Western Province Pools and Places

Cape Town was host to the second South African swimming Championships and Currie Cup water polo tournament held in 1901 - at the height of the Boer War. Swimming carnivals were held in the flooded dry dock in Cape Town harbour, while intrepid open water swimmers braved the cold Atlantic Ocean for the Robben Island crossing, while races were held in the warmer waters of False Bay. Surf lifesaing clubs operate around the peninsula.