Cape Town Beaches & Pools

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Bathe at Long Street Baths

Where? Cape Town Central
Facing the Long Street Bath's heritage doors, look to the right for a view of Table Mountain, look to the left for a vibey Long Street and look inside for an old world experience. This original 1908 bathhouse ...

A Stroll in Kalk Bay Harbour

Where? Kalk Bay
A family favourite for a lovely sunny afternoon is a nice stroll along Kalk Bay Harbour. Especially for young kids, it is a place where there is always something interesting and exciting to see. Watch their ...

Steenbras Gorge

Where? Gordons Bay
The Steenbras Gorge is a quick 45 minute drive from Cape Town and makes for a perfect day away. You will need to walk the Steenbras River Trail, which is a 90 minute meander up the gorge through fynbos ...

Strandfontein Beach

Where? Strandfontein
Attention fisherman, anglers and explorers. Strandfontein beach is ideal when trying to get a great catch, collecting muscles or even crayfishing. The coastline in the area is rather exposed and it can get ...

Waters Edge Beach

Where? Simonstown
This off the beaten track beach is one of the local secrets. Head off in a southerly direction from Southforth beach, Simonstown (i.e. veer right when the grassy verge behind the restaurant is in front of ...

The Calitzdorp Spa

Where? Calitzdorp
The Calitzdorp Spa is a year-round getaway for Karoo locals as well as for visitors from around the world. Nestled on the slopes of the mountains that characterise this part of the country, this spa is best ...

Smitswinkel Bay Beach

Where? Simons Town
The Smitswinkel Bay Beach can be found, although not that easily as it isn’t very easy to access, just past Simons Town and next to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. You will only get to the beach on foot, so ...

Rooi Els Beach

Where? Rooi Els
5km from Pringle Bay next to Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, Rooi Els Beach is a popular beach with holiday makers, it is relatively secluded and sheltered which makes it a popular swimming spot. Swimming is ...

Arniston Beach

Where? Arniston
At the Arniston Beach you can relax and take a step back in time. The soft white sand is contrasted by the rugged rocks of the coastline. Spend your morning watching the fisherman taking their boats out to ...

Musselling

Where? Scarborough
For those of you that enjoy shell fish, musselling at Scarborough (or anywhere else for that matter) is such great fun. You will need to make sure you have the relevant Provincial license and then check the ...

Hawston Beach

Where? Hermanus
Driving towards Hermanus, you may discover a little hamlet called Hawston. Then again, you may miss it if you don't know it’s there. This hidden gem is the home of one of the most gorgeous beaches on the Cape ...

Platboom Beach

Where? Cape Point
Platboom Beach is a lovely beach along the coastline nestled in the Cape of Good Hope Nature reserve where you are likely to spot many different animals roaming the beach and an abundance of birds. Kite ...

Fish Hoek Beach

Where? Fish Hoek
Fish Hoek beach is well known as one of the safest swimming beaches in the Cape which makes it increasingly popular for families. The beach is stretched over a large area and so you will always find plenty ...

Clovelly Beach

Where? Clovelly
Clovelly Beach in Fish Hoek is well known by locals and is a favourite spot for an early evening stroll or relaxing on the beach in the early morning. The beach became well known in international media in ...

Fick’s Pool

Where? Hermanus
Although it remains somewhat of a hidden gem, Fick’s Pool in Hermanus is a fantastic little spot for a cool dip. It is located just below Marine Drive, where the ground plummets into the ocean, and the sea ...

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