Simons Town

Fire breaks out on mountain slopes in Simon’s Town

A fire has broken out on the mountain slopes in Simon’s Town in the Cape Peninsula. Fire and Rescue spokesperson Jermaine Carelse says the fire area has been divided into three divisions to make operations more manageable.  He says two Oryx helicopters were requested from Ysterplaat Air Force base to[…]

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Bones dug up in Simon’s Town

Diggers were left in shock after they unearthed what appears to be a shallow grave in Simon’s Town. The discovery was made during the construction of a new block of flats in the area, where more than a hundred bones were reportedly found. The bones are estimated to be close[…]

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Swimmers make unexpected friend in Simon’s Town

Two locals had a whale of a time snorkelling in Simon’s Town when a Humpback decided to join their expedition and swim alongside them, leaving them stunned by its beauty and peaceful nature. The friendly whale swam right up to the snorkellers. Local photographer Riaan Coetzer captured the magical moments[…]

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Fire crews contain Gordan’s Bay blaze

The City’s Fire and Rescue Services remained on the scene of the Gordan’s Bay fire throughout the night, but have managed to contain the blaze. Yesterday five residential properties were destroyed by the blaze, which spread in the direction of Rooi Els. City Fire and Rescue spokesperson Theo Layne says[…]

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Simon’s Town fire may have been started deliberately

A SA National Parks spokesperson says there are suspicions the fire that engulfed the southern Cape peninsula this week may have been started deliberately. Table Mountain National Parks fire chief Philip Prins told News24 on Friday that early signs from the investigation into the fire’s cause indicated that foul play[…]

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Rain provides some relief for Simon’s Town blaze

Some light rain had begun falling in Simon’s Town, Cape Town, on Thursday night where firefighters have been battling a fire on the mountain. The rainfall began at around 21:00. Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson, Theo Layne, said the fire was less aggressive because the winds had died down. It[…]

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