Trail Safety

Trail Safety

SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY, PLEASE TAKE CARE. FAILING TO PLAN IS PLANNING TO FAIL.

In case of a medical emergency whilst out on the George trails, you can contact:

10177

that will direct your call to the Eden District Disaster Management Center which will connect you to emergency services, police, fire department, etc.
  • Before heading out on the trails/routes, be sure that you have saved emergency numbers on your phone.
  • Keep your eye on local role-player’s and media websites, social media and WhatsApp groups to stay up to date with possible dangers such as fires, harvesting and criminal activity.
  • Plan your trip properly and ensure that you know when sunset is and how long you estimate you will be out there.
  • Travel in a group, there is strength in numbers
  • Ensure that someone knows your plans and expected time of return
  • Ensure you check the weather forecast. Weather around George can change quickly.
  • Always wear a helmet when cycling.
  • Always stay on the marked routes to avoid getting lost. If you are using a non-marked route, navigate by downloading the GPX file on your GPS device from this website but note that this can also be hampered by poor signal or a lack of battery power.
  • Ensure you have the correct clothing and gear for changing weather conditions
  • Ensure that you have enough fluid and food for your activity and in case of emergency.
  • Ensure you have a charged cell phone with you at all times.
  • Ensure that you have the correct equipment before embarking on an activity.
  • Be alert to snakes and wild animals.
  • Know your fitness level and limitations.
  • Respect and protect your natural environment.