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About Crystal Pools

About an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Crystal Pools is a magical place located close to a river mouth along the Western Cape coast and lying within the pristine Kogelberg Nature Reserve. A permit is required to visit (only 50 people per day are admitted into the reserve) and advanced boo... read more

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jacuzzi, pet friendly, fireplace, apartments, backpacker, bed and breakfast, boutique hotels, bungalows, camps, chalets, cottages, golf lodges, guest farms, guest houses, guest lodge, health resorts, holiday homes, hotels, self catering, villas.

287 accommodation listings within km from Crystal Pools. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Water's Edge

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Gordon's Bay

Gordons Bay is a harbour village on the False Bay coast with superb sea views looking across to the world famous Tabl...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Dishwasher
Parking on Premises
Bar
TV

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R2250.0

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6.1 km from Crystal Pools*


Klein Welmoed Luxury Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Farms, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Raithby, Stellenbosch

See Winter Special Rates when booking online!

The Estate is close to Cape Town International Airport (30 km), Stell...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
DSTV
Braai Area
Conference Facility
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Fireplace
Wheelchair Friendly
Aircon

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R1160.0

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19.8 km from Crystal Pools*


Zaria Sun

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Gordon's Bay

The location is simply perfect, set high up on the slopes of the Hottentots Holland mountains, nestled between the mo...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV
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Internet access
WiFi
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R670.0

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5.7 km from Crystal Pools*


Mooring House Guest Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Somerset West

Garden facing unit - Spacious room with en-suite bathroom and seperate kitchenette. Own entrance and private patio ov...

Swimming Pool
DSTV
TV
Braai Area
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R525.0

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14.7 km from Crystal Pools*


Hibernian Towers

Apartments in Strand

This block offers luxury, relaxation and leisure. We cater for both the leisure traveller and business traveller. Bal...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
DSTV
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
TV

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R1150.0

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8.8 km from Crystal Pools*


Albourne Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Somerset West

Albourne guesthouse is different from the rest because all suites are exceptionally large and very private. Most of t...

Swimming Pool
Fireplace
WiFi
TV

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R550.0

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13.4 km from Crystal Pools*


Somerset Villa Guesthouse

Guest Houses in Somerset West

A warm welcome to Somerset West Villa Guesthouse in Somerset West. Privacy is the greatest luxury at The Somerset Wes...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Fireplace
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV
Pet Friendly
Internet access

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R695.0

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14.6 km from Crystal Pools*


Roosboom Luxury Guest Apartments

Apartments, Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering in Somerset West

Roosboom has five luxury self-catering apartments with fully equipped kitchenettes, surrounded by a beautiful landsca...

Swimming Pool
Aircon
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV
Full Kitchen
Internet access

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R850.0

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14.6 km from Crystal Pools*


Colourful Manor Luxury Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Guest Lodge, Self Catering in Gordon's Bay

The suites have been designed with ultimate comfort in mind. The understated decor offers simple luxury, while allowi...

Swimming Pool
Conference Facility
TV
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Internet access
WiFi
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R950.0

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9.0 km from Crystal Pools*


Chateau du Bonheur

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Heldervue, Somerset West

This comfortable self catering one bedroom apartment, semi detached to main house is situated in the heart of the Hel...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
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Dishwasher
WiFi
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R850

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14.7 km from Crystal Pools*


Trails End Bike Hotel

Health Resorts, Hotels in Elgin, Grabouw

Accommodation ranges from 8 affordable dormitory-styled bedrooms on the ground floor and 8 en-suite bedrooms upstairs...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Bar
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Conference Facility
Internet access
Wheelchair Friendly
Fireplace

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R1100.0

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18.9 km from Crystal Pools*


47 Gypsies

Backpacker, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Gordon's Bay

Our place is close to the beach, restaurants and trendy nightspots. You’ll love our place because of the coziness, th...

Braai Area
WiFi
Fireplace

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R245.0

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5.9 km from Crystal Pools*


The Mermaid's Tail

Holiday Homes in Pringle Bay

This Cape Cod-style house has three well-appointed bedrooms and three bathrooms. The comfortable lounge has a wood-bu...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
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Braai Area
Fireplace
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R1750.0

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17.3 km from Crystal Pools*


Da Capo

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Betty's Bay

Da Capo has four rooms that can be rented out separately or you can rent the whole house. There is Wi-Fi, DStv, a swi...

Swimming Pool
Fireplace
TV
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
WiFi
DSTV

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R400.0

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19.6 km from Crystal Pools*


Ocean Breeze Hotel

Hotels in Strand

Situated on the Strand Beach front, virtually on the sea, the Ocean Breeze Hotel is undeniably one of the most conven...

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R750.0

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7.6 km from Crystal Pools*


43 on Sandstone

Guest Houses in Somerset West

The decor for each room has been carefully selected as to create an unique sense of comfort. Whether inside one of th...

WiFi
Aircon
Full Kitchen
TV

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R895.0

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12.1 km from Crystal Pools*


The Barnacle Self Catering Cottage

Cottages, Self Catering in Pringle Bay

Luxurious self-catering units with open plan lounge / dining areas that open onto a private garden on the banks of th...

