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Welcome to the Batstone Pool

The Batstone Pool is an inner city rooftop retreat right in Cape Town’s De Waterkant. It's for you to, meet, drink, swim, relax and even work.

We have seen cities like London, New York and San Francisco embrace rooftop pool culture and thought – why not in one of the most beautiful cities in Africa

We tested the MVP  last summer and are excited to continue in season two as we work with our members to test out exactly what the space is, what it needs to be and how we can keep subtly improving it.

We are currently closed for winter. Watch this space as well as our Facebook page to find out when the pool reopens. In the meantime, the venue can be hired for functions and events.

reflect… rest… reset…

The inner city rooftop retreat has been designed as a meeting and relaxing space in between the noise of the city.

The combination of the swimming pool, meeting tables, great coffee, pool loungers, soft shade, fast internet and a view of the mountain creates the perfect place to spend a Sunday afternoon in the pool, host some friends, enjoy an afterwork drink, catch up on your reading and listen to some great music.

Basically – think Soho House in Cape Town. And you don’t even have to catch a flight to enjoy the space or have a profitable meeting.

private events

We are always open to private events and will do our best to accommodate them. But just remember we close at sunset – it gets chilly up here!

Members will be given preference if they chose to use the deck as a venue.

For information on private events please contact us on


Anyone is welcome to join us at the bar for a drink. And there are three ways of getting onto one of our loungers:
- ICIC members & Batstone Pool seasonal members can book their loungers in advance and join us for the day, no questions asked.
- We welcome walk-ins, however we require a minimum spend of R150 per person and you cannot book loungers in advance.

To find out more about our seasonal membership, which will give you preferred access to the pool club and its facilities, contact us on members@batstonepool.com and we can talk you through it.

If you are a member already (either Batstone Pool or Inner City Ideas Cartel) and want to make sure there is a lounger for you, please email us on bookings@batstonepool.com.

about us

The idea started in early-2014 while sitting on the roof of the Inner City Ideas Cartel in Waterkant Street with Schuyler Vorster, who runs Ideas Cartel, and discussing what other work spaces were needed in Cape Town.

A few months later the perfect spot came up and 7 weeks after seeing the site for the first time, we opened the Batstone Pool. We know. It was madness but it was our kind of madness.

After the success of season one, we have selected Ideas Cartel as our operational partner and together with his team they will be ensuring the rooftop retreat experience is perfect this Summer.


Alexandra Fraser / Alex looks after our investors
Alex is passionate about building a vibrant, sustainable entrepreneurial eco-system and believes that good coffee and a great view will go a long way to help this.
Brendan Wade / MD
Brendan likes to combine robust strategy with beautiful design and a healthy dose of fun and humor. The pool is a perfect articulation of his passion for these three things.
Florian Engi / Head of operations
Florian brings his international style, Swiss calm and slightly Germanic commitment to systems to the Batstone Pool along with his love of the city and its people.
Sarah Rice / Head of communications
Sarah loves a good conversation, about anything, but particularly how businesses get started, why vulnerability in leadership is a Good Thing and graphic novels.
Ludwig Breedt / Creative director
Ludwig is the creative and design energy behind Batstone Pool. Good conversation starters include the reason he isn’t on Twitter and why International Orange is the new black.
Big thanks to our project manager and contractor Eric. If you like his work as much as we do contact him at innovator@live.co.za

find us

The Batstone Pool is usually open from 11am till sunset Friday to Sunday; however, we are currently closed for winter.

Address: Fourth Floor, Cape Quarter, 27 Somerset Road, Green Point, Cape Town
Email: bookings@batstonepool.com

How to navigate the Cape Quarter to find us

So… Lets be very clear… Finding us can be tricky. But it’s worth it. We promise.

Look out for the Batstone Pool signage outside and inside the Napier Street elevators to the back right of the Spar on Level D.
Go to the 4th Floor, out the door, turn right and step into your little piece of pool deck paradise

If you get lost please call us on 079 973 8368 and we will direct you to us.

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