A tough water-saving regime and the generosity of farmers have given South Africa's main tourist hub welcome respite from a severe drought and helped push back a dreaded "Day Zero" when Cape Town's taps are expected to run dry.
On Tuesday, the city of four million moved its estimate for "Day Zero" to July 9 from June 4 due to a decline in water usage, and after the Groenland farmers association also released 10 billion litres of water from their private reservoirs into the Steenbras storage dam.
Water levels at Theewaterskloof dam, which supplies most of Cape Town's water, have declined significantly.
South Africa has declared a national disaster over the drought afflicted southern and western regions, including Cape Town, which means the government could spend more money and resources to deal with the crisis.
Cape Town, which attracts about two million visitors each year, wants to become more resilient as the effects of climate change are felt, similar to other dry cities including Melbourne and California.
Already hundreds of Cape Town residents are being forced to queue overnight to stock up on water in South Africa's second largest economic hub and tourism attraction.
However, several desalination plants are planned and together with underground water reserves, are expected to help augment water sources well into the future.