The Cape Aflame Project Team


The Cape Aflame

The definitive story of the 2015 Muizenberg Fire • An in-depth case study of wildfire in the Western Cape • A comprehensive fire-progression map • Perspectives from both sides of the Wildland Urban Interface • A detailed history of outsourced, integrated wildfire management • The implications of urbanisation for our endangered, wildfire-adapted Fynbos Biome and biodiversity in the 21st Century • 200-plus iconic photographs • 30 000 words

The Cape Aflame

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176 pages • Hardcover with dust jacket • 250mm x 300mm • Matt Art paper • 200+ photographs • 30,000 words • December 2015 • Published by SA Media Services

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Close on 3 000 copies (the full print run) of The Cape Aflame – Cape Town's Dance with Fire have been sold. The full proceeds of every sale go directly to our partner organisations. To date, we have donated more than R430 000. You may be able to buy a copy from our preferred stockist, Wizardz Print & Design, at the Gardens, V&A Waterfront, Tyger Valley, Constantia Village and Eikestad shopping malls. Alternatively, buy a copy from our network of independent booksellers, including the Botanical Society Bookshop at Kirstenbosch, or at tourist and holiday destinations affected by the fire, such as Groot Constantia and Constantia Glen.

Who Benefits?

All proceeds go to our partners CoGH SPCA Wildlife and Horse Care Units • Volunteer Wildfire Services • SANParks Honorary Rangers • Cape Peninsula Fire Protection Association

Exceptional Value

Take advantage of our cover price of R395 including VAT, support this worthwhile cause and acquire a stunning, educative publication at exceptional value.

You receive

The definitive story of the 2015 Muizenberg Fire • more than 200 iconic photographs from top professional and amateur photographers • a visually stunning record of life and death in Nature’s smallest, most biodiverse plant kingdom • a detailed fire-progression map from the VWS Planning Section • the views of historians, academics, scientists, ecologists and other experts • insight into our Fynbos Biome and its unique biodiversity • the lowdown on integrated wildfire firefighting in South Africa


The Cape Aflame Project is an independent initiative by volunteer professionals. All proceeds go to our designated partners. Independently published and marketed, The Cape Aflame – Cape Town's Dance with Fire has been a stunning success, selling rapidly into the private and public sectors. Because all proceeds go to public-benefit organisations, we do not plan a reprint and the book, now a collector's item, is officially out of print. You may, however, locate a copy at one of our selected stockists.


together we can keep the cape aflame



TMNP Manager Paddy Gordon

"Your generosity and unity of spirit made the difference, and for that we, who are charged with preserving this unique environment, thank you as much as we do our heroes on the fireline."

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SANBI Restoration Ecologist Dr Tony Rebelo

"I approve. I fully support it."

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GO! Travel and Outdoors magazine

"A graphic case study for everyone interested in Cape Town's precious Fynbos Biome and conservation in general. It's also a moving human interest story, told in documentary style with drama and intensity."

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