Just before Christmas I went to buy a bottle of wine in a store in a town on the Garden Route.
About 120 people were left homeless after a blaze swept through several municipalities in the Garden Route in October.
CAPE TOWN - A man who lost eight relatives in a fire along the Garden Route has encouraged others who've experienced tragedy not to give up.
Wilderness Also on Christmas Day, three people were caught in the rip currents at Wilderness Beach along the Garden Route in the Western Cape.
Read – Garden Route fires burn over 86 000 hectares of land in ten days Watch: Residents get footage of the #PaarlFire
Former Knysna Mayor Eleanore Bouw-Spies has been elected as speaker of the Garden Route District Municipality.
Read – Garden Route fires: Investigation launched to determine cause Source: Ventusky Although it has not been verified by the fire authorities, it seems more than likely that, at least in some parts, the fire may pick up.
Read – Garden Route fires: Investigation launched to determine cause “The National Building Regulations require that any thatch roof larger than 20 square meters should not be placed within 4.5 meters of a boundary.
Replanting timber plantations destroyed in the recent Garden Route fires will cost around R80m, according to industry estimates.
Of the eight South African beaches ranked in the top 50, four are in Cape Town, with one along the Garden Route, another in Plettenburg Bay and one each in Port Elizabeth and Coffee Bay.