Urgent Notification: Visitors travelling to the Garden Route and Klein Karoo region

GARDEN ROUTE WILDFIRES

Due to the recent wildfires in and around the Garden Route region, it is recommended that all visitors that are planning to travel to region delay their trip to the next week.  Severe weather conditions have been predicted for Mossel Bay, George, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay today and tomorrow.

Smoke due to wildfires affects the visibility and air quality which adversely affect the tourism industry. Not all the fires in the Garden Route have been contained.

Please note the following:

  • Outeniqua pass has been reopened;
  • Montagu Pass remains closed until further notice; and
  • Robinson Pass has reopened following a felled tree near Ruiterbos.

Outeniqua pass currently have teams clearing debris from wildfires and wind. Motorists are advised to proceed with caution and be aware of possible falling of rocks and trees.

We would like to assure all tourists that are planning to travel to the Garden Route and Klein Karoo that once safety is guaranteed that updated communication will be shared.

Please follow all relating news feeds on our social media pages:

www.facebook.com/gardenroutedm

www.facebook.com/grandkk

For any assistance with the above matter, please contact:

Garden Route District Emergency Call centre at tel: 044 805 5071

or/

Garden Route and Klein Karoo Tourism office  at tel: 044 803 1427