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Bad News is We’re Still in a Drought. Good News is You’ll Be Able to Swim This Summer

City decreases number of accessible public pools from 35 to 12. Here’s a list of all 12.

It’s going to be a very hot summer with these tough level 5 water restrictions, but the City of Cape Town has come up with a way to make sure we can all cool down responsibly.

They have just announced that 12 of the 35 municipal swimming pools will be accessible to the public. “Careful consideration went into selecting these facilities as they are easily accessible or located on a transport route. All of them have a maximum capacity of over 500 patrons and are equally represented across the four areas of the city,” said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.

POOLS OPEN NOVEMBER 2017 – JANUARY 2018

The Sea Point swimming pool uses seawater and will therefore be open from 1 November – 31 January, between 07:00 – 19:00 daily during summer.

The Atlantis, Strand, Blue Downs Indoor, Khayelitsha, Bellville, Vulindlela, Retreat, Mnandi, Eastridge, Kensington and Hanover Park.
Open from 1 December 2017 – 31 January 2018, between 10:00 – 16:00 daily. 

“The goal is to ensure that the swimming pools are open as often and as long as possible, however, we must remind users that given the expected high usage of these swimming pools, operating hours will need to be adjusted from time to time in order to ensure that water quality remains at an optimum level. These changes will be communicated to the public via our website and social media channels”.

The city is able to do this through these innovative measures. All water backwashed from the swimming pools will be stored, treated, and reused and any water lost through evaporation will be replaced with water from the surrounding pools that will remain closed this season. No drinking water will be used to top up the pools.

In addition, showers and ablutions will be switched off and waterless hand sanitisers will be provided at most public washrooms.

To encourage the use of natural landmarks the City manages a number of beaches and tidal pools that the public have full access to. These areas have had Blue Flag status for a number of years, as well as lifeguards on duty as additional safety precautions. For a full list of the City’s tidal pools click here.

POOLS OPEN DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2017

The Strand, Retreat, Blue Downs and Long Street indoor swimming pools will be open during the upcoming school holidays between 1 – 8 October 2017. Thereafter, they will be closed in order to prepare for the peak season and will reopen on 1 December – 31 January (except for Long Street, which will remain closed).

 

Cape Town Events Calendar
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Vineyards trail runningRun into the sunset at the Spier Twilight Trail Run

Ready, steady, let’s traverse the trails at twilight

Queer Feminist Film Fest 20 - 21 Jan 2018 4The first Queer Feminist Film Festival in Khayelitsha

This event offers a safe space for reflecting on queer issues

Wolfkop Weekender 2018Head to Citrusdal for the Fifth Annual Wolfkop Weekender: Lilo River Flow Music Festival

Wolfkop Weekender: Lilo River Flow Music Festival takes place in Citrusdal this month

Maynardville Shakespear 2018 1Don’t Miss Symphonic Shakespeare at Maynardville

Romeo and Juliet Experienced Through the Sounds of the World’s Best Composers…

Transformers ExhibitionCheck out Transformers in their Animatronics Glory at Grand West

The Autobots and Decepticons Collide on Earth for the Magnificent Animatronic Exhibition of Transformers

gallery one 11Gallery One 11 Summer Exhibition

Catch these local and international artists showcasing their work at this Loop Street studio

A Touch Of Madness Burgers and Beers 5Saturdays are for Sunny Daytime Parties at A Touch of Madness

Touchdown Saturdays’ DJ, drink specials and sunny courtyard are ideal for summer afternoons

Roast and Co 22-for-1 Drink Specials at Roast & Co

Every day “on your way” at Roast & Co. - enjoy 2-for-1 drink specials and discover the coolest mugs

Oude 2Enjoy a night of entertainment with the family under the stars at Oude Libertas Amphitheatre

Picturesque views form the backdrop to this open-air Oude Libertas theatre. It’s just waiting to host you and your family for a night of delight

King Kong MusicalKing Kong is back in Cape Town for its Final Run

Celebrate the comeback of this historic musical. WATCH: Video footage of the original King Kong Musical

Galileo - BlaauwklippenA Weekend Spent with The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Start your weekend with a little inner-city or wineland movie screening

Queen in Exile 2Athi-Patra Ruga's Queens in Exile at WHATIFTHEWORLD

The renowned artist’s latest body of work is about telling better stories, ultimately creating a world where the exiled can reign again (watch trailer)

Aces 'n' SpadesFriday Night Live at Aces ‘n’ Spades

They will rock you

Pierneef food and wine pairing 3Food and Wine Pairing at La Motte

Discover a match made in the divine tasting room of this Franschhoek estate

African Soul Surfer BackpackersYoga and Surf Specials with African Soul Surfer

Ride the wave of surf and yoga camps with African Soul Surfer!

soccerPSL DERBY DAY: Cape Town City vs Ajax Cape Town

The day the Mother City soccer supporters are split in half!

best winter dishes ricks cafe americainRick’s Café Américain’s Weekly Lunch Specials

Pop over to the charming Casablanca-themed restaurant for a hearty meal that won’t break the bank

African Soul Surfer BackpackersSurf Lessons with African Soul Surfer

Learn to surf with the kiffest surf school in Cape Town!

Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag Children's Events Cape TownKids’ Party Special with Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag

Treat your little one to the ultimate military-style birthday bash and save R500

Primal Eatery The Primal Hour at Primal Eatery

Get the best wine, pairings, and cocktails at the Primal Hour

HQ-web-ready-259.jpgFriday Night DJ and Dancing at HQ Restaurant

#AfterDark with DJ Rene: start the weekend with a steak dinner, stylish cocktails and suave tunes by The Frenchman

The Queen and PeasantThe Queen and Peasant Weekend Meet and Greets

Treat yourself to a tasting of fine wines, beers and spirits this weekend

Jack BlackBeers and Bands at Jack Black Brewery and Taproom

Every Friday night the Jack Black stage is lit up with local talent

Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay Cape TownFriday Night at The Bay Harbour Market

Ring in the weekend with live music, craft beer, hearty fare and happy shopping in Hout Bay

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