The water quality at Muizenberg beach is back to levels that are considered normal, according to City of Cape Town’s coastal manager Gregg Oelofse.
The City had temporarily closed the Zandvlei waterbody after high E.coli levels were recorded at the vlei.
The high E. coli count was a result of a recent sewage spills, which occurred due to pump failure at the Clifton Road pump station.
The City of Cape Town said water samples taken at several points along Muizenberg beach now show acceptable bacterial levels.
While speaking on Cape Talk, Oelofse said the risks of falling ill are very low for bathers and surfers in the waters in front of the SharkSpotters building and in the corner of Muizenberg beach.
However beachgoers have been urged to avoid swimming near the Zandvlei mouth as the bacterial levels near the opening are still slightly higher.