5 best rooftop pools in Cape Town

Great venues for some refreshing rooftop pool hangout, sprinkled with amazing vistas over the ocean, city and mountains.

September 3, 2023
Rooftop pools in Cape Town
Rooftop pools Cape Town | Courtesy of The Silo Hotel

Cape Town! The financial and legislated centrum of South Africa. Here, were the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean meets, you will find Africa's hot spot and a city full of vibes.

Western Cape Province is the most developed region and here you also find the wine making industry. Don´t miss a stop in Cape Town when you visit South Africa. It is a must!

When the temperature rises and the Atlantic might feel a bit to chilly, rooftop pools Cape Town is the answer. And the city has a few very nice and very refreshing ones to offer. Found on top of some of the trendiest hotels, these are sought-after hotspots in all ways possible.

After swimming with views you deserve to drink and dine with views, which you can do at the best Cape Town rooftop bars.

Here's our list of the 5 best rooftop pools Cape Town

1. The Silo Hotel

Rooftop pools Cape Town
Rooftop pools Cape Town, The Silo Hotel | Photo: www.theroyalportfolio.com/

A truly exceptional hotel, and one of the world's best rooftop pools. The Silo Hotel really delivers! Not that old, but already feels like an iconic landmark at the Waterfront in Cape Town.

This Cape Town rooftop pool has pretty much all you can wish for. With a stunning view over the ocean, mountains and the city, a stop here is something you must put on the bucket list.

The rooftop pool is exclusive to guests staying at the hotel. So book your stay, or visit the The Silo Rooftop Bar. Just remember that you have to make reservations before arrival.

Once you have found your way up top, you are in for a treat. A nice selection of food and beverage, combined with a stunning rooftop pool and majestic views, makes a visit here unforgettable.

Adress: Silo Square, V&A Waterfront, Waterfront, 8001 Cape Town

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Towels included: Yes

Additional information: Outside guests are welcome to the rooftop bar, with prior reservation

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2. Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel and Spa

Rooftop pools Cape Town
Rooftop pools Cape Town, Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel and Spa | Photo: www.hotelcloudnine.com/

Located in the heart of Tamboerskloof, the very nice Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel and Spa comes with a dual level rooftop. While the upper deck offers couches and the most breathtaking views over Table Mountain, the lower level comes with a crystal clear rooftop plunge pool.

A fantastic spot to cool down during the warm summer days in Cape Town. And unlike many other rooftop pools on top of a hotel, this one is also available to the public.

Integrated with the Mountain Club Rooftop Bistro, anyone can go for a swim. However, if you are not a guest at the hotel, there is a minimum spend requirement of R300 to dive in. Well worth it, especially if the sun is strong.

If you don't feel like swimming, you can just visit the rooftop bar and enjoy fine signature cocktails, local wine, delicious sourdough pizzas or some snacks.

Adress: 12 Kloof Nek Road, Tamboerskloof, Gardens, 8000 Cape Town

Availability: Open to all, minimum spend for non-hotel guests

Hours: 12noon-11pm

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3. Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore

Rooftop pools Cape Town
Rooftop pools Cape Town, Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore | Photo: www.parkinn.com/

If you need a luxury styled rooftop pool you have come to the right place. The rooftop pool at Park Inn by Radisson has something extra. It is not the largest pool in town, but you have a perfect view over the Table Mountain when you are here.

Surrounded with comfy sun loungers and umbrellas / awings to stay nice and shady, the rooftop terrace is a great spot for rooftop relaxation.

Take some time to cool off in the rooftop pool and dream away. You can also order food and drinks from Harald's Rooftop Bar, and stick around for lovely sunsets and nightly vibes.

Adress: 29 Heerengracht Street, Foreshore, 8001 Cape Town

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Additional information: Outside guests are welcome to the rooftop bar

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4. The Marly / Baptiste Rooftop

Rooftop pools Cape Town
Rooftop pools Cape Town, The Marly | Photo: https://baptisterooftop.co.za/

Located in Camps Bay, on top of the fantastic The Marly Boutique Hotel & Spa, you find Baptiste Rooftop Pool, Bar & Lounge. Bright and beautiful, the terrace comes with both a refreshing rooftop pool, as well as comfy sun loungers, sofas and tables.

But that is not all, as the rooftop also serves amazing 360-degree panoramics over both the Atlantic Ocean and the iconic Twelve Apostles mountain range, along with crafted signature cocktails and contemporary poolside dishes.

The rooftop pool and terrace is free to visit for anyone staying at the hotel, but outside visitors can also make reservations. There is however a minimum spend of R500 is you want to lounge in one of the daybeds. And you really do!

Adress: The Promenade, 201 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005

Availability: Guests at the hotel / Reservations

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5. Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront Cape Town

Rooftop pools Cape Town
Rooftop pools Cape Town, Radisson RED Hotel | Photo: www.radissonhotels.com/

Found in the hot and trendy Silo District in the heart of the waterfront, Radisson RED is one of the best hotels in Cape Town, also offering one of the coolest rooftop experiences.

9 floors up, the RED Roof serves both as a hot and trendy rooftop bar, as well as a refreshing rooftop pool retreat. Surrounded with views over the ocean, the city skyline and Table Mountain you can enjoy sizzling summer beats, cool cocktails and invigorating dips.

Relax in one of the comfy sun loungers, sip poolside cocktails, or join in at the regular DJ events and pool party's. The rooftop pool is free for guests staying at the hotel, but available to outside visitors at a minimum spend.

Adress: Silo 6, Silo Square, V&A Waterfront, Waterfront, 8001 Cape Town

Availability: Free hotel guests / minimum spend non-guests

Hours: 9am-midnight

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