The following footage of the flooding at Bushmans River was shot by Mike Smuts following the initial flooding last week Thursday.
“There’s a wetland system just outside our coastal holiday town that captures the inflow from a small stream. However, recent prolonged rains meant that the system could no longer contain all the water that now flowed into it at much greater volumes than normal,” he wrote on Youtube.
“Thus the water flowed to the actual river after which our town is named, only problem is that the lower part of town lies between the wetland and the Bushmans River…
“My apologies for the shaky footage, it was shot handheld on my Galaxy Nexus, often while I was wading through water.”