Barrydale hot springs
There’s nothing quite like immersing yourself in a hot mineral water pool, fed directly from the mountain. Warmwaterberg Spa (028 572 1609, 8am to 5pm daily, R30 entry) is a hot mineral spring situated between Barrydale and Ladismith on the R62, approximately 15 minutes’ drive from the hotel.
Warmwaterberg Hot Mineral Springs Spa, is regularly rated as the top hot water springs destination in the Western Cape. It is particularly lovely to visit outside congested periods (e.g. school holidays), when the owners will allow non-residents to stay as late as 10pm – and stay you will; there’s nothing quite like drifting in the sensuous warm water, looking up at a million stars glittering overhead. Insider’s tip: The water in the pool gets replaced every Tuesday, so Tuesday night is a particularly good night to visit!