Hot Tubs In The Overberg – 35 Of The Best Hot-tubs ~ Relaxing in a hot tub is about more than simply warming up and letting your troubles melt away…although that is a huge plus. Lying in the hot water has all sorts of physical and mental benefits too. Really, visiting one of these venues with a hot tub isn’t just a holiday, it’s a medical necessity!
The Cape Overberg is brimming with stunning accommodation, there’s no doubt. But, there’s something special about the spots with hot tubs.
The Overberg is roughly between Cape Town and the Garden Route, and includes the well-known towns of Gansbaai, Hermanus and Swellendam. It’s always a treat to see the unique combination of history, incredible coastline, and stunning indigenous vegetation (including fynbos).
Feel the benefits of a hot tub in the Cape Overberg
This is the definition of a home away from home for 8 visitors to Betty’s Bay. It has all of the comforts of home as well as plenty of entertainment – including a pool table, table tennis table, and dart board.
There’s a fenced garden that well-behaved pooches love. The stunning mountain views are always welcome, but are certainly best enjoyed from the outdoor hot tub.
Not only does this accommodation in Stanford boast a bath with a view, but also an outdoor hot tub, a patio, and bedrooms with magnificent views… There’s a dam with amazing mud (perfect for body treatments), solar power, braai facilities, a fireplace, and an outdoor shower.
The focus is on relaxing, so explore the trails around the farm, see spectacular fynbos up close, and spot a huge variety of birds.
Perched on the hill, this holiday cottage in Stanford sleeps 11 guests and has really breath-taking views of the dam, nature reserve, and mountains. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (indoor and outdoor), a kitchen with a built-in braai, and a patio with a braai and… the real highlight… a hot tub!
And all of this R&R is only 2 hours from Cape Town – perfect for a weekend away.
The little village of Stanford oozes a restful vibe and it is the definite theme of this retreat for 6. It’s got the farm-life vibe and offers picturesque views of the fynbos, dam, mountains and countryside. There’s a fireplace inside, but it’s the hot tub outside that is completely irresistible.
In summer, you can choose to leave the water cool and use it as a plunge pool.
Get a healthy dose of the farm-charm at this Stanford guesthouse for 8. It’s set amongst the big old oaks and has a fireplace, braai area, and an outdoor hot tub against idyllic natural backdrops.
The bath is perfectly perched in front of the window so that these beautiful views can even be enjoyed while you’re soaking in the warm water.
Greyton has a creative pulse that is almost palpable and visiting it is food for the soul. These 4 holiday homes in Greyton each sleep 4 and are on the hill, overlooking all the prettiness of the mountains and valley.
Each cottage has its own private hot tub on the outside patio, and there’s a communal pool. Children and well-behaved pets are welcome.
The biggest decision you’ll have to make here is whether to relax in the outdoor hot tub or in front of the fireplace inside. Good thing you can do both! The spacious stoep is covered and showcases the endless views of Botrivier’s countryside.
This holiday home in Botrivier for 4 is only 40 minutes from Hermanus and 1.25 hours from Cape Town.
This farm guest house in Swellendam for up to 12 (8 adults and 4 children) is special. It’s in a verdant valley, surrounded by the exquisite mountains around Swellendam.
Whether you’re jumping into the chilly waters of the swimming pool, lazing in the welcoming hot tub, or enjoying a braai on the patio, you never lose sight of these stunning surrounds.
Need a family getaway for 6 adults and 4 kids in Swellendam? This self-catering place is dreamy. It’s in the valley at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, surrounded by the emerald-green landscapes of the Overberg.
Outside, there is a pool, fire pit and, best of all, a wood-fired hot tub.
As winter approaches, there’s nothing better than a bit of glamping to enjoy the natural surrounds of Swellendam while staying toasty and comfortable. Each of these lux tents has a spacious deck with a wood-fired hot tub.
There are also 3 swimming pools, a mini-golf course, and canoes available – perfect for a fun family holiday!
Wow! This little hideaway in the rocky mountains of Botrivier is all sorts of gorgeous! There are 5 thatched rondavels that sleep 2, 4 and 6 guests. Each is well equipped with the comforts of home and a fireplace, as well as its own hot tub.
Soak your troubles away, surrounded by fynbos and the high blue African skies.
Want something a little different? Head to this yurt in Botrivier, where time seems to stand still and the rhythm of nature governs your days. It sleeps 2 and promises spectacular views of the Overberg, as well as of the sun as it rises and sets.
The wood-fired hot tub is a real feature thanks to its idyllic location in the heart of the outdoors.
We love the indoor/outdoor feel of this hot tub as it’s on a covered and enclosed patio, on the cusp of where the deck tumbles into the mountains and fynbos of Botrivier.
It sleeps 6 in 2 bedrooms and has a great entertainment area, as well as a swimming pool for summer days. What a treat!
This is the ultimate in accommodation that feels like it’s morphed with the landscapes around it, thanks to all that glass. The deck and hot tub have exquisite views of the mountains, valley and forest around the little hideaway. The hot tub is the best place to warm up in the winter, but can also be left cool for hot summer days when you need a refreshing dip.
There’s an indoor braai and an outdoor shower too.
These luxury tents overlooking the dam and nestled on the slopes of the Klein River Mountains are hard to beat. They’re dreamy and serene, with all the comforts of home plus an outdoor veranda.
The highlight of some of the glamping suites is the hot tub on their deck with these beautiful vistas all around you. And all of this tranquillity is just a few minutes from Hermanus.
