Knysna Lagoon Update

Lagoon Update

One of the most prominent landscape features in the Greater Knysna area is the Knysna Estuary, or lagoon as commonly referred to. Other than being a major tourist attraction for leisure activities, it also boasts considerable conservation importance with it ranking 3rd of South Africa’s estuaries in terms of botanical importance, 8th in terms of importance for conserving fish, 19th in terms of water and bird conservation, and first in terms of overall conservation importance which includes criteria such as size, diversity of habitat, zonal rarity and biodiversity.

Managing water quality and recreational areas are a constant and challenging task. Regular water testing is done by Eden District Municipality and the estuary water quality results are available below.

Estuary Water Quality Update

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Press Releases

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