5 extraordinary stays with heated pools you want to visit

Posted by Zimasa Katamzi on 26 July 2021

Icy waters ain’t for everyone. If you’re planning a getaway, here are five places where you can enjoy a warm swim or simply soak in luxurious heated pools.

1. Tinstwalo Atlantic, Cape Town 

5 places with heated pools you want to visit

Credit: Tintswalo Atlantic

Tintswalo Atlantic is a 5 star, award-winning boutique lodge nestled at the base of the Table Mountain National Park. This lodge is situated at the foot of Chapman’s Peak where guests can enjoy the panoramic views of the picturesque Hout Bay harbour, the Sentinel mountain peak, and the cosy heated pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Adventure activities guests might want to do are outsourced to Escape + Explore who offer everything from surfing, hiking, and mountain biking to a full day of games.

Price: From R4 975 for 2 guests per night (SA Residents special) including breakfast, sunset canapes & cocktail of the day, Wi-Fi and a welcome bottle of wine on arrival. Minimum stay of two nights.

Contact: 021 773 00900

Visit their website here.

2. Radisson Blu Hotel, Sandton 

5 places with heated pools you want to visit

Credit: Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton

The Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton is not far from some of Johannesburg’s top attractions such as Nelson Mandela Square, Museum Africa, and the Nelson Mandela Center of Memory. Then after a long day of exploring some of these attractions, take some time out at the heated Roman bath and unwind while overlooking the city.

Price: From R995 per night

Contact: 011 245 8000

Visit their website here.

3. Fordoun Hotel & Spa, KZN Midlands 

5 places with heated pools you want to visit

Credit: Fordoun

In the grasslands of KwaZulu-Natal Midlands where the air is crystal clear and smog and traffic are echoes of another lifestyle, is where you will find the beautiful Fordoun. When visiting this hotel, guests have access to go on the Thendela Village Cultural tour, and enjoy a game of golf at the Bosch Hoek or Gowrie Farm courses just a few minutes away. During your stay, you can enjoy a bit of adventure by going mountain biking through the estate, horse riding, hot air ballooning, and fishing. After a full day of activities, take a dip into the sheltered heated pool and call it a day.

Price: From R1 710 per night

Contact: 033 266 6217

Visit their website here.

4. Michelangelo Towers, Sandton 

5 places with heated pools you want to visit

Credit: Michelangelo Towers

Michelangelo Towers is an ‘all suites’ hotel located in Sandton on Nelson Mandela Square. The hotel offers beautiful venues to host weddings, engagement parties, baby showers, and birthday celebrations. There is no better way to unwind and relax after a night of celebrations than in the heated pool.

Price: From R4 844 per night

Contact: 011 245 4000

Visit their site here.

5. Botlierskop Game Reserve, Mossel Bay 

5 places with heated pools you want to visit

Credit: Botlierskop Game Reserve

Botlierskop has 21 spacious luxury tented suites that are positioned beautifully on wooden decks. The villa has the Moordkuil River meandering past these 21 luxury tents. The tents and the Main Lodge are connected by a raised wooden walkway which also leads to the Fireplace Restaurant. A dip in the heated pool overlooking the scenery is the cherry on top.

Price: From R1 190 per night

Contact: 044 333 0021

Visit their website here.

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