This tourist attraction, about 30km north of Oudtshoorn, draws about 250 000 visitors every year from all over the world. After being in the news four years ago for financial mismanagement, the tourist destination is taking a positive turn, and boasts a series of improvements and a facelift.
The Oudtshoorn Municipality contributed R1.5m from its own capital budget towards the improvements, while the rest was funded by provincial government.
Oudtshoorn Municipal director for technical services Chris Koch said it would be the first municipality to have a plant of this kind.
The aim of the plant is to purify the waste water on the premises and re-use the effluent for the flushing of the newly-constructed toilet block and also irrigation of the gardens.