Firstly, we take a guided walk along the lower slopes of Table Mountain to the source of the stream which de- fines the origin of the city as we know it today; the Camissa – a KhoiSan word meaning place of sweet wa- ters. Here, we learn of the springs and streams which supplied water to the town dating way back to the mid 1600s. Next, on a boat trip around Intaka Island, we learn about natural water purification processes, which ensure clean, quality-assured water courses and canals for this dense and highly-developed urban, residential and commercial centre. Finally, we visit the Urban Bio-Diversity Park, irrigated entirely from the ‘sweet waters’ coming from Table Mountain.