Garden Route

Garden Route fire claims eight lives

Eight people, including children, are confirmed dead in devastating veld and forest fires in Karatara near Knysna in the Southern Cape. Fires also raged in several other areas in the region. At one stage residents in an area of George were evacuated after a mountain fire threatened their homes. Gale[…]

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Probe into Garden Route helicopter crash

The Civil Aviation Authority and police have started an investigative process following a helicopter crash that claimed the life of a 65-year-old pilot during firefighting operations in the Garden Route region yesterday. According to police spokesperson, Malcolm Potjie, preliminary investigations indicate that Nico Heyns from George, lost control of the[…]

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Garden Route breathes a hopeful sigh of relief

After two days of devastating fires across the Garden Route –- which saw thousands of residents displaced and more than 300 lose their homes -– locals and emergency workers could breathe a hopeful sigh of relief on Thursday night when most fires had been contained. The worst affected areas include[…]

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