While some parts of the country had the luxury of rain these past few weeks, a thought was spared for our Cape Town family and friends who will be fighting the drought throughout the festive season.
If you are heading to the Western Cape to enjoy the merriment that comes with the holidays, please be mindful of the water crisis and follow some or all of our water tips below:
Here are our water-wise tips for your Cape Town holiday
- Skip a day of showering. Being on holiday is the only time you really have an excuse to be a little smelly and have bed-hair. Take advantage of it.
- Spend more time in the ocean. The water in the taps is considered gold so use what is freely available. It might be a little salty but you won’t have any time limits or guilty feelings if you spend more than two minutes in it.
- Pack more clothing so that you don’t have to use a washing machine and maybe try the reverse-wear technique with your underwear. Or, wash your underwear quickly during your 2.5-minute shower.
- Remember: if it’s yellow, let it mellow; if it’s brown, flush it down. This rule is followed in most Cape Town homes now, so it might be thoughtful for you to adopt it in your holiday home or hotel room too. In public restrooms, a baby flush will do.
- Spend more time in the winelands. Save more water and drink wine with chilled whiskey stones to cool you down. But, don’t overdo it on the wine because it will dehydrate you.
6. Make wet wipes your go-to. Use them to freshen up your face in the morning, wipe sand off your body after a day at the beach and even clean the floors where you live.
Do you have any more water-wise tips to share with visitors?