Sunday, 16 November 2008

Montagu Springs flooded - change your holiday plans!

This past week the Western Cape experienced flooding which has been likened to that of the Laingsburg floods in 1981. The Avalon Springs resort in Montagu took a major hit and all bookings have been suspended. This could not have come at a worse time given that schools go on their December break in three week's time.

The Avalon Springs Luxury Spa Resort Hotel has posted two YouTube videos and a photo gallery on their site to show the damage done. I stayed at this resort earlier in the year with my family and it is quite surreal to see the pools and surrounds completely under water!

Fortunately no lives were lost at the resort but spare a thought for the family and friends of the 17-year old girl washed away in De Doorns - not far from where I live. We spotted an Oryx helicopter from our house yesterday and have now learnt that it was air-lifting people trapped in rising flood water.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

my granny and I spent 3 great nights and days @ the Avalon springs hotel @ the end of September 08.My granny was @ the Montagu springs resort with a friend and left early Wednesday morning 12th of November just escaping the dreadful floods.We are so sad about all the damage but can't wait to visit again in the future!