The latest craze to hit Cape Town is the fine art of the dip and go. Ocean immersions offer several health benefits and they’re being adopted as the latest pick me up before getting your day started.

All you need is your bathing costume, a towel, and a poncho of sorts to get changed under and you’re good to go. You’ll need a convenient body of salt water too, and you can’t beat one of Cape Town’s tidal pools as the perfect place to start your day.

A comforting coffee or hearty breakfast at a nearby spot to warm the cockles of your heart afterward won’t go amiss either. 

Health Benefits of a Saltwater Immersion

A 20-minute or less plunge into the icy shallows of the ocean will not only wake you up, but it also has a few health perks. These are: 

  • Boosts circulation

  • Assists the immune system

  • Burns calories

  • Reduces stress

Fans of this technique even swear it gives your libido a lift. Sound good to you? Here’s where to find some of the best tidal pools in Cape Town.

Cape Town’s Tidal Pools

You can take your pick from the following family-friendly, scenic, and convenient dipping holes across the city.


Dalebrook’s water’s a little warmer than most, so it’s a good place for your introduction to ocean immersion. You’ll find the tidal pool sandwiched between the ocean and the railway between St James and Kalk Bay.

Camps Bay

This beautiful location along Camps Bay is one of the prettiest tidal pools in town and also one of the most popular. Here, the stunning views of the Twelve apostles will soothe your soul while the saltwater works its magic on your constitution.  

Wooley’s Tidal Pool

You’ll find these tidal pools between Clovelly and Kalk Bay surrounded by gorgeous ocean views. There’s a kiddie pool here as well as a large tidal pool for those who want to catch some laps during their visit.

Are You Keen to Take the Plunge?

Get the ball rolling by booking your luxury Cape Town self-catering accommodation with us. We offer a wide choice of plush apartments and houses close to all the best Cape Town tidal pools. Call today for more information.  

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