A controlled burn on 80 hectares of Blessberg in Betty’s Bay, is planned for the first week of April, weather depending.
This burn will be both a fuel load reduction and ecological burn and will be first of the controlled burns for the 2023 burn season.
Overstrand Municipality along with Cape Nature, Overberg District Municipality and Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association (goFPA) will conduct the burn. They will also do search and rescue operations in the days leading up to the burn to remove tortoises, chameleons and other animals out of harm’s way.
The Municipality asks members of the pubic to please avoid this area during the burn.
The map below shows the area to be burnt in red.
The map for the planned prescribed block burns can be viewed on the Municipal Website under mapping or by following the link below. In the viewer tab, follow the EMS Management Layer List to access Fire Control.