CapeTownMagazine.com

Coolest Open-to-the-Public Swimming Pools in and around ...

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.
 
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

Coolest Open-to-the-Public Swimming Pools in and around Cape Town

Your guide to some of the coolest places to swim in and around the Mother City

Last updated: 11 November 2016

Summertime is when our pretty city comes alive, and to beat the sizzling temperatures, most locals and visitors descend on the watering holes dotted around the city. Whilst the beaches are certainly beautiful, missioning to these sandy spots can be tedious, so we’ve put together a list of swimming pools, smack bang, in and around the city centre (convenient, hey?).

Whether you enjoy swimming in an Olympic-sized public pool or prefer to have a quick dip in one of Cape Town’s lavish hotel water features, you’ll surely find a swimming spot in our collection where you can get wet ‘n wild or simply cool down and chill out.

Zenith Pool Deck and Sky Bar at the Cape Royale Hotel
Some would say they have the best rooftop view in Cape Town, and since we agree, then they certainly do. Go and have a swim, in the inviting deep blue water, at the Zenith Pool Deck and Sky Bar, while catching the last rays of the sun bouncing off the stadium. You can also order an expertly-mixed cocktail or indulge in their mouth-watering sushi, noodles & tapas. Do you want to know what the best part is? Entrance is absolutely free! So if you’re a keen sun-seeker and cocktail-drinker, the Zenith Pool Deck and Sky Bar is most definitely for you.
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 8:30am – 11pm
Costs: Free


47 Main Rd | Green Point | +27 (0) 21 430 0500

The Cape Milner Hotel
Have you ever enjoyed the most spectacular view of Table Mountain, from a poolside lounger? If not, here is your chance to do exactly that. Come and observe the most beautiful panoramic view of Table Mountain from a comfortable poolside lounger. If taking a dip in the pool is not your thing on this specific day, save those laps and order some battered fish or grilled steak to enjoy and soak in the great atmosphere of this venue. This is definitely for lovers of the sun. Just a minimum spend of R100 grants you access to the lounge and swim as you wish.
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 12am – 12pm
Cost: Minimum spend of R150 secures yourself a spot on one of their loungers and access to their swimming pool


2 Milner Rd | Tamboerskloof | +27 (0) 21 426 1101

Shimmy Beach Club
The Shimmy Beach Club is best known for being one of Cape Town’s premier ocean-front dining and lifestyle venues. Not only is Shimmy popular for its lifestyle events and hosting some of SA’s finest, they also have the most beautiful marvel of a man-made beach. The Shimmy man-made beach is a beautiful area to spend your summer days soaking up some sun. You can hire out their loungers, gazebos and enjoy their VIP pool. This is the ideal venue for family events, and cocktail parties and of course, an occasional dip in the pool.
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 11am – 4am
Costs: Book a sun lounger at R150 for the day or a cabana for 10 people at R5000 (including food & drinks).


12 South Arm Road | V&A Waterfront | +27 (0) 21 200 7778

Muizenberg Water Slides
Have you imagined going down a waterslide and splashing into the coolest aqua in Cape Town? Go and make that dream a reality with the Muizenberg waterslides. Muizenberg Water Slides offer three water slides which range from the ‘advanced’ slide, one straight and fast ‘speed’ slide, and one ‘junior’ slide for smaller kids. There are water slides suitable for children, three and older. Lifeguards are on duty to ensure the children's safety. Go and experience a life where load-shedding and even water restrictions are a mere fable because Muizenberg Water Slides recycles their pool water so they do not have to worry about any of those. Their pools are also solar heated, talk about an eco-friendly hang-out! You know where Muizenberg Beach is? The Water Slides are just a few steps away.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 1:30pm – 5:30pm, Saturday and Sunday: 9:30am – 5:30pm (Open from Mid-September to April)
Costs: Spectators R15p/p, 1 hour pass R45, full day pass R85, late pass R65 (from 2pm – 5:30pm), night slides R55 (Friday nights: 6pm – 9pm)


Beach Rd | Muizenberg | +27 (0) 82 454 5023

Romney Park All Suite Hotel and Spa
This hotel is centrally located in the Atlantic Seaboard, so the Romney Park‘s hotel pool definitely treats visitors to an exclusive experience. The oasis, of a sort, is situated on the outdoor terrace in between enormous palm trees, wafting in the breeze and it’s all about elegance. Although definitely for chilling out, cooling down and enjoy a freshly made cosmopolitan or two, whilst the avid swimmer can take a lazy lap or three. Speaking of cocktails, there are full bar and restaurant services. Space is limited and the area tends to fill up during peak times. Parents, please note that your kids are allowed to join you, but they they need to be supervised. The unfortunately they don't take group bookings. And guests will need to report to reception on arrival.

