Level 1 Water Restriction currently in place

Because each dam size is different, the best indicator of overall dam water levels is the total quantity stored expressed as a percentage of total dam capacity. This week are Cape Town dams have increased to 100.5%*.  


Western Cape dams are at 80.8%** full.

*Date published: 13 October 2020  (City of Cape Town)

**Date published: 5 October 2020  (Elsenburg.com)

Photo credit:  Bruce Sutherland

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Building resilience

​Read more here about how avoiding the possibility of Day Zero made Cape Town and the Western Cape one of the most resilient place in Africa.

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Heard about Cape Town's water crisis and wondering if you should cancel your holiday?


Think again.  After a good winter rainfall, our dams are over 50% full. You can be confident about visiting Cape Town and the Western Cape. Be assured that we have water available.


Our unparalleled natural beauty, award-winning food and wine, rich culture and heritage and world-famous landmarks are all here, waiting for you.

Image by Toni Cuenca