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Top Cape Town boutique hotel razed to ground in fire

Fire rages in Cape Town.
Fire rages in Cape Town. Image by Chris Preen / CC BY 2.0

The family-owned, five-star boutique hotel Tintswalo Atlantic has been destroyed in the devastating fire that continues to rage around Cape Town. The hotel initiated an emergency evacuation on Monday morning and there were no reported injuries. The management says its main priority now is sorting out its guests, all of whom have been moved to nearby accommodation. Future guests with bookings will have the option of a refund or relocation to alternative accommodation close by. The lodge is hoping to rebuild by December 2015. Read more: news24.com