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South Africa

It’s breathtaking, it’s captivating, it’s endless… it’s South Africa! In every province, around every corner, there’s a magic moment waiting to leave you inspired, with incredible people underpinning it all. From city life to adventure, wildlife to culture, incredible scenery to sun-soaked coasts – discover South Africa and enjoy beautiful landscapes, great wines, the thrill of a safari and a welcoming culture. Cape Town is renowned as the best place in Africa for gay culture.

Thrilling safaris, stunning beaches and cosmopolitan Cape Town await gay travellers in South Africa.

Vibrant Culture

Sensational S.A.

Explore the culture and heritage of this fascinating country. Not to be missed is a visit to KwaZulu Natal to see the historic battlefields and Shakaland – a living museum of the life and times of Shaka, the famous leader of the Zulu people. Or for those visiting Cape Town, try the Walk to Freedom Tour, which includes a visit to Robben Island – the place where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years. Meanwhile, the Apartheid Museum, close to downtown Johannesburg, is a soulful reminder of the triumph of human spirit and democracy.

Vibrant South Africa is a popular destination amongst gay travellers. And it is easy to see why. For starters, it’s a leader in LGBT+ rights. In fact, it was the first country in the entire world to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation. Beyond the country’s gay-welcoming laws, Cape Town in particular has carved out a name for itself as a must-visit gay hot spot.


Cape Town

Cape Town, the Mother City, is one of the world’s leading gay destinations. Its unique location combines a relaxed beach vibe in Camps Bay with an uber cool gay village, De Waterkant, right in the heart of the city. Cape Town combines all the benefits of city living with the possibility of laying on a gay beach to sunbathe during the day or to enjoy the animation of the seafront in the evening or at night.

The west side of the Cape is also known as Cape Town’s Riviera, which begins at the V and A Waterfront on the north shore and ends at Hout Bay. Inbetween is one of the most breathtaking scenic drives you are likely to encounter anywhere.

The beaches endless hours of sunshine, compared to European Beaches and the sunsets are truly spectacular with the sun disappearing over the horizon right before your eyes! No high rises her to spoil your view!


Table Mountain

Breathtaking scenery – South Africa is blessed with spectacular scenery, from Table Mountain to God’s Window, the mountains, forests, coasts and deserts of South Africa are awe inspiring. The combination of spectacular landscapes and beautiful weather make South Africa perfect for adventure. Explore the stunning Panorama Route in Mpumalanga, see the mountains of Drakensberg, or visit the Augrabies Falls National Park in the Northern Cape.

LGBT+ jet-setters spend their days here hiking world-famous Table Mountain, driving The Cape of Good Hope or uncorking New World Wines in nearby Stellenbosch. By night they flock to De Waterkant—aka the heart of gay Cape Town—to clink pints with sun-kissed locals.  


Life is a beach

Sun-soaked coasts

Teeming with marine life and some of the best surfing the world has to offer, South Africa boasts over 1,700 miles of incredible coastline.

Whether you’re looking to soak up the rays on Port Elizabeth’s sun-kissed beaches, visit the local penguins at Boulder Beach, or dive for shipwrecks off the Diamond Coast, with golden beaches and unspoiled nature in abundance, it’s more than just the place where the cool Atlantic and warm Indian Oceans meet.

Taste the difference


Cape Town Winelands – No trip to Cape Town is complete without visiting the Winelands with gourmet restaurants and stunning vineyards.

The Winelands wine country makes for an enjoyable day trip, but if you have time, try to spend a night or two out this way.  Franschhoek makes an ideal base to explore the sprawling valleys and vineyards of the winelands. Escaping religious persecution, French Huguenots arrived in 1688 and settled in what was then known as Olifantshoek (“Elephants Corner”), due to the herds of elephants that used the lush valley as a birthing ground (baboons still populate the hills today), and brought the secrets and skill of winemaking with them.

Delicious cuisine – From traditional comfort food to Michelin-starred dining; a hearty shebeen buffet or a boma beneath a star-strewn African sky, you’ll be spoilt with the choice of great value, mouth-watering South African food. Plus, let’s not forget South Africa’s award-winning wine regions including Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.


Cosmopolitan cities, dramatic coastal roads, wonderful wildlife… why not enjoy them all on your South Africa holiday?

Let’s create your South Africa holiday today. Car hire, rail journeys or an escorted tour; there are plenty of ways to get about.


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South Africa

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Wildlife safaris

The most iconic thing to do in South Africa is of course a safari… No trip to South Africa would be complete without going in search of the famous ‘Big Five’ – keep your eyes peeled and cameras ready!

What will you see?

Everyone going on safari wants to see lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino, collectively known as the ‘Big Five’. A close encounter with one of these magnificent animals is a sight to behold and will undoubtedly be a highlight of your safari adventure. However, there is an abundance of other fascinating wildlife to see, such as wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, hippo, cheetah and much more. There are no guarantees, after all, you are in the wild.

Eastern Cape – A Cape Safari is an excellent choice for first-timers and the perfect extension to a stay in Cape Town. Explore the city then take a leisurely drive along the Garden Route, enabling you to combine the buzz of the city, fabulous scenery and a safari.

Kruger National Park – The most famous of game reserves in South Africa, Kruger National Park is home to the ‘Big Five’, the vulnerable cheetah, endangered wild dog and several elusive small cat species.

Madikwe Game Reserve – The second largest reserve in South Africa appeals to families due to it being malaria-free. Madikwe is renowned for its strong population of wild dogs and variety of game viewing, plus it is home to over 400 species of birds.

Doing your bit – Game reserves play a huge part in conservation with an extensive range of programmes in place to protect the animals and the environment. Guests are encouraged to get involved and reserves often provide a unique behind-the-scenes experience.

Your safari check list – We recommend a minimum stay of two nights and it is advisable to arrive before lunch to maximise your game viewing – Lightweight casual clothes are advisable for summer months, but it can get chilly in the winter, so take lots of layers. It is a good idea to wear neutral coloured clothing and sturdy, comfortable walking shoes. Other essentials include insect repellent, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, binoculars and of course a camera!

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