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Is Knysna Tap Water Safe To Drink?

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LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Knysna?

We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Knysna, South Africa.

However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in South Africa is a out of 100.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Knysna.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for South Africa, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.

Click here to check out the water quality for South Africa


Tap Water Knysna, is a village in the province of South Africa''s Eastern Cape. It is located in the Hluhluwe-Unfolozi Province. There are many drinking sources in and around Knysna. The village is only a short distance from Meningiek town, and just across the road from Masiphumelelele. Water is distributed to homes by private contractors. Tap Water Safety certification is provided when bottled water is used for cooking or bathing.

There is a large amount of salt present in the tap water. This salt can have an adverse effect on health, particularly in small children. Tap Water Knysna has taken measures to minimise this salt content. Specially, the main water supply has been desalted and then distilled to produce a much clearer and safer liquid. The quality of the water supply can also be determined by checking the pH level, which can be found on the inside of the glass.

Tap Water Quality Commission testing was carried out in 2020. This examination loo

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.98 in USD (1.5-liter)


Knysna tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35% Low
  • Water Pollution 59% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 65% High
  • Water Quality 41% Moderate

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Knysna, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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