Disaster Management officials in the Western Cape say the extent of the damage caused by recent floods is still being assessed.

Several towns have been hit by flooding caused by heavy downpours and thundershowers over the past two days.

Some of the worst-affected towns include Malmesbury, on the West Coast.

And several incidents have been reported in De Doorns, Worcester, Paarl and Ceres as well.

The South African Weather Service says the downpours will continue until ten tonight.

Head of Disaster Management, Colin Deiner says all resources have been put in place.

“On Monday, the areas in the Cape Winelands have been affected. We are also doing the assessment with all the districts to understand the level of damage. We have no reports of loss of life yet. All our rescue teams are still on standby and will respond immediately to any incidents”.

Meanwhile, humanitarian aid organisation, Gift of the Givers says their members are en-route to help flood victims in the Western Cape.

The organisation says it’s been inundated with calls from several municipalities and communities overnight.

The Gift of the Givers’ Ali Sablay says they will provide all the affected families with food, blankets, and matrasses.