The Central Karoo region is still not out of the grips of a seven-year drought despite recent good rains in the Western Cape.
The situation, however, looks slightly better in the town of Beaufort West, one of the biggest towns of the region.
Two years ago, the main Gamka Dam was bone
dry but now it stands at 26% capacity.
Farmers in the region are appealing for help amid the continuing drought.
Provincial authorities say they remain concerned about farmers.
Manager for Agri- Central Karoo, Dean Gouws says the situation is dire.
He says, "The average rainfall for the Central Karoo here is standing at about 16 millimetres and if you take dam levels in our area, is about 15, 95 % which is a sign that there was no rainfall like in the western coast areas here in the Central Karoo.
So people are still battling.
They are still feeding their animals." Farmer Salie Jacobs says more needs to be done.
He says, "We definitely need some funding, some assistance to buy feed for our stock.
main need at the moment.
At the moment, we using our reserve funds from our savings accounts just to survive at this point in time." Provincial authorities say funds are drying up, but they try and assist wherever they can.
In Beaufort West, the situation looks better than before.
Two years ago the Gamka Dam was bone dry.
Now, at 26%, it gives some added relief to the strained boreholes and reclamation plant supplying residents with water.