Braai Area
WiFi
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Parking on Premises
Fireplace
TV
Pet Friendly
Full Kitchen

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R1100.0

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16.3 km from Crystal Pools*


Akkedissie Self Catering

Self Catering in Strand

Akkedissie Self-catering is well-situated establishment, only three blocks away from the main beach. Although the apa...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
TV
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R485

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9.1 km from Crystal Pools*


Green Gables Guest House

Guest Houses in Strand

The house turned 100 years old this year 2018 we are very proud to live in this lovely Victorian type house come and ...

Parking on Premises
DSTV
Laundry facilities
Fireplace
Gym
TV
Aircon
Internet access

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R600.0

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9.0 km from Crystal Pools*


Ocean Breeze Economy Suites

Bed and Breakfast, Hotels, Self Catering in Strand

Operated by Ocean Breeze Hotel Group guests enjoy the full facilities and services offered by the hotel including, Fr...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Conference Facility
TV

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R600.0

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7.5 km from Crystal Pools*


Big Skies Guesthouse

Guest Houses in Gordon's Bay

Comfortable accommodation in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Big Skies has 7 rooms (3 are family rooms) - all are en-s...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
DSTV
Braai Area
Aircon
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Bar
TV

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R600.0

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5.9 km from Crystal Pools*


Whale Views Self Catering Apartments

Apartments, Self Catering in Gordon's Bay

The lounge and bedrooms enjoy 180-degree panoramic views across False Bay to Table Mountain and Cape Point. There is ...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
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Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R788.0

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3.7 km from Crystal Pools*


Le Bay Lodge

Guest Houses, Guest Lodge in Gordon's Bay

This double storey Guest House is very centrally situated in the heart of the old village, 100 metres from the beach,...

Braai Area
Fireplace
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Aircon
Laundry facilities
WiFi
Bar
TV
Conference Facility
DSTV

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R690.0

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6.0 km from Crystal Pools*


Fijnbos Lodge and Spa

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Lodge, Health Resorts in Betty's Bay

Fijnbos Lodge has 5 spacious rooms that can accommodate families, honeymoon couples or couples wanting a getaway from...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
TV
Braai Area
Fireplace
Parking on Premises
Internet access

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R550.0

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19.5 km from Crystal Pools*


Gordon's Bay Guest House

In Gordon's Bay

Gordon's Bay Guesthouse is set against the backdrop of the magnificent Hottentot Holland Mountains with the most bea...

Swimming Pool
Braai Area
Jacuzzi

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R650.0

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6.4 km from Crystal Pools*


La Vue Parfaite

Self Catering in Gordon's Bay

This Provence style villa is set on the side of the mountain overlooking Gordon’s Bay Village and False Bay and the v...

Swimming Pool
Fireplace
Internet access
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Dishwasher
TV
WiFi
DSTV

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R1800.0

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6.7 km from Crystal Pools*


Villa Marine Guest House

Guest Houses in Pringle Bay

6 individually appointed en-suite units are beautifully decorated with attention to detail. Swim in the vanishing edg...

Swimming Pool
Wheelchair Friendly
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
WiFi
Jacuzzi
DSTV

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R2100.0

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17.9 km from Crystal Pools*


Silver lining beach apartment

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Lochnerhof, Strand

Silver Lining Beach Apartment is located in Strand, Cape Town, and offers quality accommodation, ideally suited for a...

Braai Area
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
TV

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R850

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9.0 km from Crystal Pools*


Acara Cottages

Cottages, Self Catering in Stellenbosch

Relax and enjoy your holiday in the Winelands of South Africa at Acara.

Situated on Winery Road, between Stellenbosc...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
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Braai Area
Fireplace
TV
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen

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R1500.0

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18.3 km from Crystal Pools*


Sleepy Backpackers

Backpacker in Strand

A Traveller's complete SAFE South African Experience where the mountain meets the ocean! 30 minutes from the Airport,...

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R260.0

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6.3 km from Crystal Pools*


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Crystal Pools Reviews

More info about Crystal Pools

About an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Crystal Pools is a magical place located close to a river mouth along the Western Cape coast and lying within the pristine Kogelberg Nature Reserve. A permit is required to visit (only 50 people per day are admitted into the reserve) and advanced booking is necessary.

Crystal Pools was formed by the Steenbras River travelling through a gorge on its course to the Atlantic Ocean. Pockets of water gathered at varying elevations as the water made its way out to sea. These pools are fairly deep and are bounded by steep cliffs, and to reach them requires a hike along a path strewn with boulders. The water is stained a deep russet colour, caused by the tannin of dead vegetation, however, the water itself is perfectly clean.

The major appeal at Crystal Pools is the chance to do some cliff jumping into the pools. This is known as kloofing and is similar to the sport of canyoning but without ropes and where jumps are optional.

The hike up to Crystal Pools begins under the bridge at the Steenbras River mouth, a super scenic spot, and the first pool reached has a 5m jump to whet the appetite. Further up the gorge is a 2nd pool, a lot deeper and with more extreme jumping platforms. As you climb, so the cliff jumping becomes more extreme, the highest jump being roughly 23m. At the top of the gorge is a small waterfall and shallow pool where a few tour operators offer an abseiling (rappelling) experience.

If you have a pair, take along water shoes which generally have good grip and dry quickly. Also take along plenty of water, a hat and sun cream. Note that food attracts baboons, rather eat at one of the many seaside restaurants in Gordon’s Bay after enjoying your Crystal Pools adventure.