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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 are at 83.7%.


Western Cape dams are at 66.5%, compared to 63.4% for the same period last year.

Date published: 19 November 2019 (City of Cape Town)

Date published: 11 November 2019 (Elsenburg.com)

Photo credit:  Bruce Sutherland

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.

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


Think again.  After a good winter rainfall, our dams are over 80% 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.