Today, only remnants remain of Graaff's Pool. Built in 1910 so that the wealthy Graaff's family could "walk down, in silks, from their palatial villa to bath in the ocean without having to interact with common members of society."  As the ownership changed hands it was opened to the public and soon became a place of respite for those excluded in a social landscape of prejudices. Until one day when undercover policemen arrested 20 men following homosexual acts within the confines of the pool. The tall walls were torn down and the platform was left to decay.
 You can research the full story here as researched by A Malan, UCT.
...to be continued.
With muse, Agné Ka. Styled by Robyn Hill.
Read A. Malan’s (UCT) full research paper here. It also includes photos and architectural drawings of the original Graaff’s Pool in its full glory.