The Coolest Pools in Africa

Arid climes and the blazing sun, nowhere more than Africa is water more precious and a quick dip in a cool pool a luxury. Here at RoomSuggestion we've made it our business to go exploring to find you the best spots on the continent to take a dip.

Lion in the Sun Resort, Malindi, Kenya

Here at Lion in the Sun you’re spoilt for choice with not just one but four amazing pools. In line with the resort’s ecological ethos, all four pools are seawater pools with warm, comfortable temperatures.


With only 15 guest rooms at this exclusive resort, your dip can be as private an affair as you’d like it to be.

Sanctuary Swala, Tanzania

Why not take a dip in the wild at Sanctuary Swala where the pool overlooking a waterhole offers unique views of elephants and kudu antelopes against a backdrop of Africa’s dramatic baobab trees?


Located in one of the more secluded areas of Tarangire National Park, Sanctuary Swala is is a collection of 12 luxury tents where you can feel at one with nature without foregoing your creature comforts.

Tintswalo Atlantic, Hout Bay, South Africa

It just doesn’t get better than a dip at the chic pool at the equally chic and exclusive Tintswalo Atlantic on Chapman’s Peak Drive overlooking the azure waters of the Atlantic and against the majestic Table Mountain, one of South Africa’s eight World Heritage Sites. And you’re spoilt for choice with two heated pools: The Balau wood main deck hosts a heated Jacuzzi looking out over the ocean while the larger wooden sun deck, surrounded by Chapman’s Peak and its glorious indigenous Fynbos Reserve features a heated salt water pool perched on the rocks with the Atlantic Ocean lapping at its base.

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Tintswalo Atlantic, a 5-star luxury lodge nestled on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean between Hout Bay and Cape Town, mirrors the majesty of the Atlantic Ocean in every uniquely designed suite and finish.

The Residence Zanzibar, Tanzania

Imagine taking a dip in a glass walled pool overlooking the ocean. At The Residence Zanzibar you can.

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Tucked away amidst 80 acres of palm trees overlooking a mile-long white sand beach, each of the 66 villas at The Residence Zanzibar also boast a private pool too should you wish to take a more private swim.

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Chongwe River House, Zambia

Chongwe River House offers a sensational view overlooking the mountains of the Lower Zambezi and the Chongwe River, where you can watch the game bathe and drink.

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With four spacious double room, Chongwe River House also promises the ultimate in privacy, making it a perfect base for families or friends on private safari holidays.

Singita Pamushana Lodge, Zimbabwe

Sundowners in one of the two swimming pools at Singita Pamushana Lodge with breathtaking views of the Malilangwe Lake? Don’t mind if we do. Or if you’d rather soak those tired muscles after an early morning safari, there is also a Jacuzzi on offer.

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Situated within the Malilangwe Private Wildlife Reserve, Pamushana offers luxurious accommodation in an area offering rare endangered wildlife species, including the black rhino. Six luxury suites and one villa all offer uninterrupted views of the lake as well as their own private plunge pools.


&Beyond Phinda Homestead, South Africa

You cannot get any closer to game than when you’re taking a refreshing dip at the &Beyond Phinda Homestead where you can watch elephants take a stroll  few feet away. The rim-flow pool on multi-level viewing decks shows off the bush view from dawn to dusk so if you’d rather soak in the pool all day long than chug along in a 4x4 to view game, we wouldn’t blame you.

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In this exclusive sole-use safari villa, the beauty of Africa’s wide open spaces is drawn indoors with large sliding doors in four luxurious suites.