May 23, 2012

South Africa’s Oldest Hotel Chooses Sannitree

HOUW HOEK INN is a gracious old hotel dating back to 1779 and situated in the Kogelberg Reserve, 90km from Cape Town. (

All in all they have 50 rooms, sleeping a total of 120 guests per night, plus wedding facilities for up to 220 guests plus conferencing for 120 guests.

What is significant is that the hotel is in a sensitive biosphere and right off the sewage grid. This means that it needs to have all its effluent waste treated before disposal.

To reach the stringent levels set out by the Department of Water Affairs,  Houw Hoek Inn approached Sannitree to provide a turnkey waste disposal system that ticked every box on the Department’s checklist.

Sannitree has installed a Package Plant (systems vary, but can treat up to 20 cubes of wastewater per day) which ‘cleans’ water suitable for irrigation purposes.

In addition, they use Sannitree Bio-Enzyme Granules to treat their septic tanks (which lead into the Package Plant) and Oxygentor in the plant itself.

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