The fire on Table Mountain, that swept over 600 hectares of land and razed buildings in its path, has dominated headlines since it flared up on Sunday, 18 April.
Firefighters worked tirelessly to douse the flames but the South Easter worked against them and spread it even further.
The blaze was finally contained three days later, and mop up operations are underway. Firefighters are still closely monitoring the area for flareups.
Marine Conservation Photographer Jean Tresfon took a flight over the affected area to assess the damage.
He posted a series of pictures on his Facebook page showing blacked areas and fire damaged buildings. The pictures also give show how widely spread the damage is.
“Took a turn past Hospital Bend yesterday to check out the extent of the burn scars and fire damage from the recent massive #CapeTownFires. With the flames mostly extinguished and the helicopter crews standing down I could circle overhead without getting in the way of the amazing people that risk their lives to protect the rest of us from these hugely destructive events,” he wrote.
Tresfon was amazed that more property was not affected if you look at the damage from above.
“With the gale-force southeaster fanning the flames on Monday and both driving the fire towards Vredehoek and preventing the helicopter crew from flying it is actually quite amazing that the fire line was held and properties such as the iconic salt and pepper pots did not burn!
Pictures show Rhodes Memorial in the middle of the fire.
“It is not surprising that the Tea Room burnt down but I was quite interested in the way the damage at UCT was isolated to just a few random places spread quite far apart within the campus,” said Tresfon.
All gratitude goes to emergency services and firefighters who selflessly fought the fire and brought it under control before more homes and land was razed.