“A case of arson has been registered and it’s currently under investigation,” police spokesperson FC van Wyk said.
The blaze, which broke out on Sunday, gutted the Wupperthal Moravian Mission Station, the local clinic, school and town hall.
Since then, emergency services from the Western Cape Department of Health have been working around the clock to assist victims and have been placed on standby where required.
Cederberg mayor William Farmer said: “We have started erecting structures in the area. Our main focus is erecting structures at the school hostels, because school is starting soon.”