In the early hours of Saturday morning Hout Bay experienced the worst fire ever to occur in the Imizamo Yethu settlement. Three people lost their lives and thousands of peoples lost their homes. Battling high winds and difficult access it took more than 24 hours to extinguish the fire.
The plume of smoke covered all the way to the Souther Suburbs
Helicopters could only be called in once the sun had risen and then had to wait for the site to be cleared for feat of injuring people on the ground.
As usual the Hout Bay community sprung into action responding to call for donations.
Thula Thula Hout Bay Facebook Thula Thula Hout Bay are coordinating relief efforts for the victims .... please share ! Your donation will help provide toiletries, non perishable food, clothing and more
Bank details: Thula Thula NPC
Swift Code/ BIC FIRNZAJJ FNB Hout Bay Account no: 62589383836 Branch code: 204009
We're in need of dog/cat food, ( wet/dry/tinned) donations towards our Vet Accounts, blankets, bottled water, ( several of our kennel hand staff who are residents of Imizamo Yethu have lost everything- second hand clothing, toiletries, bedding etc )
DARG Trust Account
Swift Code/ BIC FIRNZAJJ FNB: 62471702897 Branch code: 201409 Ref: FIRE /email address
Ard Matthews takes to the stage at the iconic Suikerbossie Restaurant in his soon-to-be new home of Hout Bay on December the 22nd, with local rockers Red Tape Riot completing the bill for an incredible evening of South Africa's finest music.
Doors open 4pm, Music starts at 6pm sharp until 9pm.
Make sure you buy your tickets ASAP as space will be limited. Kids under 12 are free. Burgers and Boerewors Rolls will be on sale. Fully Licensed.
Major tree and flora Indigenisation Effort at Constantia Nek Estate will restore to Hout Bay the Forests and Shrubs of the 17th Century.
The developers of the R150 million 11ha 40 unit Constantia Nek, Estate now taking shape 1 km below the Nek itself, are going ahead with a conservation\ rehabilitation initiative that will help Hout Bay to regain something of its 17th Century reputation as the home of one of South Africa’s finest indigenous forests.
Hout Bay has a real treat in store on the 29th Dec 2015-with two of South Africa's most loved bands Just Jinger and Monark performing at La Cabane.
You can win 2 tickets by sharing this event on the Rolling Audio page.
Just Jinger have a tradition of playing Hout Bay at this time for many years and its really fabulous to have them back!
Tickets are available at the door ( La Cabane is on Beach Promenade Rd behind the Caltex on Main Road) more details at Rolling Audio