24 FEB – NAPIER

24 FEB – NAPIER

This fire started near the Bloublokkies farm just outside Napier, and following several flare-ups, headed towards the Sandy’s Glen area. With extreme effort and several “nearly contained moments”, the fire was prevented from reaching the Napier Mountain, but did jump...
18 FEB – NUWEDAM

18 FEB – NUWEDAM

Nuwedam fire (Tierfontein, Baardskeerdersbos area). Dense vegetation, proximity to homes/infrastructure and “fire season-weather” made this fire a 10-day battle. Containment was reached more than once, only for changing weather conditions to cause spread again....
18 FEB – SHAW’S PASS

18 FEB – SHAW’S PASS

This wildfire was reported at the bottom of Shaw’s Pass (southern side) just after 17:00. In extremely windy conditions, local farmers and the Fire Services combined their fire-fighting efforts. After two days of intense efforts to limit the damages and the disastrous...
24 JAN – GOEDVERTROUW

24 JAN – GOEDVERTROUW

The Goedvertrouw fire was reported at 12:42 on the 24th and continued to burn for days. It burned over the Groenlandberg, into several wine estates and fruit farms, threatened at least two communities and two large packing plants, and cost millions of Rands to...
17 JAN – KOFFIEKRAAL

17 JAN – KOFFIEKRAAL

The Koffiekraal Fire (Botriver/Grabouw area) started during the early afternoon, and required aerial resources and specialist ground teams to support the Fire Services and CapeNature.