Is the water safe to drink in

Tap water safety in South africa

In general, the water in large urban areas is potable and safe to drink in South africa. Check below for city specific information.

However, in rural areas within South africa, the water should be considered contaminated. Bring all tap water to a good rolling boil if you want to drink, brush your teeth or make ice cubes. Otherwise, buy capped bottled water from reputable brands.

City tap water safety info for South africa