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09.00 Sea Point Pavilion The promenade that stretches from Green Point Lighthouse to the iconic Sea Point Pavilion (open 7am to 7pm in the summer) passes through three Atlantic suburbs; a highlight is the 1955 HQ of broadcaster SABC (209 St James Road), designed by architects Meiring & Naude. The pavilion was built in the 1950s and has remained blissfully unchanged since then, despite often being eyed with zeal by developers. Little of the ocean that surrounds Cape Town is swim-friendly — the Atlantic is far too cold and the Indian is a tiresome drive away — and hence the four saltwater pools found here, one of which is Olympic-sized. A worthwhile alternative is the Newlands Swimming Pool (T 021 671 2729), which is graced with a modernist stand topped by a floating, swallow-tail-shaped canopy. Beach Road, T 021 434 3341 027 24 HOURS 026 wallpaper* city guide

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