The Baths Natural Hot Springs in Citrusdal, South Africa
Established in 1739, this historic self-catering resort features a variety of hot and cold baths, as…
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Thermal Springs by African Country
Map of African Countries with Thermal Springs
Guide to Africa’s Natural Thermal Springs
Africa is home to a wide variety of landscapes. Hot springs have been used in countries all over the continent for hundreds of years to treat illness, relieve stress, and amaze tourists. These geothermal springs, made by volcanic activity, are one of the mainland’s most popular hidden gems.
Egypt is home to around 1,450 natural springs and wells, some of which may be found in the western desert at the Dakhla and Bahariya oasis, others in Cairo at places like the Ain Al-Sira. In West Egypt, the Siwa Oasis is home to many things to see and do, such as healing hot springs, a wildlife preserve, and ancient ruins.
Medical tourism in Egypt also helps places like Helwan, Fayoum, Al Ain Al Sokhna, and Hurghada, which have a lot of history and are popular sightseer destinations. Egypt’s New Valley, Aswan, and Sinai, as well as Safaga, a city on the coast of the Red Sea south of Hurghada, are also popular places for tourists looking for healing waters.
There are seven big hot springs all over Uganda, but most are in the country’s western part. Beautiful locations with thermal waters include Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, the Rwenzori Mountains, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, and Semuliki National Park are just a few examples.
Most villages around the hot springs value them because they think it has divine qualities and can work miracles.
South Africa is full of hot springs, and many tourists look forward to soaking in one of the country’s natural hot pools, especially in the winter. There are springs in the Northern Cape and Mpumalanga, the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and Limpopo in the far northeast. For decades in these parts of Africa, people have known these waters to help users relax, feel better, and even get better from ailments.
It would be a shame to miss out on an unforgettable experience at one of these African hot springs. Keep this list in mind on your next trip through the continent.
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