Cape Town

Africa’s gay capital, Cape Town, is a hub of all things thriving and fabulous. A delicious concoction of experiences, sights and tastes await you here in South Africa's oldest city.

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Hello Queer Cape Town

Whether it's a Manhattan you want or good old Sex on the Beach, Cape Town is a cocktail of sights and sounds that will leave you gagging for more. As the most progressive country on the continent, this Mother City is a must on any fabulous traveller's itinerary.

Best known for Table Mountain, the flat-topped mountain watching over the city and wrapped by the Atlantic Ocean, it's a playground for all. And with some of the premier wine estates and restaurants in the world set Cape Town's spectacular landscapes, your glass, plate and heart will always be full!

From luxury apartments and boutique hotels, glamorous sidewalk cafés and electric nightlife, you'll never want to leave this city's vibrant gay culture.

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All Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered

How Gay-Friendly is Cape Town?

Well, it’s called the gay capital for a reason! Rest assured that you can enjoy the same rights as straight people when travelling to Cape Town. Discrimination based on sexual orientation is illegal, and same-sex marriage is legal. Cape Town is also crawling with local and tourist gays looking for a good time as there is a gay-only establishment around every corner and a calendar packed with events.

Is Cape Town Safe for Gay Couples?

Absolutely. It is a very progressive city and known for its gay scene. However, we always suggest that you book your trip through a travel agency like Out2Africa. We specialise in gay travel to ensure everything meets your highest standards and that there are no surprises.

Which Gay-Friendly Destinations Should I Pair with Cape Town?

Where do we start! We always recommend adding a stopover in Victoria Falls, Botswana, and an island getaway to a destination like Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles or The Maldives to your Cape Town trip.

What Are The Best Gay-Friendly Experiences in Cape Town?

Well, well, you’re in for a treat if you don’t yet know the answer to this question! Cape Town is your oyster. From going up the iconic Table Mountain or Lion’s Head for a bird’s-eye-view of the city to lazing on the beach, cultural excursions, swimming with penguins, an exciting nightlife, endless list of wineries and restaurants, you will be spoilt (rotten) for choice.

What Are The Gay-Friendly Accommodation Options in Cape Town?

We will go on forever if we have to list ALL our favourites! But whether a boutique, intimate guest house with design flair, an ultra-luxurious lodge, or a swanky mansion of a hotel is your style, we’ve got it all — and they love gay travellers, so get ready to be extra spoiled.

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