#KnysnaFire: Garden Route Park suffered minimal damage

Fires raged along the garden route, killing seven people and burning down several Knysna homes in June.

Volunteer ground crew in clean-up operations in one of Knysna’s plantation forests. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN – The Garden Route National Park says its first aerial survey following the fatal southern Cape fire has revealed the park suffered minimal damage.

Earlier this month fires raged along the garden route, burning down several Knysna homes and threatening Plettenberg Bay.

Seven people were killed.

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This past week SanPark's officials flew over the garden route national park to determine the scope of damages to the reserve.

Sanpark's Nandi Mgwadlamba says, “The area that was affected was a Fynbos area in the Hackerville section of the park, and that is going to take a few weeks to recover.”