WC firefighters battle veld fire along Robertson pass

Motorists travelling between Oudtshoorn & Mossel Bay have been warned about a veld fire raging along the road.

Motorists travelling between Oudtshoorn and Mossel Bay have been warned about a veld fire raging along the Robertson pass. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Motorists travelling between Oudtshoorn and Mossel Bay have been warned about a veld fire raging along the road.

Firefighters are on the scene on the Robertson mountain pass where a massive veld fire is currently blazing on the Mossel Bay side.

Authorities are also battling an extensive veld fire along the Meiringspoort pass.

This road, as well as the one between Napier and Caledon has also been closed.

Provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa says: “We urge people to take alternative routes. Those travelling towards the Southern Cape must take the M9.

Meiringspoort road and Robertson pass are closed for traffic.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)