If you’re stepping into a pool at an African resort, chances are have views of wildlife, miles of uninterrupted sandy beaches, or stunning natural landscapes. Here are 10 unique and exotic swimming pools at African resorts.
The designers of the Tintswalo Atlantic aimed to have the resort blend in with its natural surroundings as much as possible, and they did so perfectly with the swimming pool. Waves lap against the glass walls of the deck, making you feel like you’re in the ocean. The pool is a heated saltwater pool, surrounded by comfortable day beds and attentive staff.
This resort needed little ornamentation, with the natural and dramatic landscape that surrounds it. The Riverside Supreme Suite has a private infinity pool that appears to drop off into the desert land. You’re just feet away from wildlife, but with luxurious lounge chairs and an upscale room at your back.
The swimming pool of the Sanctuary Swala is so close to the wildlife roaming nearby, don’t be surprised if they mistake it for a watering hole! The hotel is in the Tarangire National Park, and the infinity pool overlooks an active watering hole where you can see elephants, zebras and other animals cooling off, while you do too!
Bathe like a pharaoh at this magical swimming pool, so well landscaped and with so much attention to architecture, you’d swear it was made for an amusement park…but it’s completely peaceful. Navigating these waters is an adventure!
Want a real Arabian Nights Experience? Book a stay at Palais Rhoul in the Palm Grove of Marrakesh. The pool is surrounded by tall columns, and vines dangle from the roof. Scattered around the deck are couches, cushion seats and tables.
Sitting between the Whale Coast and the gorgeous Overberg Mountains, The Mosaic Lagoon has unprecedented views. What better place to take them in than from this intimate swimming pool that juts right out into the land?
Located on a rather exclusive island is Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie, which maintains a lot of Old Seychelles charm, and is almost hidden amongst lush tropical land. The infinity pool juts out into the bay, and wait staff in white linen uniforms serve you exotic cocktails.
Located on a 178-acre private game reserve are six private lodges. Pictured here is one of the swimming pools, perched in the middle of open land where you can view several members of the Big Five while cooling off.
Lebala is part of the Kwando River concession — 573,000 acres of unfenced wilderness. It’s one of the best places to spot leopards, cheetah and lions, along with other predators. The camp consists of eight tents, each with access to this stunning pool and deck immersed in the landscape and perfect for viewing game.
This resort, spa and golf course are on the stunning Garden Route, so they’re breathtakingly green and lush. But you’ll want to step inside to use the indoor swimming pool, set in a room so elegant and polished that you’ll feel like you’re in a palace.