Three of the iconic, colourful bathing boxes at St James Beach have been destroyed in a fire during the early morning of Saturday, August 8. The well-known spot is recognised globally as a perfect place to capture a picture of the mountains with the colourful boxes and the beach. It is situated along the False Bay coastline between Muizenberg and Kalk Bay.

The huts on fire during the early hours of the morning.

Law enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason said, at about 1am on the morning of 8 August Law Enforcement officers found 3 of the iconic St James Beach bathing boxes well alight.

“The fire was extinguished by the Fire department. 3 boxes completely gutted and 2 damaged partially. The cause of the fire is unknown,” he said. Investigations into how the fire started are underway.


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