Cape Town’s 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa will be closed until Monday, after guest and staff were evacuated as a precautionary measure on 12 October after a fire flared up in the Oudekraal area, fanned by strong winds.
All guests were transferred by shuttle to Llandudno and no injuries were reported.
On Friday morning the the blaze showed no sign of subsiding with aerial support called in to assist in extinguishing the blaze. According to firefighters on scene, crews aren’t able to access the fire about fifty meters away from the hotel, so aerial support is needed to water bomb the area, adding that it is expected to get hotter, and there’s the risk of the wind picking up.
According to SANParks it is unclear what caused the fire which broke out earlier this week, while Table Mountain National Parks said that the wildfire has burnt through a historic Muslim burial site.