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 important 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 urgently, we face the prospect of taps running dry and water collection points being the norm. The City has Issued Level 6 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.

What does a Level 6 Water Restriction mean?

It’s a ban on all use of municipal drinking-quality water for outside and non-essential purposes (The use of borehole water for outdoor purposes is also discouraged in order to preserve groundwater resources) 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 strict 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 need you to use 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 we are working to ensure your stay is comfortable but there are a few things that may affect your stay, gardens will be dryer than usual, some pools/ Jacuzzis may not be usable and water monitoring devices may be in place to limit daily water usage.
  • It is essential that we all work together and 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

The Charm of Kalk Bay & St James

Kalk Bay and St James are situated along the South Peninsula of Cape Town. The working fishing village of Kalk Bay is home to quirky coffee shops, restaurants and bars, the well known Kalk Bay Bookstore and numerous trendy decor and clothing stores. This makes it a sought after destination for any traveler looking to experience a truly beautiful and unique part of the Cape. St James is the next Village along, a short walk into Kalk Bay.

We are very excited to promote these locations as part of our Portfolio and have a number of properties in the area that our guests enjoy year round.


Kalk Bay Charm Villa

Kalk Bay Charm is a delight for any guests who appreciate style, with a quirky artistic flair & uniqueness. The living and dining areas are downstairs, flanked by floor to ceiling glass doors allowing lots of natural sunlight and flowing onto a deck area to the front of the cottage, an ideal spot for coffees in the sun.

Quarterdeck Place

This is a home with soul, beautifully positioned against the Kalk Bay mountain side with magnificent sea views across False Bay. Just a short walk via Dalebrook Steps to Dalebrook Pool. It is tranquil and extremely private. The verandahs on both levels have breathtakingly beautiful views and have couches on which to relax and enjoy a good book or simply soak in the peaceful ambience.

Nautilus, Majestic Village

If you’re looking for 2 bedroom luxury accommodation close to the ocean, look no further! “Nautilus” is a charming 2 bedroom townhouse in the newly built Majestic Village of Kalk Bay. The Majestic Village offers an idyllic blend of safety, security and supreme coastal living. In the heart of the village nestle elegantly designed townhouses.

St James Hideaway

This free standing house with uninterrupted seaviews with a large outdoor terrace and pool. A holiday home with distinction! St James Hideaway is a walk to the beach, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. There is a mountain path close by, ideal for hiking. There is a tenant in the downstairs flat who stays when the house is rented out. He has no access to the pool area and does not impact on the house privacy.

Rodwell House

A majestic Villa in the historic coastal village of St James with magical views across the bay and magnificent grounds. Attention to detail in this villa coupled with a sense of grandeur will leave you feeling like royalty. The house consists of 7 suites with an optional 2 extra suites, on special request. Large lounge and dining areas accommodate the entire party, whether it is a corporate function or a family holiday. Comfort and luxury are paramount in all areas of this stunning villa dating back to 1930’s which oozes character and charm.

The team welcome your  interest at enquiries@capevillacollection.com

Special offers available May – September

Rates on request.

Come and share in our World!