The Western Cape Government has now linked eight deaths to the storm system that's been sweeping the Cape Peninsula on Wednesday.
Four people were killed in Kraaifontein, emergency services say this was after lightning struck an electricity pole which toppled onto their home.
At the same time, a man was killed when his shack collapsed on him in Lavender Hill.
Another three people have been reported dead near Knysna where a fire has broken out as the broader storm front is driving Berg wind conditions in the Eden Municipality.
Strong winds are pushing the flames towards homes in Belvidere, Breonton-on-Sea and Rheenendal.Knysna Fire Chief Clint Manuel says crews are trying to get as many people away from danger.
“We have evacuated the entire Belvidere and some people have come out, but we are getting reports of some people still on the inside. We are still trying to get them out and we are also trying to get them to the jetty where the NSRI can also pick them up.”
Knysna Fire Chief Clint Manuel said crews were trying to get as many people away from danger.
Western Cape officials are appealing to Cape Town residents to stay inside as the monster storm intensifies.
The Health Department is cautioning people not to stand too close to the railing at sea point promenade, to take pictures of the waves that are breaking.
Doctor Wayne Smith, who's the provincial head of disaster medicine, says he was witnessing locals doing so and warned this is extremely dangerous given the current weather conditions.