update (22 Jan 2016): The Kogelberg Nature Reserve has been reopened to the public. The reopening includes all accommodation, the Palmiet trail and the Oudebosch trails. The Kogelberg trail and Mountain Bike trail remain closed!
The Kogelberg Nature Reserve, located along the mountainous coast on the eastern edge of Cape Town, has been closed until further notice due to a fire that broke out in the Overberg region on 16 January 2016. There is no current threat to the reserve or to the accommodation in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve - however there is a great deal of smoke in the area, and the decision has been made by Cape Nature to close for the safety of the public.