Sea Rescue is a charity staffed by volunteers who are on call, day and night throughout the year.  We have rescue bases along the coast and on inland dams. Our goal is to prevent drowning through education, through preventative measures and through rescue.  Year after year we update and improve on our skills and techniques and we continuously investigate new technologies.


Our mission is to be the most admired and trusted rescue organisation in South Africa, inspiring volunteers to join and stay, ensuring that funders are proud to be associated with us and building national pride.

We visit schools around the country teaching children about water safety, what to do in an emergency and how to do bystander CPR. We have built an online training academy for our crew and extended this platform to include free courses for the public as well. Other preventative measures include emergency signage, Pink Rescue Buoys for emergency flotation, rescue swimmers, lifeguards and active patrols during peak seasons.

Our charity is funded through a broad support base where most of our donors are private individuals who donate an average of R50 a month.

Paul Daniels, Brand Manager for Haval Cape Town came onboard our 16 Days for Youth journey and donated R5000 towards the NSRI, have a listen to the interview here.