It’s been a tough week as devastating fires swept through Vermaaklikheid, a sleepy little village about 47 kilometres from Stilbaai and a favourite hide-away holiday destination in Hessequa. It is estimated that as much as 15 000 hectares have been affected while 8 houses have been destroyed. A life has sadly also been lost as helicopter pilot, Nico Heyns, died when his helicopter crashed while he was one of the pilots on duty containing the fire.
Read more about the fires here – and please support, assist and donate to those affected if and how you can.
The wind has died down and the heatwave is not that intense anymore… It is weekend and there are quite a few things happening in Stilbaai. Have a look here – and enjoy the weekend!

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