When the summer heat hits the Cape, our local beaches fill up, making it difficult to find an ideal spot in the refreshing waters for a dip.

If you’re looking for an alternative spot to cool down, we have compiled a list of inner-city pools to escape the crowds and unwind with a cocktail in hand.


1. Cape Milner Hotel: 2a Milner Road, Tamboerskloof

Cool off at the chic Cape Milner hotel, grab a towel and sunblock as you lie about for the day at the gorgeous pool.

Sit poolside all day for R170 per person.

Contact: 021 426 1101

Address: 2 Milner Rd, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, 8001

Website: www.capemilner.com


2. Glen Boutique Hotel and Spa: 3 The Glen, Sea Point


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This stylish and city central oasis makes for a picture-worthy pool experience. Whether you’re looking to work out-of-office or to lay the day away, you will leave feeling refreshed.

Bookings are advised as space is limited and will cost R225 per person.

Contact: 021 439 0086

Address: 3 The Glen, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060

Website: www.glenhotel.co.za


3. The Bay Hotel: 69 Victoria Road, Camps Bay

The Bay Hotel boasts one of the best poolside views in Cape Town. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, one can enjoy the outdoor facilities and view the entire day for R160.

Contact: 021 430 4444

Address: 69 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8001

Website: www.thebayhotel.com


4. The Hyde Hotel: 13 London Road, Sea Point

The rooftop of the Hyde Hotel’s pool offers panoramic views of the Mother City. Take a dip and enjoy the surrounds for R150 per person.

Contact: 021 434 0205

Address: 13 London Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8005

Website: www.thehydehotel.com


5.     The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel: 76 Orange Street, Gardens

The idyllic Belmond Mount Nelson is having a poolside special from now until the end of November.

From Monday to Saturday for R395 you can enjoy any two items off the a la carte menu and a lazy day by the pool.

On Sundays for R495, visitors can enjoy the beautiful buffet and carvery as well as a phenomenal jazz band whilst soaking up the Sunday sun.

Contact: 021 483 1000

Address: 76 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

Website: www.belmond.com




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