10 Water Saving Tips When Visiting Cape Town

Posted on Mon January 22, 2018 in Media and Press.

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful and popular tourist destinations in the world.
But we are currently experiencing a severe drought.

How can you help us?

As a visitor, you can help save water while on holiday by doing the following: 

  • Cut your showers down to two minutes.
  • Collect shower and basin water and reuse it to flush the toilet.
  • Use your towel more than once. Instead of dropping it on the floor after a shower, hang it up. This will save water and electricity.
  • Don’t leave your taps running while you brush your teeth, soap up or shave. Turn off the tap during those in  between times and use a reusable cup when brushing your teeth.
  • Hold off on getting your clothes laundered. Wait until you have a full load of dirty laundry before tossing them in the wash or asking the hotel to wash them.
  • Do not order water at a restaurant if you don’t plan on drinking it. Ideally, you want to carry a reusable water bottle that you can top up every now and then.
  • Instead of splashing in the hotel pool, pack a beach bag and picnic basket, and head to the beach.
  • If you’re preparing your own food, wash fruit and vegetables in a bowl and reuse cooking water to water plants,rinse or wash dishes.
  • Every drop counts so make sure you close taps properly.

We never know the worth of water until the well is dry - Thomas Fuller