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  • Although the drought in Cape Town isn't completely broken, some public pools have re-opened.
  • The City of Cape Town announced that 13 public pools across the Cape Peninsula will re-open.
  • We took the new Huawei Mate20 Pro to a few of them to test it out.


With the turn of a new season, comes the heat of the summer and what better way to escape the haze than a trip to your nearest swimming pool. 

Whether you live in the North West or Eastern Cape, Limpopo or Gauteng, you can easily find a public swimming pool near you by visiting your respective province’s official website. In Cape Town, the drought has kept many pools closed for a while, but on 1 December thirteen public pools across the Cape Peninsula re-opened again for the festive season, according to the City of Cape Town.  Here are the pools that are open: 

  • Atlantis
  • Bellville 
  • Eastridge 
  • Long Street Baths 
  • Khayelitsha 
  • Vulindlela 
  • Kensington 
  • Sea Point Pavilion 
  • Mnandi 
  • Blue Downs 
  • Hanover Park
  • Bonteheuwel
  • Strand 

We took the new Huawei Mate20 Pro to a few of these swimming pools to test out it’s features. Known for its great camera, the Mate20 Pro is equipped with a 40MP main camera, a 20MP ultra wide-angle camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera. The trio of lenses supports a wide range of focal lengths enabling the camera to mimic the results from professional cameras. See the effects of Huawei’s flagship in action below.  

Sea Point Swimming Pool 

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A young diver takes a leap during his training.  

Long Street Baths 

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Shane Jacobs and Viaan Muller splashing around at Long Street Baths.

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Long Street Baths, located at the top of Long Street, dates back to 1908. 

Strand Swimming Pool  

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Strand Swimming Pool is one of the few Olympic size pools in Cape Town. 

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The Maties Judo club showing off their moves at Strand Swimming Pool. 

This post is sponsored by Huawei and produced by Business Insider Studio for Business Insider.