A warm bath with natural hot spring water
Natural geothermally heated groundwater rushes into our warm bath daily and measures at a safe temperature for bathing, between 30°C to 40°C. The water comes from one of seven natural hot springs in the Western Cape, South Africa. The deeper you go into the earth’s crust the higher the temperature of the rocks (temperature increase with depth = geothermal gradient ). Geothermally heated water is water heated with heat coming from mother earth’s mantle as the water percolates through to the hot rocks deep down in the earth.
Why hot spring water, mostly known in South Africa as a ‘warm bath’, is popular
Hot spring water is known for its high mineral content, because hot water can naturally hold more dissolved solids than cold water. The therapeutic value of this high mineral content renders a natural warm bath very popular among patrons desiring anything from revitalizing an overworked body to rehabilitation of disabilities.
All visitors take note:
our natural mineral water stains swimming costumes. Bring old costumes!
Karoowater’s hot spring water – frequently asked question
The main question we are asked about our hot spring water is, “Do we treat the water?”. It is important to emphasize that Karoowater do not chemically treat the mineral water and each warm bath is cleaned once every week.
Hours for guests:
Monday – Sunday: 24 hours
No extra fees are charged for accommodation & camping guests to swim in the warm baths.
Hours for day visitors:
Monday – Sunday: 8am to 5pm
No extra fees are charged for day visitors to swim in the warm baths – only day rates apply (R50/adult and R30/child under 12)