15 natural swimming pools to help you cool down all summer

2018-10-25 21:00
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To Sua ocean trench - famous swimming hole, Upolu

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If summer-loving, sun-soaked fun is your idea of having a good time - and you're stuck in the middle of the country without a beach to frequent at the moment or perhaps you just don't like how chlorinated pool water makes your skin feel - then this is the perfect guide for you.

With a hefty endowment of beautiful, natural locations, Mother Nature was really showing off in South Africa. Why not take advantage of nature's bounty by plunging into one of these amazing pools. 

These 15 natural swimming pools - some of which are voted as some of the best on the globe by TripAdvisor readers - are designed by the gods. Which one is your favourite?

MAPPED: Give a dam and get your splash on at SA's non-beach waters

Crystal Pools - Gordon's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa 

Eco-Arqueological Park Ik Kil - Chichen Itza, Mexico

Las Grietas - Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

To Sua Ocean Trench - Samoa, South Pacific 

Tierkloof Pool - Kgaswane Mountain Reserve, Rustenberg, South Africa

Fairy Pools - Isle of Skye, Scotland

SEE: Find your chill at these top pools with views across SA

Natural Pool - Noord, Aruba

Sliding Rock - North Carolina, US

Queen's Bath - Hawaii, US

Parc National de Isalo - Isalo, Madagascar

Gunlom Plunge Pool - Northern Territory, Australia

Nanda Blue Hole / Jackies Blue Hole - Vanatu, South Pacific

Blue Lagoon - Grindavik, Iceland

Grotta della Poesia - Roca Vecchia, Italy 

Tonquani - Magaliesberg, Gauteng, South Africa

SEE: Public pools and waterparks to cool off at all summer

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