South Africa, CAPE TOWN – South African National Parks (SANParks) spokesperson Rey Thakhuli said park personnel is hard at work trying to put down the fire.
As a result, TMNP has urged residents to stay away from the following areas: Newlands Forest, Groote Schuur Estate, Rhodes Memorial, Devil’s Peak, Tafelberg Road, Vredehoek and Deer Park sections of the park.
That includes all recreation areas below and above Tafelberg Road, which will remain closed until further notice. However, it is safe to still visit areas in the South and Central sections of the park which includes areas Silvermine, Tokai, Boulders and Cape Point.
According to reports, Thakhuli said over 400 hectares of land and growing have been damaged up to this far and over 135 firefighters from SANParks, Working on Fire, City of Cape Town, NCC Environmental Services are currently battling with the fire.
Meanwhile, He thanked residents and businesses who have responded to a call for donations of food water, energy drinks.
Donations can be dropped off at the Newlands Firebase off the M3 highway or call Pat Scott, for any donations – 079 608 9991.