Public Swimming Pools in Gauteng

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Click here to find water parks or venues with swimming pools and here to find places with play areas for kids for family outings in Gauteng.

Please note that only a select few public pools are open during lockdown. Please visit your nearest public pool to see if they're open as all contact details may not be operational.



Did you know that there are over 50 public swimming pools owned by the city council in different areas of Gauteng? Kids and families can enjoy a glorious, hot day out splashing around in the pool, fun in the sun with some pools offering braai facilities, baby pools, swimming lessons and more. Browse our directory to find a public swimming pool near you.

Zitapark Paddling Pool
Pretoria / Tshwane
Public swimming pool offering swimming lessons, kiddies paddle pool, play park with a picnic area.
Zoo Lake Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public swimming pool.
All ages
Little Falls Pleasure Resort Reviews
West Rand
Outdoor public swimming pool and kiddies paddle pool with picnic area braai facilities showers and a water fall and nature trail.
From 12 mnths - All ages
Cedar Junction Family Resort
Pretoria / Tshwane
Waterpark and Train Theme Park with 4 swimming pools, 16 waterslides, 2 mini trains, party venues, family outings, school outings, corporate events and markets
All ages
Zambibush Resort
Pretoria / Tshwane
Waterpark for Family outings, braai areas, kids parties, birthday celebrations, school outings, bachelor parties, kitchen teas
All ages
Roosevelt Park Swimming Pool
Johannesburg
Public swimming pool with swimming lessons for children.
All ages
Thulani Fishing and Leisure resort
Pretoria / Tshwane
Fishing resort, family day outing, restaurant, braai facilities, paintball, volleyball, day visitors in Wonderboom, Pretoria
All ages
Pines Resort Reviews
West Rand
Enjoy a day of swimming and sliding with your family and friends.
All ages
Fountains Valley Resort
Pretoria / Tshwane
Resort with a large modern pool, kids paddling pool, braai faicilities, lapa, two play areas, kiosk and a bar
All ages
Derdepoort Resort
Pretoria / Tshwane
Resort with a swimming pool and a kids paddling pool, play area, braai facilities, lapa
All ages
Kids World & Waterpark
Johannesburg
Family entertainment with a waterpark, bring and braai facilities, go karts, carousels, jumping castles, live performances and much more on offer.
All ages

How to use the swimming pools directory


You may search by suburb by clicking on the drop-down list above. Click on the suburb you wish to search in and see what comes up. Alternatively you may click on an area listed to see what comes up in that area. Click on the blue name of the swimming pool to get more information about what they offer. Please note that most times the contact numbers do not exist or are not in use so best is to visit the pool you’re interested in to make enquiries.

Water works wonders


Public swimming pools are the perfect way to spend the day with your kids. Kids love swimming and playing around in the pool and its good for them too. Being active in the water gets them using muscles they don’t usually use and, it makes them tired! Protected exposure to the sun gives them and you much needed vitamin D too. There are so many benefits to swimming and once you get your kids there, they’ll want to go every weekend.

Public pools offering swimming lessons


Most public swimming pools offer swimming lessons for kids and adults. You will need to visit the chosen swimming pool to enquire about times and costs of lessons. Water safety lessons are also offered and are important for childminders, domestic workers, parents and caregivers. So many drowning incidents could have been averted if people were just wiser about water safety. Swimming lessons include the learn to swim program, stroke correction, squad training and even diving lessons at certain public pools.

Water parks


There are some fun and exciting water parks around Gauteng. Indoor, outdoor, heated or cold, you’ll find water parks with swimming pools for all ages. Obstacle courses on the water, water slides, baby pools with baby facilities as well as braai and picnic areas mean you’ll be busy all day.

Swim training


Ellis Park has 3 pools one of which is an Olympic sized pool. Most public pools though are quite large and ideal for training in laps. Swim training is excellent for full body workouts, increases flexibility, builds muscle and strengthens the body. It’s also great to free your mind of daily stress. Make sure you know the operating times of the swimming pool so you aren’t disappointed.

Pool party!


So much fun! Enjoy hosting your kid’s party at one of the public swimming pools in your area. Pay them a visit to see if they offer party facilities and what you’ll need to do to book the pool for a party. Ensure that there will be a lifeguard on duty the day of your party so you won’t need to keep your eye on everyone. For more water themed party ideas, click here.

Disclaimer for public swimming pools


As much as we try to have up to date and correct information, public pools and parks often do not correspond with us about changes in their contact details and information. Please visit the pool that you’re interested in to ascertain what their operating times are and if they charge for entry. It may be good to visit too just to see whether the pool and facilities have been maintained and are up to standard.

Begin your search


If you’ve landed on this page through an internet search engine, then you’re probable looking for public swimming pools in Gauteng for day trips. Scroll down the companies listed on this page to find a place you think is interesting. You may also find other day trip venues and places of interest by clicking on the day trips tab. There are many subcategories created to make your search of places to visit in Gauteng easier so have a look through. Remember to review a place that you’ve visited, whether it was a good or bad experience, tell us what you think.

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