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The Hydro

1 Chris Hani Drive | Warmbaths Resort, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
+27 82 308 858
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Good weather for swimming

Forever resort was very nice. We went for a family weekend, but we only went in as day visitors as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Nice, private and quiet.

We went for a family weekend, the hydro was nice, quiet and private from the outside swimming... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Pretoria, South Africa
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1 Chris Hani Drive | Warmbaths Resort, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Forever resort was very nice. We went for a family weekend, but we only went in as day visitors as we couldn't get accommodation as they were fully booked for the weekend and its very expensive to gain access if you are not staying there....More

Thank 409nelly
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We went for a family weekend, the hydro was nice, quiet and private from the outside swimming pools, you can go for the massage therapy, or relax in the large pools there is a facility for disabled persons to enjoy the pools.

Thank r0uxw
Reviewed 29 August 2017

the Hydro was perfect for the chilly weather, the kids enjoyed it although they were not allowed to really splash. the hot water was great. We couldn't get enough of it and spent the entire weekend at the Hydro.

Thank munazzak2017
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The high-quality mineral springs of BELA BELA [old name WARMBATHS/ WARMBAD], situated just one hour’s drive north of Pretoria (Tshwane) or 1,5 hours north of Johannesburg, must rank as one of South Africa’s best-kept secrets. The pools of the Hydro are large, sparkling clean and...More

Thank Afroexpert
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Started our weekend in BelaBela with couples massage. Although we booked for Healing Water Journey that could not be done due to hot water issue, team offered alternative and we left well-rested and pampered. Good value for money with professional therapists.

Thank Salome L
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to hydro. The rheumatism pool is quite soothing for the muscles. The resort activities are well managed and so are the pools. However there is a separate fee to enter the hydro, which is not openly advertised.

2  Thank 191kas
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Really naturally warm pools. The rheumatic pool was 42deg C and was too hot for me. UT the general pool is nice with door and outdoor portions. But I thought I could smell chroline or pool chemicals possibly to keep it germ free. You could...More

2  Thank Jayan T
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Very lovely. Clean and neat. Floors were just extremely slippery which is a huge hazard especially for kids and elderly. It took a concerted effort to walk around the pool without slipping. Even with pool sandals on very slippery. Apart from that very pleasant experience....More

2  Thank Samantha D
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I love both the rheumatoid pool and the warm pool at the hydro. As the heated pool is both indoor and outdoor it caters for everyone. It wasn't very busy and there were plenty of loungers in the shade, I imagine it could be a...More

1  Thank CoralB999
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The Hydro @ the Warmbaths Resort is a wonderful place to unwind and enjoy the water. The main pool in the Hydro runs both inside and outside the complex, allowing you to hide from the midday sun when it gets too hot outside - but...More

1  Thank Santosh P
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Cally P
16 March 2017|
Response from Santosh P | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, but there are 2 different fees. 1 fee for General access and admission to the outside pools, warm and cold pools 2 fee for the Hydro portion, where this is a proper indoor/outdoor heated pool, rheumatism pool... More