Pringle Bay is picturesque and serene…a great escape for anyone that needs to reboot and refresh their body and mind. This holiday home in Pringle Bay sleeps 6 and has a few magical features – including an outdoor shower with fairy lights, the deck with mountain views, and that perfect hot tub outside.
The beach and lagoon are only a short walk away. Pets and children are welcome.
Head to Betty’s Bay for an unforgettable stay in this gorgeous setting. It’s tranquil and tasteful, with plenty of light and space to create a restful ambience.
Each of the 5 suites offers something a little different, and all guests have access to the outdoor hot tub that’s surrounded by aloes and the greenery of the Cape Overberg.
A little Victorian elegance goes a long way! This house for 4 in Greyton is all sorts of wonderful, thanks to its great amenities, awesome entertainment area, magnificent views and… of course … that irresistible hot tub outside.
There’s also a fire pit that’s ideal for long evening chats, and an indoor fireplace.
Sometimes, all it takes to regroup after a stressful few months is a farmy getaway, and this holiday home in Greyton for 10 guests is the perfect choice.
Dual showers, Victorian baths with a view, a huge garden and an enclosed patio with a built-in braai are all features; not to mention that gorgeous wood-fired hot tub!
Wow, check this beachfront holiday home in Betty’s Bay out! The Atlantic Ocean laps at your garden and doorstep. The swimming pool and patio overlook the sea, as does the open-plan living area.
There’s a braai, and pizza oven, as well as a pool table for long, lazy days of fun. As an added treat, the pool can be turned into a hot tub for the cosiest winter evenings.
These family-friendly holiday cottages on the Breede River overlook the dam and offer the perfect combo of endless fun, a stunning setting, and loads of opportunities to do absolutely nothing but chill. The resort has 3 swimming pools, a putt-putt course, a dam, and more.
One of the cabins (Cabin 3) sleeps 4 people and has its own private hot tub too. Bliss.
We’re obsessed. The simple design of this holiday home in Gansbaai celebrates the surrounding beauty of the fynbos and the ocean. It’s spacious and tasteful, ideal for 6 guests.
In addition to the braai, wood-fired stove, and other home comforts, there’s also an outdoor hot tub that is nestled right in the indigenous fynbos of the Overberg.
This is the sort of place where your troubles melt away, thanks to its perfect setting and laid-back vibe. It’s in the Overberg town of Gansbaai and is just a few hundred metres from the beach, close to loads of walking trails.
When you’re not swimming or exploring the area, you’ll almost definitely be treating yourself to a good soak in the hot tub!
Escape to a farm just outside Swellendam for a break you won’t forget. It sleeps 4 adults and 4 children and has a peaceful ambience that feels miles away from the real world.
Swim in the river or the pool, watch the kids enjoy the pretty garden, go hiking and canoeing, or just unwind in the outdoor hot tub.
These 5 rondavels are ideal for group getaways and every single one of them boasts its own private hot tub. There are rondavels for 5, 8, 10 and 12 guests, making these lovely for families.
There are also swimming pools, rock pools, waterfalls, hiking and cycling trails, and a well-stocked dam for fishing. Children love the labyrinth and all the friendly farm animals.
This is seriously special! It’s a romantic eco-friendly little hideaway for 2 in the forests around Gansbaai. The free-standing tented room is all about celebrating the pristine beauty of its surrounds.
As part of this commitment, the outdoor hot tub is the perfect place to breathe in the fresh forest air and feel the soothing power of nature.
Do you ever feel like you just need to get closer to nature to reboot? This Botrivier villa in the mountains overlooking the dam might be the perfect medicine for your soul. Two of the bedrooms have fireplaces, and most of the spaces in the villa promise pretty views.
Swim in the dam and explore the picturesque surrounds, then warm up in that wood-fired hot tub outside,
This stone house in the mountains of the Overberg exudes a tranquil farm feel. There is an inviting fireplace in the living area, an outdoor braai, a spacious patio with breath-taking views and a wood-fired hot tub that is perfect all year round.
The dam is right on your doorstep too, when hot summer days demand a refreshing dip.
These stone cottages in Greyton each sleep 2 and are as magical as they are restful. Each is perched on the river bank and has a private veranda overlooking the water. There’s a braai area as well as a hot tub for the guests to enjoy.
This is a family-friendly spot with plenty of places to explore and have fun, while also offering the ultimate in total relaxation.
We know some good views when we see them! This holiday home in Hermanus showcases the gorgeous ocean vistas from the bedrooms, bath, decks, and, of course, outdoor hot tub! There are 4 unique suites, and each has access to the hot tub, fire pit, braai area, and pretty garden.
And all of this is only 2 hours from Cape Town, making Ridge House ideal for a weekend getaway.
What defines cosy for you? Is it an inviting fireplace, baths with sea views, bedrooms that open onto private decks that overlook the bay, and an outdoor hot tub? Then, this family-friendly spot is all about the cosiness!
It has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8 adults and 2 children, all in the pretty coastal town of Hermanus in the Overberg. There’s a little boma and campfire in the garden too.
A thatched little retreat on a working dairy farm between Gansbaai and Stanford… sounds like the perfect antidote to a stressful year!
We love the open-plan design, covered patio, and exquisite views. But, most of all, we love that outdoor hot tub that showcases the absolute best of those Overberg vistas!
Some popular attractions and activities in the Cape Overberg include:
- Shark cage diving in Gansbaai
- Whale tours in Hermanus
- Wine tastings
- Many golf estates
- Birkenhead Brewery in Stanford
- Health spas
- The Whale Museum
- Fly-fishing in Elgin Valley
- Farm stalls and markets
- Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
- Many restaurants, cafés and bistros
Check out even more attractions here.