"I can confirm that we are evacuating the hotel".
In the meantime, the fire between Camps Bay and Llandudno on the other side of the mountain was proving to be stubborn, with at least 150 firefighters on scene. "The fire is surrounding the hotel so they have evacuated", he said.
In addition 35 Table Mountain National Park contracted firefighters, 80 Working on Fire firefighters and 09 volunteers from the Volunteer Wildfire Services as well as staff from the Cape Peninsula Fire Protection Association will be fighting the fire on the ground.
"I don't know what damage has been caused at the site at this stage but definitely the fire has burned through that area", he said.
The provincial traffic department's call centre could only confirm that Victoria Drive has been closed between Camps Bay and Hout Bay.
"The City of Cape Town Fire & Rescue service now has a total of 5 fire tenders with 25 fire fighters on scene attending to the Victoria Road Mountain Fire", City of Cape Town's Edward Bosch said on Friday morning.
The blaze had been burning on the slopes above Camps Bay and moved dangerously close to the luxury hotel on Thursday night.
The fire, being fanned by a very strong South Easter, has flared up again late this afternoon."It urged members of the public to avoid the area".