Also on Thursday, President Jacob Zuma extended his deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the storm that engulfed the Western Cape.
However, experts believe the blaze was caused by strong winds caused by the ongoing storm in Cape Town, 500 kilometers west.
A fire rages on a hill near Kynsna, South Africa.
Many are calling this the worst fire to hit the area in several decades.
Houses burn in the coastal town of Plettenburg Bay, Thursday, June 8, 2017.
He added that officials were "cautiously optimistic that no further evacuations" would be needed in the area.
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Via twitter, many people have been volunteering their homes and cars for those leaving the area of the blaze.
Firefighters are now battling 26 active fires, made worse by a "storm front" that has flooded nearby Cape Town but fanned the flames around the well-heeled seaside town of Knysna and the neighboring Plettenberg Bay. He said there was little hope of stopping the fire and officials would just continue evacuating all those in its path.
These include eight fire trucks from the City of Cape Town, two from the Overberg district and 12 additional Working on Fire teams.
Knysna fire chief, Clinton Manuel, has confirmed the worst: the fires in Knysna are "out of control" and "there is a slim chance of stopping them".
In Cape Town, about 827 informal settlement structures were damaged, wither due to flooding and or roofs which were blown off by gale-force winds.
Panic was spreading‚ with some people struggling to locate their relatives.