The Sea Point Swimming Pool: Saltwater Swims By The Sea

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Take advantage of sunny winter days at this leisurely spot.

The Sea Point Pavilion is home to the city’s only Olympic-sized saltwater swimming pool, In summer, it’s a bit of a race to get a lane: triathletes, squad swimmers and, rumour has it, sometimes even an actual Olympian, train here. But in winter, leisure swimmers, sunseekers, families and pensioners filter in to enjoy the pools and surrounding grassy patches until closing time.

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On the very edge of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, it has one of the best views from a public pool in the city – and benefits from fresh sea breezes (a natural air-conditioner on a hot day). The large main pool is great for swimming proper lengths; the two shallower pools are perfect for kids to splash around in; and then there’s the five-metre-deep diving pool, where you can attempt to master the elusive “flying squirrel and somersault” dive.

There are change rooms with lockers, toilets and showers on site, and lifeguards on duty to ensure things remain safe and above board. You’re welcome to pack a picnic, or bring some cash for the kiosk. And if you’re craving a delicious soft serve, juice or some lekker slap chips, there are food and drink stands at The Pavilion (just outside the pool precinct).

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One of Cape Town’s most prized and loved public spaces, the Pavilion and its pool have been serving the community since 1914. Long may it continue…

Good to know If you’re a regular swimmer, buy a season ticket (R2 117 for adults and R995 for children under 16). There are also special rates for schools and clubs.

Opening times
Tuesday – Sunday + public holidays, 7am – 5pm (winter)
7am – 7pm (summer)
Monday, 12am – 5pm (winter)
12am – 7pm (summer)
Cost R36 (adults); R446 (monthly)
R21 (children under 16); R195 (monthly)
Free (pensioners and toddlers)
Contact 021 814 1051
Where to find it Lower Beach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

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Time of publication: 06 June 2024