The Hermanus fire (or Karwyderskraal fire) came about when the Karwyderskraal fire reignited in extremely windy conditions (on 11 January). The fire stormed into the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Camphill Farm Community was severely damaged. Areas in Hermanus were evacuated. No structures were lost (in Hermanus), but 1,300 hectares were destroyed, including part of the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. A well-organised farm watch prevented further losses.