I’m glad to have been the AWAMB’s film crew’s Knysna tour guide in their search for the positive side of the Great Knysna Fire.
Some of the heroes appearing here are Dane Izatt (who, along with the George Ski Boat Club fought fires in Lake Brenton and evacuated people from Brenton-on-Sea to Buffalo Bay (and then onward to Sedgefield), Nardus Rademeyer (who along with a handful of others saved houses in League Street after the place his family was renting burnt down), Phillip Schoifer (who drove from Cape Town to race through a roadblock to cross a river to help his father save their property) and Gabby Serfontein (who along with the crew from Otherworld Tattoo in Pledge Square, turned their shop into a very helpful donation centre).
“With family and friends in Knysna & Plett, we felt the need to document this catastrophic event that took place on 7th-11th June 2017. This is the result,” said AWAMB.
They weren’t alone in their generosity. Others who cared sponsored their travel costs from JHB, their accommodation and expensive video camera.
They took a lot more footage than this so it’s possible that more appears online down the line.
It’s important for us to have a record of our community spirit! To AWAMB, thanks from Knysna!
Comment on Youtube or the Love Knysna Facebook post.