Dunvegan lodge self catering accommodation is situated on the Southern tip of Africa amidst the evergreen “fynbos” vegetation. This “greeness” is very misleading as the fynbos floral kingdom is amazingly well adapted to the fickle nature of the annual rainfall over the Western Cape and Cape Town.

And it is this very fickle rainfall volume over the past two years that has led to the current drought and thus the water supply crisis that we, as residents, are currently experiencing in the Western Cape.

We welcome all our visitors to sunny South Africa and all the beautiful attractions of Cape Point, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch gardens and the winelands of Stellenbosch but request that you be aware of the nature of the crisis and that you endeavour not to waste our precious and finite resource.

No water is NO water – there is no quick fix!!

UPDATE 2019:

The winter rains have arrived and the Cape Town dam levels have risen to a level last seen in 2016. (see below)

We have averted the current water crisis but were served with a severe warning that if we do not all collectively take responsibility for our water usage, we may face the same situation in the not to distant future.

As locals and tourists, we need to be aware that water is a finite resource to be guarded and cherished.

Current Dam Water Levels – 8/8/2019
Major dams Storage
Ml %
Capacity when full    8/8/2019
Berg River 130 010 101.4
Steenbras Lower 33 517 93.8
Steenbras Upper 31 767 99.7
Theewaterskloof 480 188 69.3
Voëlvlei 164 095 80.4
Wemmershoek 58 644 82.3
Total Stored Ml 898 221 707 821
% Storage 78.8