14/06/2017 16:16 SAST | Updated 15/06/2017 05:13 SAST

Knysna Fires: Residents Have A Long And Hard Road Ahead

How on earth do you start to rebuild your life when you've lost everything?

A week after the fires that engulfed Knysna up to 4,000 people have been displaced.

Some residents are not only battling with the loss of everything they owned, but the emotional trauma of the inferno.

HuffPost SA visited the area and found people from all walks of life struggling to put their lives back together.