Can you feel it? The summer season is here! We have entered a time of family outings and making some awesome memories.

With Cape Town being home to many wonderful beaches, going to one of them on a hot summer’s day would be a breeze, the opportunities are endless.

There’s not much that beats a nice cold dip in the Mother City. Having the sun shining bright as your dig your toes into the natural textures of sand grains and diving is one of the most magical experiences ever.

Cape Town boasts a number of popular tidal pool attractions where you can go and enjoy nature.

Dale Brooke, St James

This is a popular favourite among Capetonians. Surrounded by mountains, the pool is located between St. James and Kalk Bay and provides an excellent family experience. In addition, it is also shallow and generally warm which makes it safe for children, disabled and the elderly alike.


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Camps Bay

Its location is found in its name – Camps Bay. This tidal pool offers the ultimate holiday experience. Those visiting this location are provided the opportunity to experience the best of three worlds – ocean, mountains, and shopping. This cold-water tidal pool is ideal for recovering and boosting one’s metabolism. From a scenic point of view, you’ll find a picturesque view of Lions Head Mountain as well as the Twelve Apostles, while being able to stock yourself with local souvenirs that are sold across the street.


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Ficks Pool, Hermanus

This man-made wonder is located on the porch of popular Hermanus restaurant, Ficks Restaurant. Built in 1933, this tidal pool screams luxury and has been a popular attraction for many coming to the marine town.


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Miller’s Point

This is found just further south from Simon’s Town and has a secluded tidal pool close to diving spots and areas great for kayaking. The pool contains a slide that takes attendees directly into the water which makes it a wonderful place for children.


Cool off in nature with these pristine swimming spots in the Cape

Article originally written and published by Sergio Miller for BONA.

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