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The first time I went to crystal pools was not a very busy hike. Over the years it became quite popular for obvious reasons and it then required bookings and fees to help with conservation. Make sure it is open and book well in advance...More
WOW factor in the extreme! From the moment we stepped onto the path we loved every minute. Perfect hike for a morning outing - the pools are so clear and invigorating. We even coerced a robin to eat crumbs from our hand at the second...More
Crystal Pools is an amazing experience. It's a relatively easy hike in one of the most beautiful reserves in the Western Cape. The pools are stunning and the views are epic. It's a must if you can get a permit (email: mailto:email@example.com to get permits)....More
Went with a group of around 12 people; we did book in advance.
There are several pools; each around 5-15 minutes apart from each other.
We had lunch at the second last pool available.
I can confirm one or two members of our group struggled...More
The first part of the hike up to the pools is relatively easy. It is a hike that requires a permit from the City of Cape Town.
There are several small pools along the way, but the best pools are the last three you encounter....More
A lovely walk in a reserve (permits required). Although the distance is not far to the main (Crystal) pool, one needs to constantly watch one's footing with loose rocks and stones etc. If you enjoy swimming, these pools are big and the water was pleasant...More
I've hiked so many places in Cape Town and around, and I would say that this is probably the best hike around. It has great views of the sea (on the driver over and under the bridge), beautiful waterfalls, and amazing pools to swim in....More