kicks off with former statesmen as key witnesses

Zondo Commission of Inquiry kicks off with former statesmen as key witnesses

Former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas, former GCIS CEO Themba Maseko and veteran ANC MP Vytjie Mentor are witnesses.

Cape Town Tourism to probe why tourists were caught in flash floods

Cape Town Tourism to probe why tourists were caught in flash floods

The CEO of Cape Town Tourism received complaints from tourists who were trapped underground by flash floods.

#CapeStorm:  Pupils back at school, 22 schools damaged

#CapeStorm: Pupils back at school, 22 schools damaged

Schools were shut down following the severe storm that struck the province on Tuesday night.

Community recovers body of 14-year-old girl swept away by floods

Community recovers body of 14-year-old girl swept away by floods

Community members say after the search was called off, they found the body of a teen who was swept away by flash floods in Soweto.

Popular articles
Land expropriation can succeed if no productive land is taken – Land Bank

Land expropriation can succeed if no productive land is taken – Land Bank

The process must also be corruption free, the bank said. Bruce Whitfield interviews Land Bank CEO TP Nchocho.

'Almost alcoholics' - the blurred lines between social drinking and alcoholism

'Almost alcoholics' - the blurred lines between social drinking and alcoholism

Sobriety advocate Janet Gourand explains the differences between the social drinker and an almost alcoholic.

[LISTEN] White callers debate privilege and response to apartheid

[LISTEN] White callers debate privilege and response to apartheid

Two white callers, Matt and Stephanie, disagreed on how white people should respond to apartheid as Eusebius McKaiser facilitated.

More than 30% of students go hungry

More than 30% of students go hungry

Dr Stephen Devereux says a large number of black students are more vulnerable than their white counterparts.

[WATCH] Safari that could have gone horribly wrong as buffalo charges vehicle

[WATCH] Safari that could have gone horribly wrong as buffalo charges vehicle

Khabazela shares some tweets, Facebook posts and videos that have gone viral.

Zondo Commission into state capture to start hearings today

Zondo Commission into state capture to start hearings today

Day 1 of the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture will officially begin on Monday.