Our Top 10 Best Places to Swim in Cape Town
Below are our little black book of hidden swimming gems in Cape Town. There are a few that did not make it onto the list for various reasons – one of those being Spitzwinkel Beach just after Cape Point which offers truly sublime swimming, but the 15-minute steep walk down to the beach and back up again puts a lot of people off, yet makes it a very private and rewarding beach experience for those seeking the exclusive and those who don’t mind lugging beach and picnic gear! Millers Point Tidal Pool is also popular but didn’t make it into the top 10 as we rated Dale Brook Tidal Pool higher, but is well worth a drive out on a sunny day and offers lots of sheltered spots for a picnic and glorious swim. Glencairn Beach is also popular with Capetonians living in the deep south and is less busy than Fish Hoek, and Bakoven Beach is also popular for the same reasons near Camps Bay.