Opening hours: Mondays to Sundays: 12pm-6pm
Costs: R150p/p


Hill Road | Green Point |+27 (0) 21 439 4555

The Glen Boutique Hotel
A set of turquoise pools, Dionysian cocktails, fashionable swimwear for sale and cosmopolitan atmosphere makes The Glen Boutique Hotel a choice summer spot. Find this happening summer spot in uber-hip Seapoint. Situated on a quiet Sea Point street, this boutique hotel is a classy and upmarket establishment, and its two pools reflect that. Not for the hardcore athlete, the longer 11-m and 7-m pools are perfect for a quick splash and swim in the summer heat. The hotel is definitely about bringing that poolside vibe, and with 42 loungers, bar and restaurant service, any guest can come and get their tan on. For those not in the know – this hotel is known for being LGBTQ-friendly. The space is limited and entry is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Opening hours: Mondays to Sundays: 8am-9pm; All year round
Costs: R120p/p


3 The Glen Road | Sea Point | +27 (0) 21 439 0086

Long Street Baths
Nestled in the heart of the Mother City’s bustling, infamous Long Street, this renowned indoor swimming pool and Turkish bath facility is popular with locals and visitors alike. Known to be chock-a-block during the peak summer season, this pool can house up to 600 people; luckily, there are always lifeguards on duty. Perfect for eager swimmers wanting to do laps, the 25m pool is ideal for anyone wanting to blow off some steam. Little ones can jump into the shallow 7m kiddies pool for a splash. The Turkish baths are separately restricted to men only and women only times, throughout the week, so be sure to consult the pool directly for more information.
Opening hours: Mondays – Sundays: 7am-7pm; All year round
Costs: R22p/p for adults, R11p/p for children (under 16), R254p/p for a monthly membership, Turkish bath access costs R60p/p for one hour, R113p/p for the full two to three hours, R18p/p to use the shower facilities 
NOTE: Long Street Baths will be open for October 2017 School Holidays (1 - 8 October 2017) but due to Level 5 Water Restrictions they will be closed of the summer season (1 December 2017 - 31 January 2018). For a list of which public pools will be open this season click here.


Cnr Long & Orange streets | City Centre | +27 (0) 21 422 0100

By Alyx Carolus

---
Wood-fired hot tubs to 65-degree natural springs, dip into these heated pools and steamy springs.
---

Check out our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and if you have a smartphone, add m.capetownmagazine.com to your home screen for quick access on the go!

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn, check out our photos on Instagram and follow our Pinterest boards for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City!
 

Cape Town Events Calendar
October 2018
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31

Roast and Co Daily: Two Hours of 2-For-1 Specials at ...

Plus: Half-price on all “To Share” plates – see what’s on the menu here

date night hq#HQDateNight: Served in Pairs, for Pairs

Planning a date or even for catching up with a mate? You’ll want to check out ...

OX boat rides 125% Off: See The Marine Big 5 on an ...

Whales, dolphins, penguins, cape fur seals and mola mola (sunfish), an awesome boat trip ...

calling us homeComing Soon: The Musical Calling Us ...

A love so strong that it tears the night sky apart

KewpieAn Inspiring Message of Diversity and ...

The vibrant diversity of District Six comes alive with an exhibition about a famously ...

Kaapse Stories at The Rockwell TheatreDinner and a Show with Rockwell Theatre

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. What happens in Cape Town gets told to your mom, ...

Cape Culinary Tours Valentine's Day InclusionTake a Bite into History with Cape Town ...

Learn about Cape Town’s past while savouring local cuisine with these informative ...

Cape Town Culinary Tours - 52-For-1 Special with Cape Town Culinary ...

Cape Town Culinary Tours offers you 241TUESDAYS every week until the end of 2018 – use ...

Haskell Vineyards 3Save On A Gourmet Food and Syrah Wine ...

Sip the renowned wines and taste delicious gourmet food from Haskell Vineyards

Just Like Papa 1Just Like Papa: The Ultimate Place to ...

Finally, there’s a place in Cape Town where you can get exceptional home, camping, ...

Radisson Blu 11City Luxury Meets a Winelands Escape In ...

The best of both worlds: Spend two days like a king with excellent food, wine and ...

SA IdolsAll the Times Capetonians Entertained ...

Though auditions for 2018 are closed, Cape Town did us proud during SA Idols Season 14

Under Oaks 4Have a Turkish-French Affair With This ...

Indulge all your senses by trying the delicious wine and sweet pairing at Under Oaks in ...

Le Bonheur 12Get a 20% Discount on Accommodation at ...

Le Bonheur Reptiles and Adventures offers patrons a 20% discount when they stay at this ...

Arcade Cafe 5Get 2 for 1 Pizza and Cocktails at ...

Save on your lunch and tuck into delicious pizzas and cocktails at this Bree Street ...

Mischu 11Get a 30% Discount on Coffee Capsules ...

Save on brewing delicious coffee from the comfort of your own home with a discount on ...

Ubuntu Climbs 365 3How Many Hikes Up Table Mountain Does ...

A hike a day gets the funds raised. This guy is hiking Table Mountain every single day of ...

whale wine and wors wine flies logoWhale, Wine and Wors Tours with Wine ...

Hop on board a fun-filled minibus and explore the hidden gems of the Western Cape

Sgt pepper live musicRam Jam Rock Parties at Sgt Pepper

The head-banging, guitar twanging rockin’ good times are back

Excentric HairTransformation Tuesday at Excentric ...

Receive a complimentary Olaplex treatment when booking a single or double colour process, ...

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips

Curious to make exciting discoveries in Cape Town every day? "LIKE" us for a daily hidden gem.