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Places to cool down in Paarl and surrounds

ShowMe places to cool down in Paarl and surrounds

The mercury is rising and you are wondering what you are going to do to cool down in Paarl’s soaring temperatures. We have scoped out some great places for you to cool down in and around our beautiful town.


Bergriver Resort

bergriverThis is the perfect place to be on a sunny day. Bergriver Resort boasts a 3,5m deep Olympic pool, a kiddie’s pool, waterslide and the river which is ideal for swimming, as well as tubing. Spend the day or book a chalet or camping spot for the weekend.

They are open all year round and apart from the great water attractions provide many other activities such as canoeing, volleyball, put-putt and a kiddies play area.


The Farmyard Park

farmyard parkBraai, picnic, swim, visit the farm animals or just laze in the tranquil atmosphere of this miniature farm.

There are three swimming pools, shady braai sites, a tuck shop and a trampoline. A Supertube and Mechanical Bull operate on busy days only for a small extra fee.

They are open to the public on weekends and to school groups during the week.


Municipal Swimming Pools

There are 3 municipal swimming pools in Paarl and Wellington so plenty of choice for a day out:

  • paarl east poolKlein Drakenstein Swimming Pool, Paarl
  • Faure Street Swimming Pool, Paarl
  • Pentz Street Swimming Pool, Wellington


Enjoy a lovely day, while lazing away in the sun at one of these local amenities.


Bainskloof Rock Pools

bainskloofBainskloof Pass is on the R303 just outside Wellington and is a great place to spend the day hiking, swimming and braaing.

The crystal clear waters are a great place to refresh after a hot day or hike through the mountains.

Tweede Tol is the most popular swimming spot and has deep pools for the more adventurous and shallow ones for the kids.


If you know of any other great spots to cool down please drop me a mail at

Why not combine cooling off with a lovely picnic lunch out in the open air? Read about ShowMe’s Top 12 Picnic Spots in Winelands near Paarl.


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