The town of Knysna believes that it will rise from the ashes, as it prepares for what is still a highly anticipated Timber Festival, set to start this September.
Knysna Municipality has just been grappling with a fire problem of epic proportions, but the focus will now have to shift towards the massive water crisis facing the region.
Police on Friday arrested seven people who were in the possession of furniture, allegedly from one of the houses destroyed in the Knysna fires, police said in a statement on Friday.
The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre has urged the public to heed legitimate requests by emergency services to evacuate areas affected by the fires currently raging through Knysna
The stretch of the N2 between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna has been closed off, after fires broke out along the Garden Route on Wednesday.
Springbok squad members brought much delight and excitement to the community of Hornlee in Knysna on Thursday afternoon.
The first cellular telephone call was made on this day in 1973.
The arrests were made by the Knysna Crime Prevention Unit, as sustained efforts are made to eradicate drug trafficking along the main entrance and exit routes in that region.
The fire, which has since been brought under control. was reported at about 3am on Sunday. There is still no clarity on what started the fire.
Knysna Elephant Park owners will face charges for animal cruelty despite an initial decision to decline prosecution.