Swimming pools in Cape Town

Cape Town has some stunning beaches, but sometimes what you’re after is the warmer, quieter waters of a sparkling pool. There are many swimming pools that are open to the public in Cape Town. Here’s a pick of some of our favourites, for leisurely paddlers and serious swimmers alike.

The Sea Point Pavillion Swimming Pool

The Sea Point public pool is a favourite with locals, not least for the incredible ocean views it offers. There’s an Olympic size main pool, a diving pool, a fun pool, and a kids’ pool. It’s the perfect spot for just about any kind of swimmer, whether you want to practise your strokes, have a leisurely dip, or entertain little ones. There are lockers, showers, ablution facilities, and change rooms, and lifeguards are available for your safety.

Cost: Adults R23, Children R12, Pensioners Free
Website: capetown.gov.za

Long Street Baths

This magical place is tucked away on one of the city centre’s busiest streets, Long Street. It has and indoor heated main pool and kids’ pool, along with saunas, hot baths, and Turkish baths. Every Tuesday from 10am to 2pm the facilities are open to women only.

Cost: Adults: R23 for pool access, R64 per hour or R120 per four hour session for Turkish baths, R19 for hot baths/showers
Website: capetown.gov.za

Muizenberg Swimming Pool

Muizenberg Swimming Pool is a great spot for the whole family to cool down on a summer day. There’s a kiddies pool, lifeguards, picnic areas, clean ablution amenities, change rooms, water slides, showers, and braai areas. Set up a picnic spot and cook your lunch on an open fire, while you cool off in the nearby pools.

Cost: Adults R6; Children R1.50; Pensioners Free
Website: capetown.gov.za

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Goodwood Swimming Pool

The Goodwood Swimming Pool offers an Olympic size pool, a kiddies’ pool, and a splash pool. It’s used by serious swimmers and leisure swimmers alike, and is a great option in the Northern Suburbs.

Cost: Adults R6; Children R1.50; Pensioners Free
Website: capetown.gov.za

Milnerton Waterpark

The Milnerton Waterpark is best suited to fun-seekers rather than serious swimmers. There are braai and picnic spots (bring your own grid if you want to cook),  supertubes, a main pool, a kiddies pool, paddle boats, mini golf, table tennis, and much more to keep you entertained all day long.

Cost: Adults and children over 1.3m R40; Children 1 year – 1.3m R25; additional fees for various slides, rides, and games
Website: facebook.com/waterparkmilnerton

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