Buffelsnek News

Garden Route 'mop-up operations' underway after devastating blaze

According to the Garden Route District Municipality's joint operations centre (JOC), as of Thursday morning, final mop-up operations were underway in the Buffelsnek and Kransbos areas.

News 24 , South Africa Nov 8, 2018

Garden Route fires: Investigation launched to determine cause

Shortly after the tragic events near George, other Garden Route fires were reported as far east as Stormsriver, with a particularly menacing blaze gutting the vast pine plantations of Buffelsnek, about 50 kilometres inland from Knysna.

The South African , South Africa Nov 7, 2018

WATCH: From the cockpit - Pilot's view of the Garden Route fires

Residents from Jonkersberg, Bosdorp, Sonskyn Vallei, Rheenendal, Buffelsnek and Protea Valley bosdorp in the Goudveld were evacuated as a precaution.

News 24 , South Africa Nov 5, 2018

Firefighters from Free State brought in to help battle Cape wildfires

Many lines have effectively been contained‚ but the long distances and accessibility of lines do make mopping up slow and difficult in certain places.” Firefighting efforts on Tuesday would be concentrated on Jonkersberg‚ De Vlugt and Buffelsnek.

Times Live , South Africa Nov 5, 2018

Garden Route fires burn over 86 000 hectares of land in ten days

Fires in Buffelsnek and De Vlugt, areas which are carpeted by vast pine plantations, have decimated the landscape.

The South African , South Africa Nov 4, 2018

WATCH: 'Firenado' sweeps Garden Route area

Forty people from Buffelsnek were currently being housed at the Wittedrift school, according to Working on Fire (WOF).

News 24 , South Africa Nov 3, 2018

Garden Route residents evacuated as fires rage out of control

"Those who have been evacuated are from towns in the Goudveld area as well as from Jonkersberg, and Buffelsnek."

Times Live , South Africa Nov 3, 2018

No end in sight for fires raging along Garden Route

The evacuations took place in Jonkersberg, Bosdorp, Sonskyn Vallei village, Rheenendal, Buffelsnek and Protea Valley bosdorp in the Goudveld.

News 24 , South Africa Nov 3, 2018

De Vlugt fire reignites, but Southern Cape fires contained

On Wednesday evening, teams worked to protect Dubell sawmill as well as 50 homes in the small farming community in Buffelsnek.

News 24 , South Africa Nov 1, 2018