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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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Cafe ExtrablattSunday Brunch at Café Extrablatt

Home to one of Cape Town’s most affordable all-you-can-eat breakfast buffets

marc lottering cape town comedy clubHalf-Price Sundays Stand-Up at Cape Town Comedy Club

Laugh 50% off top-notch entertainment every last day of the week at this one-stop-funny-shop

ismael lo Ismaël Lô Sets the Tone at the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

10 years later, Ismaël Lô comes back to the continent for a stellar performance

The Full Monty - 4Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Full Monty with a Local Production

Watch a local cast tackle this British classic

Kirstenbosch Summer ConcertsKirstenbosch Goes Big for 2017/2018 Concert Series

24 concerts featuring 30 acts including 6 international artists, spread out over 20 weeks; the best summer of your life!

Shakespeare in Love - 12Shakespeare in Love at The Fugard Theatre

Romeo and… Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter

Our City Film Project - 3Big Bad Wolf Pictures Presents Our City Film Project

Head to the V&A for a movie session with a difference

Junior MTB Workshop - 2BreakAway Rides Will Teach Your Kids to Mountain Bike With Confidence

The Junior MTB Skills Workshop Series at BreakAway Rides will turn your kids into champion mountain bikers

La Motte ConcertsClassical Concerts at La Motte Wine Estate

La Motte's culture of excellence reaches far beyond wine-making, by embracing the wonder of classical music

Markets3Sunday markets in and around Cape Town

Take it easy this Sunday at one of these great Sunday markets to take a stroll through

MAReSOLSatisfying Specials at MAReSOL Restaurant

Food that will make your palate and pocket happy

sea kayaking 12 apostlesSea Kayaking Weekend Family Special

Buy one adult kayaking ticket and get a kids ticket FREE with Kaskazi

ScootoursJunior Passengers Ride FREE Every Sunday with Scootours®

This exciting off-road adventure provides fun for the whole family

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

GONOW LogoGet a discount on Sunday Sunsets with GONOW Electric Bicycles!

Watch the sun set over the Sea Point Promenade from an electric two-wheeler at half the price!

Food at Thali Thali Game Lodge and Reserve Sunday Lunch Buffet at Thali Thali Game Lodge

Cap off the weekend with a hearty, affordable spread at this family-friendly West Coast reserve

The Backyard Grill Lounge RibsBBQ Ribs Special at The Backyard Grill Lounge

Savour succulent, sticky ribs for just R150 per kilogram on Wed, Sat and Sun

Dizzys Camps BayDizzys Beer Pong and DJ Sundays Competition

Are you Cape Town’s next beer pong champ?

Bugz Playpark in Cape TownSunday Funday at Bugz Playpark

Every Sunday, CapeTownMagazine.com readers can enjoy a day of fun and learning with their children.

Kloof Street HouseSunday Lunch & Free Live Jazz at Kloof Street House in Cape Town

While away the last few hours of the weekend with some smooth tunes and good grub at this hidden gem

Crystal TowersSushi Making Classes at Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers

Wow guests at your next dinner party with your sushi making skills

Piano Bar 2016 food and cocktails 5Bubbly Special at The Piano Bar

Make this charming musical revue haunt home on Sunday afternoons for half price glasses of MCC

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