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