Cape Town - The iconic Garden Route town of Knynsa is in need of serious help getting back on its feet and the three following videos give a real perspective of the devastating fires that claimed seven lives and displaced some 10 000 people.
On Thursday there were still some concerns about wind fanning smoldering patches, however the SA Weather Service forecasts a slight 30% chance of rain the coastal regions of the Western Cape including the Garden Route, for Saturday 17 June.
SEE: Knysna still on edge as wind continues
But as School holidays are looming, the call is for those who were planning to visit to keep their plans and keep the much-loved town on your itinerary. .
SEE: #KnysnaFires: What travellers need to know
Here a local vlogger chats to those affected and give a real look at what the devastation looks like.
If there is one way to give support it is through tourism. The numerous events planned over the coming months are expected to go ahead as planned - including the Knysna Oyster Festival as well as the Knysna Cycle Tour.
See the latest assessment footage captured by the organisers here.
MUST-SEE: #KnysnaFire: Oyster Fest, Cycle Tour and Marathon going ahead, damage to be assessed
Share your Knysna stories
The global community needs to know that it is back to business for this small town, and sharing your experiences of Knysna getting back on its feet will go a long way in attracting others to visit the town. You can also email Info@Traveller24.com and it could be published on Traveller24.
Tourists needing to change, find or verify accommodation options may contact the 24-hours SATIB number +27 1000 70230, the Sedgefield Tourism Offices on +2744 343 2007 or Knysna Tourism on +2744 382 5510 for assistance.
To offer support:
- GivenGain Foundation
-IHeartKnysna Music Festival
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