Cape Town-130128-Residents & firefighters battle a veld fire that was threatening their homes in Wemmershoek, while helicopters take turns in trying to stop the blaze in the Du Toits Kloof Mountain Range. Reporter: Yolisa, Photo: Ross Jansen
Cape Town-130128-Residents & firefighters battle a veld fire that was threatening their homes in Wemmershoek, while helicopters take turns in trying to stop the blaze in the Du Toits Kloof Mountain Range. Reporter: Yolisa, Photo: Ross Jansen
Cape Town-130128-Residents & firefighters battle a veld fire that was threatening their homes in Wemmershoek, while helicopters take turns in trying to stop the blaze in the Du Toits Kloof Mountain Range. Reporter: Yolisa, Photo: Ross Jansen
Cape Town-130128-Residents & firefighters battle a veld fire that was threatening their homes in Wemmershoek, while helicopters take turns in trying to stop the blaze in the Du Toits Kloof Mountain Range. Reporter: Yolisa, Photo: Ross Jansen
cape town-130129. Firefighters battle to put out a fire which started yesterday above Franschhoek and made its way toward Paarl along the Wemmershoek road last night. Flames are seen jumping across the entrance to Pearl Valley Golf Estates just off the road.  photo: Jason Boud
cape town-130129. Firefighters battle to put out a fire which started yesterday above Franschhoek and made its way toward Paarl along the Wemmershoek road last night. Flames are seen jumping across the entrance to Pearl Valley Golf Estates just off the road. photo: Jason Boud
Cape Town - 130128 - Residents and firefighters in Wemmershoek battle a raging veld-fire with help from helicopters. Reporter: YOLISA TSWAYNA. PHOTOGRAPH: WILLEM LAW
Cape Town - 130128 - Residents and firefighters in Wemmershoek battle a raging veld-fire with help from helicopters. Reporter: YOLISA TSWAYNA. PHOTOGRAPH: WILLEM LAW
Cape Town-130128-Residents & firefighters battle a veld fire that was threatening their homes in Wemmershoek, while helicopters take turns in trying to stop the blaze in the Du Toits Kloof Mountain Range. Reporter: Yolisa, Photo: Ross Jansen
Cape Town-130128-Residents & firefighters battle a veld fire that was threatening their homes in Wemmershoek, while helicopters take turns in trying to stop the blaze in the Du Toits Kloof Mountain Range. Reporter: Yolisa, Photo: Ross Jansen
Cape Town-130128-Residents & firefighters battle a veld fire that was threatening their homes in Wemmershoek, while helicopters take turns in trying to stop the blaze in the Du Toits Kloof Mountain Range. Reporter: Yolisa, Photo: Ross Jansen
Cape Town-130128-Residents & firefighters battle a veld fire that was threatening their homes in Wemmershoek, while helicopters take turns in trying to stop the blaze in the Du Toits Kloof Mountain Range. Reporter: Yolisa, Photo: Ross Jansen
Cape Town - 130128 - Residents and firefighters in Wemmershoek battle a raging veld-fire with help from helicopters. Reporter: YOLISA TSWAYNA. PHOTOGRAPH: WILLEM LAW
Cape Town - 130128 - Residents and firefighters in Wemmershoek battle a raging veld-fire with help from helicopters. Reporter: YOLISA TSWAYNA. PHOTOGRAPH: WILLEM LAW
Cape Town - 130129- While a helicopter water bombs the flames on More Lug Farm, a fireman wipes smoke from his eyes. Fires raged on as the winds changed directions numerously, endagering farm houses and last night, a cottage was burnt. Helicopters were deployed on numerous farms, water bombing the fire. REPORTER: DANEEL KNOETZE. PICTURE: THOMAS HOLDER
Cape Town - 130129- While a helicopter water bombs the flames on More Lug Farm, a fireman wipes smoke from his eyes. Fires raged on as the winds changed directions numerously, endagering farm houses and last night, a cottage was burnt. Helicopters were deployed on numerous farms, water bombing the fire. REPORTER: DANEEL KNOETZE. PICTURE: THOMAS HOLDER
Cape Town - 130129-A firebeater thrashes a fire on a farm off the R301. Fires raged on as the winds changed directions numerously, endagering farm houses and last night, a cottage was burnt. Helicopters were deployed on numerous farms, water bombing the fire. REPORTER: DANEEL KNOETZE. PICTURE: THOMAS HOLDER
Cape Town - 130129-A firebeater thrashes a fire on a farm off the R301. Fires raged on as the winds changed directions numerously, endagering farm houses and last night, a cottage was burnt. Helicopters were deployed on numerous farms, water bombing the fire. REPORTER: DANEEL KNOETZE. PICTURE: THOMAS HOLDER
Cape Town - 130129- Farmers and farm workers on De Hoop farm battle a blaze that has raged all afternoon threatening the vines on De Hoop as well as Val de Vie Estate as well.  Fires raged on as the winds changed directions numerously, endagering farm houses and last night, a cottage was burnt. Helicopters were deployed on numerous farms, water bombing the fire. REPORTER: DANEEL KNOETZE. PICTURE: THOMAS
Cape Town - 130129- Farmers and farm workers on De Hoop farm battle a blaze that has raged all afternoon threatening the vines on De Hoop as well as Val de Vie Estate as well. Fires raged on as the winds changed directions numerously, endagering farm houses and last night, a cottage was burnt. Helicopters were deployed on numerous farms, water bombing the fire. REPORTER: DANEEL KNOETZE. PICTURE: THOMAS

Firefighters and residents have been battling a fire in Franschhoek that has been described as the worst to hit the area in at least 30 years.