Sixpence – Our Abundant Water

Slanghoek has an incredibly high rainfall. On average, it  measures approximately 1300ml per year at our house and cellar. And some area’s of the valley up to 2000 ml per year. Unfortunately, Slanghoek is very dry in the summer and that is why it is important for us to have water available in the dry months to use for supplementary irrigation. We have a dam on the Slanghoek Mountain side that is 60m higher than any of our crops, so we use the natural slopes to get the water to our fields. This way we can get water timely and accurately to the crops.