Swimming in South Estonia, Põlva County

If you are looking for a place to swim, you are in the right place. Swimming is possible in the pond, stream and nearby lake of Ojakalda recreation center.

Swimming in South Estonia

Swimming is one of the most enjoyable summer activities. But why not practice this activity throughout the whole year. Swimming is suitable for people of all ages and weights.


Swimming in the pond and stream

We are waiting for you to relax at the Ojakalda recreation center. There is a pond and a stream with waterfalls in the center area.

Swimming in lake Janukjärv

Janukjärv is located only 400 meters from the recreation center area. You can swim in the lake, jump into the water from the jumping off point and why not fish.


Why is swimming good for you?

  • Calories spent swimming are more or less equal to calories spent running.

  • Develops muscles

  • Improves health and fitness.

  • The flow of water has a massaging effect, which is good for muscles, connective tissue and is effective against cellulite. It also helps with back pain and sciatica.

  • When swimming, you can exercise the whole body and the load falls on all important muscle groups.

  • Has a positive effect on overweight and heart and circulatory diseases.

  • Helps with minor injuries – muscle pain, joint injuries, concussions.

Accommodation in the main house

The newly completed main building of the recreation center can accommodate 10 people. We have 3 cozy rooms with a total of 10 beds.

Even the most lively parties can be held in the Ojakalda recreation center’s party house. We have enough space both inside and outside. The party house can be decorated according to your wishes and the nature of the party. In addition, it is possible to accommodate the celebrants right here on the spot – in the main house.

Holiday with family
Ojakalda recreation center is a great place to take time off and just relax. You can come to rest here with friends and the whole family.

In the Ojakalda recreation center, you can spend both a calm and an active family vacation. If you want to spend a peaceful family vacation, in the summer we offer the opportunity to sunbathe on the shore of the pond, enjoy the beautiful nature, etc. We accommodate the whole family in our cozy main house. However, if you want to spend an active family vacation, this option also exists. In the area of the recreation center, you can play various ball games, team games, go swimming, fish from the lake near the recreation center, and even go hiking in the beautiful nature of Southern Estonia.

The kitchen
It is important to us that the visitors of the recreation center should have as comfortable a stay as possible. Thanks to our well-equipped kitchen, all you have to do is bring your own food. All the necessary technology to prepare food and preserve it is already there. For dining, we have a large table with seating for six.

Ujumine Lõuna-Eestis, kauni looduse keskel

Lisaks ujumisvõimalusele saab Ojakalda puhkekeskuses telkida, grillida, puhata koos perega jne.

The Piigaste stream flows from the plot of the recreation center. A roaring waterfall is a sight to behold. In hot weather, you can go to the stream to get your feet wet, and you can sunbathe, play ball and much more on the beach area by the stream. There is also a pond in the recreation center area, which is adjacent to a beautiful beach area. You can also swim in the pond, play water games, and just enjoy your vacation and sunbathe. For those who want to swim longer, Janukjärv (also Jänukjärv, Janutjärv, Jaanekjärv) is 400 m away from the plot. You can also catch fish from the lake.

If you stay with us, be sure to check out the nearby natural beauty spots. There is a beautiful pine forest and Palojärv in the Kiidjärve-Kooraste recreation area. This place is good for the whole family, there are also hiking trails. The Viia-Jaani Labyrinth Farm is a place that is also suitable to visit with children. In the fields of the Viia-Jaani farm, there are different stone circles that have been inspired by different parts of the world. In the Labyrinth Farm, you can experience the effects of several labyrinths and stone spirals. Hiking enthusiasts should definitely check out the Voorepalu Põrgurada, which is suitable for everyone due to its length (0.5 km) and leaves time to admire the beautiful nature there in addition to hiking.