In the News: Cape Point, one of Cape Town’s iconic Big Seven attractions is sharing the message that saving water isn’t just essential, it can also be fun, in a video release that encourages viewers to join in the #CTRainDanceChallenge.

The #CTRainDanceChallenge has been issued! Will you answer?

Feel free to share this message, or even better, create a rain dance of your own and challenge your friends and businesses to get involved. If you think you’ve got the rain-calling moves, share your video with the hashtag: #CTRainDanceChallenge.

Saving water isn’t just essential, it can also be fun! Join us in our journey to sustainability and take up the Rain Dance Challenge. Learn the moves and learn how you can help save water at our national parks and reserves.

Judiet Barnes, Marketing Manager at Cape Point, explains:
“As an attraction thoroughly dependent on our beautiful, natural surroundings, we have always engaged in responsible tourism principles. With the current water shortages, it’s our responsibility to encourage all visitors to join us in saving this precious resource. Since dance is a quintessential part of our expression, what better way to share the message than through this powerful medium? Our collaboration in this will ensure that we’re able to provide a wonderful, enduring visitor experience, and that’s what the aim of this video is – to boost awareness and contribute to sustainability efforts in a meaningful way while having a bit of fun with staff in the process.”

Cape Point Water Wise Strategy

Cape Point, the stretch of land at the most south-western corner of South Africa is surrounded by the elements of sun, sea and air, and has established its sustainability credentials over the years by:

  • Providing staff with water-wise training.
  • Providing hand sanitiser in lieu of hand wash in all abolition facilities, to encourage less water use.
  • Erecting signs in all ablution facilities, encouraging visitors not to waste water. It’s a gentle way of reminding people that there is a water crisis and they need to act responsibly. Most tourists are happy to comply.
  • Making use of an effluent system that recycles grey water, saved from hand basins and taps, for flushing toilets.
  • Replacing all tap washers at the basins to ensure that there are no leaks – an inexpensive and small effort which could save significant amounts of water.
  • The Two Oceans Restaurant is also urging patrons to drink bottled water, rather than water from taps. The restaurant’s bathroom has taps that are fitted with automatic sensors, which switch off when not in use.
  • The watering of gardens and vegetation has been stopped.

The attraction is committed to playing its role in contributing to a sustainable tourism industry that sees the city able to welcome visitors to world-class experiences while minimalising the impact of this on the built and natural environment.

Press contact: Bryan Hefke |

Saving water isn’t just essential, it can also be fun! Take the #CTRainDanceChallenge as we urge you join us in our journey to sustainability.