The Mossel Bay Municipality has advised visitors that a drought gripping the region is no reason to stay away from the picturesque harbour town.
While dams supplying water to the City of Cape Town have seen a boost over the past week, the water situation across the greater Mossel Bay region has remained a cause of concern.
Parts of the province last week received heavy rainfall with flooding even reported in some areas but there has been little to no relief in drought-stricken areas like Mossel Bay, the Karoo and upper West Coast.
Municipal manager Thys Giliomee said there was no reason why the drought should impact tourism.
The manager said despite experiencing a severe drought and a water shortage Mossel Bay Municipality has water. The desalination plant can produce up to 50 megalitres per day and Mossel Bay welcomes all visitors, with the request that they regard Mossel Bay as a water scarce area.