According to reports, several of the iconic bathing boxes at St James Beach, along the False Bay coast, have been destroyed in a fire.
The City of Cape Town said that three boxes have been completely burned down and two have been partially damaged.
Cape Town law enforcement officers noticed the iconic wooden beach huts had caught alight around 1am on Saturday morning.
“At about 1am on the morning of 8 August law enforcement officers found three of the iconic St James Beach bathing boxes well alight. The fire was extinguished by the fire department”, says law enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.