Officials in Cape Town have said the inferno at Table Mountain is under control.
South Africa’s Table Mountain has been smouldering after a fire swept the iconic site.
The library at the University of Cape Town that housed a unique collection of African archives and an 18th century Mostert’s Hill windmill was also gutted.
Smoke rose from the mountain after firefighters battled to contain the flames with the help of helicopters dumping water on the blaze, which first broke out Sunday.
On Wednesday, City of Cape Town safety chief, JP Smith said“there were two very small flare-ups this afternoon, but said they were quickly extinguished.”
Spokesman for South Africa National Parks, Rey Thakhuli, said “mopping up operations (are) now under way… with crews now attending to shoulders”.
No casualties have been reported so far apart from four firefighters who have been injured.
Cape Town is no stranger to runaway fires and city officials said while the current fire was not as big as some previous ones, it is the lost of heritage properties that made it especially devastating.