Rhodes Memorial Fire

Veld Fires in Cape Town: Safety Tips, Donations & Emergency Contacts Guide

Developing: latest news and updates of Cape Town fire with visuals 

A veld fire has been raging across Table Mountain, edging into some suburban areas since early yesterday morning (18 April). It engulfed Devil’s Peak before running swiftly through Rhodes Memorial and UCT, where it is currently spreading in the direction of Vredehoek. Luckily to date, there have been no civilian injuries reported, the minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, Anton Bredell, said in a media release today (19 April).


Image credit: Bridget Vivian

DEVELOPING NEWS + UPDATES 

Because of the south easterly wind, “the conditions have deteriorated overnight, with the wind picking up strength and fanning the flames”, said Bredell. So far, the City of Cape Town has evacuated the upper areas of Chelmsford and Peppertree roads

image description

Talking to You

Cape Town is brimming with things to do both parents and kids will love. For instance, you could brave the crisp water in a crystal clear tidal pool or stock your kitchen (at excellent prices) at the Fresh Produce Market in Stellenbosch (the kids can come too). Treat the little ones to a visit to the penguins and tick one more activity off your ultimate Cape Town bucket list. For daily discoveries, join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or trawl through our newsletter.

Cape Town Events Calendar
April 2021
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30
 

Discover Summer in Cape Town!