This is the second oldest hot springs resort is South Africa. What makes this resort unique is that much of the original buildings, swimming pools and spas are still in use. Do not expect a modern resort. The purpose of your stay is to experience a historical hot spring.
Although wooden cabins are available I suggest that you book well in advance to stay in the old Sanatorium. The Kitchen converted self-cater unit is the best. Toilets are shared but bathrooms are allocated per room. Bathrooms are not en suite but are NOT shared.
Baths are old sunk cement baths used in hospitals during the 19th century. Its old. Dont expect a modern spa bath-you will be disappointed. Although bathing in the hospital bath feels freaky at first the experience becomes amazing.
The restaurant serves HUGE (VERY HUGE) portions at extremely low prices.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Warmwaterberg Spa is a hot mineral spring situated between Barrydale and Ladismith on the R62 from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn. The spa offers self catering accommodation in old farm house buildings dating back to the 19th century, timber chalets sleeping 4 – 8 persons and some parked caravans. The kiosk is stocked with basic provisions and the bottle store stocks local wines. The Lapa has a restaurant offering country fare and a bar. There are three outdoor pools, two hot and one cold. The temperature in the pools varies from 25 to 42 degrees C. For those who would like to explore the vast outdoors, there is a hiking trail on the property as well as drives to nearby mountains and town. Here we offer you country hospitality at a slow pace, tranquility, wide open spaces and steaming hot water to restore body, mind and soul. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Warmwaterberg Hotel Barrydale