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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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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