Soetwater is a coastal resort located on a narrow strip of land between the sea and Slangkop Lighthouse. An entrance fee is payable and visitor numbers are controlled to avoid overcrowding. The resort is a popular destination for get-togethers on summer weekends. Braai pits and picnic tables are available. Camping and caravan sites can be hired by those wanting a longer stay.
The Parmalat Enviro Centre, which offers environmental education, life skills training and adventure camps for children, is located within the resort. The resort has a conference facility that caters for approximately 40 people and can be booked during the week and over weekends.
Much of the shoreline here is rocky, but there are a few sandy bays, and two large tidal pools that offer safe swimming. Crayfish divers, as well as hoop net fishers, can often be seen in the vicinity during the rock lobster season.