Tourism forms a major part of South Africa’s GDP, and Cape Town is (understandably) one of the main reasons you all keep coming here. If even half of the 1.8 million people who visit us every year decide to go elsewhere, we’d be facing an economic crisis on top of our water crises. So save us all our jobs and companies, and carry on reading…
The tourism industry is doing everything it can to be as water neutral as possible. Like many other lodges in Cape Town, Ashanti Lodge has found an alternative source of water that draws off the mountain rivers and underground springs running below the city.
This removes the strain on the city’s dams and also means that IF Day Zero happens and the city’s dam water runs dry, we will STILL be in business, our doors will be open and we will have water.
At Ashanti Lodge we have multiple systems and backups in place:
It’s important to remember that this is an ‘if’, not a ‘when’ situation. But even IF day zero happens, our combination of systems and readiness means that we will always be open for business and welcome all local and international guests to come stay with us. So rebook your flights, repack your swimsuit and come join us in the sun – we may not have water at times but we’ll always have wine!