Installation demonstrates water’s journey from catchment areas to the tap

13 November 2013

Journey Of Water installation

A 2m-tall work of art that illustrates how water starts as rain that gathers in our catchment areas, flows downstream into dams and eventually through our taps has been unveiled at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

The solar-powered installation was unveiled on 7 November at Kirstenbosch’s Garden Centre, Gate 2 and will be there for visitors to see and interact with for the next four months.

The installation is the culmination of a four-day and 85km Journey of Water walk organised by WWF South Africa and Sanlam which took a group of celebrities and the media on an actual journey of water from one of our strategic water source areas, the Boland Mountains (the headwaters of the Berg, Breede and Eerste rivers) – into Cape Town.

So visit Kirstenbosch this summer, fill your water bottle from the installation and follow the Journey of Water through the installation.



  • To find more about the water that comes out of your own tap visit the Journey of Water website ( where an easy-to-use interactive electronic tool enables you to locate the source of your water directly.
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