Dear Future Guests
We are very fortunate that the water shortages experiences in the Western Cape have not had a dramatic impact on our lives in Plettenberg Bay. In May 2017, level 1 restrictions were imposed by the Bitou Municipality and water consumption has been monitored closely. We are currently not in any danger of running out of water, nor are we expecting severe restrictions in the area.
We are very grateful that Plettenberg Bay remains at level 1 restrictions in the Western Cape. We recognise the importance of conserving water in the Western Cape and promote the responsible use of water at The Robberg Beach Lodge. When visiting Plettenberg Bay, please take note of the following restrictions:
- Watering of gardens may only be undertaken for two hours per day between 08h00 – 10h00, two days per week.
- No hosing of structures, roofs or driveways
- No washing of vehicles with a garden hose will be permitted, (not applied to any full-time commercial enterprises whose business it is to wash cars.)
- Watering of cricket pitches, golf course greens and bowling greens are permitted for two hours per day, twice per week, unless own source of water is used.
- A fine in terms of Section 75A of the Systems Act, being a 50% penalty on tariffs for monthly consumption in excess of 20kilolitre per month per household connection.
The Robberg Beach Lodge uses borehole water for irrigation and we would like to encourage all our visitors to help in the effort to conserve water with us. We will keep you up-to-date with any changes, should they impact our services.
Thank you for your help in the efforts to conserve water.
The Robberg Team