It is still possible to have water fun when you can’t visit the beach. Relax and cool off at one of these hotels with pools instead.
Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge Hotel
The Kruger Shalati Train on the Bridge Hotel is suspended over the Sabie River in the heart of the Kruger National Park. Not only is the incredible accommodation housed inside a restored and reimagined train permanently located on top of the historical Selati Bridge, but there is also a bespoke lounge carriage offering a stunning pool for relaxing and game viewing opportunities from atop the Sabie River.
Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront
Take a swim in the ocean-side infinity pool of the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront while enjoying the fresh ocean breeze. If you are fortunate, you may even spot dolphins. There is also an indoor swimming pool at Amani Spa if you’re looking for some pool time in a tranquil setting.
Oyster Box Hotel
The Oyster Box Hotel is perhaps one of Umhlanga’s most popular hotels with a pool. Its rim flow pool sits right next to The Ocean Terrace restaurant and makes for a perfect sunset location.
The Munro Hotel
A dip into the pool at the Munro Boutique Hotel will give you unparalleled views of Johannesburg. You can also stroll through the lush gardens for an escape from the city.
Along the Garden Route of the Western Cape, in the town on Plettenberg Bay, you will find the Plettenberg Hotel. The hotel is situated on a rocky headland and going for a swim in the pool gives guests a view of the lush green vegetation below the hotel, plus a view of the ocean beyond.
Spier Wine Farm
Splash around in the mosaic water feature at Spier’s Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery.
Children of all ages will enjoy playing among in the water fountain located alongside the canal at Battery Park, at the gateway to the V&A Waterfront. You can also stand-up paddle board or kayak.
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