Ellis Park Swimming Pool

  Cnr North Ln and Erin St, Doornfontein      +27 11 402 5565     more than a year ago

If you are serious about swimming then this famous pool, where South African Olympians and Iron Man competitors come to eat up the laps, is the top choice. There are in fact three pools, the heated Olympic pool, the kiddies splash pool and the more serene 'grown-ups' pool. The main pool is divided up into lanes and a free-for-all open area which is usually packed with local kids who come to splash about all day long during the summer. Unlike many Joburg pools the changing rooms have lockers where you can put your belongings (bring your own padlock) and there's a small tuck shop selling soft drinks and snacks.


Open 08:00–16:00, Sat, Sun 09:00–16:00.

Price/Additional Info

Admission R11, kids R6.


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Johannesburg In Your Pocket
Hi Londey/Londie - the instructor who does the swimming lessons at Ellis Park pool is called Owen. You can contact him at 072 373 5000 to find out how much a group lesson might cost.
Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal
Hello I would like to ask how much the cost is for swimming lessons if people come as a group?
Hello I would like to ask the costs of swimming lessons if we come as a group?
Johannesburg In Your Pocket
Hello Alina, Unfortunately Ellis Park pool no longer has diving boards. If you want to dive you can find diving boards at the Sydenham pool

Hi there Does Elis Park Pool have diving boards?
Editor Johannesburg In Your Pocket
Hi Bonisiwe, the instructor who does the swimming lessons at Ellis Park pool is called Owen. You can contact him at 072 373 5000 to find out how to book for a swimming lesson.
I ll to take swimming class how do i go about that
Hi Is Ellis Park swimming pool open this Sunday the 25th, Christmas? If yes, what are the hours please? Thanks
Johannesburg In Your Pocket
Hi Honest, the pool is open everyday in the spring and summer.
Good day, are you open tomorrow on the 28th of October?
Johannesburg In Your Pocket
Hi John, we called the pool and they have informed us that the new prices for the 2016 spring-summer season (from September) are: General admission R10.50 for adults and R5.50 for children. Season passes R310 for adults and R150 for children. For any more information please give the pool a call on +27 11 402 5565
John S
Good afternoon. I went by the pool earlier and the staff was not able to answer my questions. I asked about the lap lanes and they just pointed at a printed sign. I asked about season passes and the price didn't reflect what has been posted on this site. Please help.
Johannesburg In Your Pocket
Hi Kenneth The Ellis Park swimming pool isn't near Park Station (Gautrain station) but from Park Station you can catch the Rea Vaya bus which stops on Bertrams Road, outside the Standard Bank Arena. From there you can walk down to the swimming pool, which isn't far at all. Once there, entrance is R5 for kids and R8 for adults. Senior citizens swim for free. There are three heated pools and a kiddies pool, and season tickets are available for R220 for adults, R110 for adults with disabilities, and R55 for children Johannesburg In Your Pocket
Kenneth Seach

hi there my name is Kenneth I am a long distance swimmer and open water swimmer as well so I would like to know is the Eilis park swimming pool close to the Gautrain station and how far is it from there . how much does it cost to go in
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