Where To Swim In Cape Town this holiday Season
It’s no secret that Cape Town tends to get more than a little overcrowded during the holiday season, most likely even more so following the recent announcement that the city has once again been voted the “Greatest City on Earth” in the Telegraph Travel Awards survey for 2018. More people in the city means more people on the beach, and that means less space for you! So, where do you go when you want to take a dip but can’t face the jam-packed beaches? Read on!
With great views just about wherever you look, it makes sense that city establishments with access to rooftops would make the most of them, and what better way to do that than with an inviting swimming pool. We’ve rounded up a few of the best.
The Rooftop Pool Deck at The Cape RoyaleLocated in the heart of Green Point, The Cape Royale’s Rooftop Pool Deck boasts amazing views over the city and the Atlantic Ocean and offers sun loungers and couches for guests. The Zenith Sky Bar serves up delicious cocktails throughout the day and night, and there’s sushi, noodles, and tapas for the hungry!
Harald’s Bar & Terrace at Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore
Commanding views over Table Mountain, the inner city, Woodstock and beyond, Harald’s Bar & Terrace on the 11th floor of the Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore is the perfect place to dip your toes and enjoy an ice-cold beverage. If your visit falls over mealtime, you can dig into a variety of tasty treats including burgers, pizzas, and snack baskets. Open from 10:30 – 23:00 daily there’s no need to rush in early to get a seat and no need to leave as soon as the sun sets.
RED ROOF Pool + Bar + Grill at Radisson RED
Located just around the corner from the V&A Waterfront, the RED ROOF at Radisson RED exceeds all expectations of a hotel bar. Set on the 9th floor, it boasts an inviting pool, a full bar and kitchen, and ample shaded seating for all-day lounging.
You’ll also find plenty of viable options closer to the ground if you know where to look.
The Pool at The Cape Milner
Drink in gorgeous views of Table Mountain as you dangle your legs in the cool waters of the pool at this Tamboerskloof-based hotel. Loungers and umbrellas are set out around the pool, and the on-site restaurant serves up delicious grub.
Boasting not one but two pools, The Glen Boutique Hotel is a superb spot for a summer swim. Nestled in the heart of Sea Point, this hip and happening hotel has it all; cocktails, food, pool seating, and boutique shopping, it’s where Cape Tonians go to be seen. It’s the perfect place to catch up with friends and catch a summer tan.
Whether you’re looking for your perfect summer spot or want to escape the madness of Cape Town beaches for a day or two, there are plenty of options to choose from – the trick is finding the one that works for you!
Enjoy the festive season and stay safe in whichever waters you decide to wade in.
Until next time,
The Point Team
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People Of The Point: Gareth Glassman
The last People of the Point for 2018 features Gareth Glassman from Cellucity.
Gareth has been in the cellular industry since 2009 where he started in sales, he was promoted to Data Specialist and is now, Branch Manager. He has worked in Century City, the Waterfront and currently manages the Sea Point branch in The Point.
Read more about what inspires him and why he loves his job.
What does your role entail?
I manage Cellucity The Point. I have a team of eight staff, and I am in charge of Cellucity Information and Senior Fibre Sales.
What is the best part of what you do at work?
The best part would be educating my team members and helping them get better at what they do to reach their full potential, regardless of circumstance. Having clients walk out of the store extremely happy with the service or advice they received is a goal of mine.
What is your hobby?
Going to the gym to train. I believe a healthy body equals a healthy mind, and in our industry, a healthy mind goes a long way.
Are you travelling anywhere for the festive season? Do you have anything exciting planned?
I won’t be travelling this festive season. Holidays are all about family, so being home with everyone is exciting for me.
What is your passion?
Helping people, whether it’s helping clients who have issues with their cellphones, or helping a team member reach a goal. In a world where everyone looks out for themselves, I like being the person who looks out for others.
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I like to collect watches; I currently have more than 30 pieces in my collection.
Who is the person that inspires you?
I am inspired by people who take risks to reach their goals regardless of their circumstances.
What is your favourite Christmas meal?
It would have to be chicken and roast potatoes; I could eat it daily!
Last question, what is on your wish list for Christmas this year?
A new tattoo is definitely on my wish list this year.
We hope you enjoyed getting to know Gareth as much as we did.
If you want to see someone specific as our next People Of The Point click here to nominate them.
Until next time,
The Point Team