St James Bathing Boxes Destroyed in Fire


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.


  1. Best start taking lots and lots of photos of the W Cape’s iconic beauty spots… because soon those pictures will the the only memories left behind for those who will come after us to see how beautiful the Cape used to be.

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