This is our world – Cape Town in the Summer is magical

We have created a video showcasing the incredible Noordhoek, Kommetjie and the surrounding areas; showing off some of our favourite places and things that we love to do.

Take a moment to relax and enjoy our video; it’s worth it!

Water restrictions apply in Cape Town

Cape Town is experiencing a severe drought but the City is still ‘open for business’; The Western Cape is one of the most beautiful places on earth and Cape Town a must-visit city for tourists. By supporting a few water saving practices tourists and local visitors can enjoy this incredible city and all it has to offer, without placing unnecessary strain on the water supply.

Dam levels have reached a critical low with little chance of rain during our long dry summer season. If Cape Town does not reduce their water usage now, then in 2018 we face the prospect of taps running dry and water collection points being the norm. The City has Issued Level 5 Water Restrictions & Water Rationing to manage this water crisis and although it is difficult to predict, it is likely these will remain the status quo throughout the holiday season.

What does a Level 5 Water Restriction mean?

It’s a ban on all use of municipal drinking-quality water for outside and non-essential purposes and a warning that some areas may experience short water outages or intermittent supply from time to time without notice. Property owners will be heavily fined if they exceed water usage limits as specified by the city.

What you can do to help…

  • Please enjoy your holiday and our incredible city, visitors are essential to the economy and it wouldn’t be the same without you!
  • You can rest assured that Cape Town’s water quality is monitored continuously and all water supplied to our taps is safe to drink.
  • We are appealing to you to help by using water sparingly and support any water saving measures your chosen holiday home has in place.
  • Please do not use any non-essential outside water (e.g. no washing cars).  Do not be tempted to fill pools if they’re looking low, and keep the evaporation covers on when not in use. Thankfully we have some of the greatest beaches in the world, so please make the most of them this year!
  • Please understand that gardens may be dryer than usual.
  • Please help us to support the  ‘Save like a Local’  initiative:

Take short 2 minute showers

Wait for a full load before running

Only flush when necessary

Only wash clothes when necessary

Avoid keeping taps running and close tightly after use