Daylin Paul Photography

A massive veld fire on Table Mountain looms over the city of Cape Town.

A helicopter waterbombs a fire in Scarborough on the Cape Peninsula.

Firefighter Jonathan Connolly from the Roeland Street Fire Department battles a fire appraoching Gordon's Bay.

Phumlani Paul of RR section Khayelitsha begins rebuilding his shack after it was destroyed in a fire.

Firefighters fight an immense veld fire near Vredehoek in Cape Town.

A young boy stands amid the smoky ruins of an informal settlement in KTC which was ravaged by a fire.

A weary firefighter struggles to carry a hose while fighting a fire on Table Mountain.

Babalo Nkonki and her grandmother Nqobisi Nkonki on the side of NY 78 in KTC with the belongings they managed to drag out of their shack before a fire which ripped through the informal settlement destroyed it.

Firefighters take a moments rest while fighting a fire near Rhodes Memorial in Cape Town.

A firefighter is dwarfed by a massive cloud of smoke during a fire in Kenilworth, Cape Town

A firefighter looks out over Devil's Peak during fire season 2008.

Brian Pickering, who runs adventure tours through the Grabouw surrounds, surveys an area of around 1000ha which was completely destroyed fires.