Rock and Mountain pools

Cape Town has an amazing set of rock and mountain pools. Check out this list, get outside, and enjoy!

Silvermine Reservoir
The large reservoir is open to everybody, including your dog, but there are no lifeguards on duty, and so swimming is at your own risk.…
Crystal Pools Waterfall (near Gordons Bay)
This hiking trail is ok for anyone who is reasonably fit, and is slightly challenging for those who are not. The rockpools along the way,…
Krom River Trail (near Paarl)
The Limietberg Nature Reserve offers some of the best hiking trails in the Western Cape, and the Krom River trail in particular stands out, as…
Die Hel to De Hoek, Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area (near Porterville)
About 1h30min from Cape Town is a small conservation area is well-known for its rugged landscape and rich heritage. Among the interesting rock formations, exquisite…
Suicide Gorge (near Grabouw)
Recommended only for hardy and experienced hikers, the Suicide Gorge trail takes you high up into the mountains… and then downhill through the gorge that…

Tidal pools around Cape Town

Tidal pools are a great way to have a fun and safe swim, and the water is usually a little warmer than the sea.

Check out these Tidal Pools around Cape Town

Dalebrook Tidal Pool (Kalk Bay)
Tucked between St James and Kalk Bay lies this easily missed – and often overlooked – tidal pool. To get to it, simply walk along…
Millers Point Tidal Pool (near Simons Town)
Found on the southern side of the False Bay coastline, some 5km outside of Simon’s Town is Miller’s Point, which is divided into two sections.…
St James Tidal Pool
One of Cape Town’s most well-known and popular tidal pools, you’ll find this one below the railway line, in the seaside suburb of St James,…
Maiden’s Cove Tidal Pools (Camps Bay)
Hidden among clumps of rocks, these tidal pools offer spectacular views of the mountain and ocean. Close by, a buzzy restaurant strip beckons, making the…

Swimming Pools, Rock Pools and Tidal Pools around Cape Town

Need to cool off, or get some exercise?

Check out our guide to swimming pools, tidal pools and rock pools around Cape Town.

Public swimming pools (Cape Town)
Public swimming pools around Cape Town
Tidal pools around Cape Town
Tidal pools are a great way to have a fun and safe swim, and the water is usually a little warmer than the sea. Check…
Rock and Mountain pools
Cape Town has an amazing set of rock and mountain pools. Check out this list, get outside, and enjoy!

Public swimming pools (Cape Town)

Public swimming pools around Cape Town

Sea Point Pavillion Swimming (Sea Point)
Overlooking the dazzling Atlantic Ocean, this impressive swimming pool is one of Cape Town’s most prized and loved public spaces – attracting Capetonians and tourists…
Long Street Turkish Baths (Gardens)
The city’s most famous partying street is probably not the first place you’d think of for a cool dip, but the Turkish Baths and Pool…
Newlands Swimming Pool (Newlands)
The only public swimming pool in the southern Suburbs, the Newlands public pool is a popular for everything from inter-school galas to first swimming lessons,…

Zip Slides and Canopy Tours (foefie slides)

Zip Slides are a fun and safe way to have a day of adventure. It’s great fun for all ages!

Here’s a useful guide to zip slides around Cape Town and the Western Cape.

Ceres Zip Slides
Ceres Zip Slides offers one of the best zipline tours in South Africa. Experience 1,4km of pure adrenalin Eco Adventure, consisting of 8 slides varying…
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour
The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour® takes place in the magnificent Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest. Many of the platforms are built around giant Outeniqua Yellowwood trees that are…
Cape Canopy Tour (Elgin Valley, near Grabouw)
Situated in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, we have partnered with CapeNature to take you into a previously inaccessible and pristine part of this amazing…

Boulders Beach (near Simons Town)

Boulders Beach, just outside Cape Town, has so much going for it you will be blown away by the beauty of the small hidden attraction.

Penguins at Boulders Beach
Boulders Beach, just outside Cape Town, has so much going for it you will be blown away by the beauty of the small hidden attraction.…
Kayak trip to the Penguins at Boulders Beach
Take our guided tour on our very stable double kayaks and paddle the warm waters of False Bay and we will show you some wonderful…

Pick Your Own Fruit & Flowers

Picking fruit and flowers offers a welcome respite from city life. We’ve rounded up the best farms where you can pick your own fruits and flowers. Get your hands dirty and spend a day in the sun, and afterwards, you get to appreciate the literal fruits of your labour.

Rose Picking at Chart Farm (Wynberg)
Nothing says “summer” like the heavenly scent of roses in the air. Chart Farm boasts a wide variety of roses which are well loved for…
Cherry Picking at Klondyke Farm (Ceres)
PICK-YOUR-OWN CHERRIES! You pay an entrance fee per person and receive a container – indicating what a 1kg more or less looks like, which you…
Hoogwater Fruit Picking (Wolseley)
Every year between January and February, the Hoogwater Cottage opens their fig orchard to the public. During this time they run a pop up deli,…
Polkadraai Strawberry Farm (Stellenbosch)
Polkadraai Strawberry Farm is easily the most popular fruit-picking farm in Cape Town. Apart from picking your own strawberries, Polkadraai also offers many activities for…
Berry Picking at Wildebraam Berry Estate (Swellendam)
Berry season starts mid Nov and runs till the end of Dec (around Christmas)… harvesting season is 6 weeks only. Situated in the picturesque Hermitage…