EXPLORE,  EXTRA,  Features,  March 2023

The colour of cold: swimming in Cape Town, South Africa

With water temperatures averaging 13 degrees Celsius and air temperatures seldom above 32 degrees, Cape Town, South Africa, is a playground for open water swimmers. Capetonian and marathon swimmer Sam Whelpton shares her experience of swimming off the southern tip of Africa with her partner, extreme swimmer Ram Barkai. 

Cape Town is a vast peninsula reaching out into the Atlantic Ocean.

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