The Saldanha / Langebaan area is expanding at a significant rate, increasing the water demand for the area. The expansion comes from the industrial, residential and tourism sector. In addition there are economically viable deposits of silica and phosphate in the area. Ecosystem functioning in the area is also to a degree dependent on groundwater. All of these factors require an improved understanding of the geohydrology of the area. The geology of the area consists of basement Cape Granite and Malmesbury Group rocks that underlie the sediments of the Sandveld Group.