Cape Town Gay Pride – The Globetrotter Guys

Author: , March 14th, 2019

Cape Town Gay Pride - The Globetrotter Guys

Gay Pride in Cape Town was not what we expected at all! It really is quite unique compared to many of the other gay pride events we have been to and we highly recommend you add it to your pride bucket-list.

We found Cape Town Pride to be so unique because of the people. We have never seen such a diverse and inclusive crowd of people at a pride festival! Most pride festivals we have been to have been 95% men (which of course is nice for us!), however this is not the case for Cape Town gay pride at all.

There is an even spread across all genders, age, sexuality and race – everyone is well represented which of course is what pride is about. We spoke with the Festival Director of Pride, Matthew Van As and he explained that there is a common misconception that Cape Town Pride is going to be just a festival full of the stereotypical white male crowd – the reality is completely different and as a result Cape Town Pride had a very diverse and local feel to it!

Lets take a look at all you need to know about Cape Town Gay Pride and let us convince you to get yourself booked for next year!

Full Story at The Globetrotter Guys

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Exploring Rainbow South Africa – Passport

Author: , January 14th, 2019

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For travelers of all ages, South Africa is one of the top destinations in the world. From luxury safaris and one-of-a kind cultural attractions to culinary, art, and nature explorations, South Africa truly has something for everyone. And we know this from experience!

Travel with us as we explore a diverse range of activities, landscapes, and welcoming communities all over this amazing country. Add to this the warmth, friendliness, and sense of humor of South African locals, and you will soon discover why we have fallen in love with The Rainbow Nation and return here as often as possible.

There are established gay and lesbian communities in Cape Town and Johannesburg, with smaller developments in Pretoria & Durban. Cape Town, often called the “LGBTQ Capital of Africa,” is a favorite destination for many people because of its proximity to the wine region, iconic tourist attractions, vibrant nightlife, and thriving LGBTQ scene.

Wherever you choose to go in South Africa, you are sure to find an exciting things to do, see, taste and experience that you will remember for a lifetime. Join us as we explore this beautiful country that celebrates and cherishes life and diversity every day of the year.

Full Story at Passport Magazine

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Queer Provincetown Paradise – Stuff.Co.NZ

Author: , December 19th, 2018

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Cape Cod is a tiny peninsula that stretches out, claw-like, from Massachusetts’ capital Boston. It’s about a three-hour drive, making it a popular summer escape for Bostonians and New Yorkers.

At the tip is the popular party town of Provincetown, the town that gave Anthony Bourdain his start in the kitchen as a dishwasher and a line cook. He referred to it as “paradise”, and once you’re there, you understand why. Long since known as a tolerant, free-spirited artist enclave, it’s also the hottest gay and lesbian destination in the north-east US.

You can still visit two places he name-checks in Parts Unknown’s Massachussetts episode. The first is the Lobster Pot, a two-storey whitewashed corner building on the beach with neon signage and splendid views. Bourdain missed its Portuguese kale soup, a local dish introduced by fishermen from the Azores, islands that lie between Provincetown and Portugal.

By Kylie McLaughlin – Full Story at Stuff.co.nz

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City Sundays: Cape Town

Author: , December 27th, 2015

City Sundays Cape Town

Hey all,

Welcome to our weekly series on the blog and our Facebook travel groups – City Sundays. Each week we’ll select a different LGBT friendly city to talk about, and we’ll invite our innkeeper and travel agent/tour operator friends to come talk with us about it as well.

After the fall of apartheid, Cape Town has risen to become a gay travel mecca on the southern tip of the African Continent. Cape Town and its surrounding area offers so much to do, from beaches to night life to wine tours – and of course you can always venture inland for a safari.

Have you ever been? What did you do while you were there?

Do you wanna go?

Let’s chat! Join the conversation here:

Gay (Men) Travelers: Gay Travel Club
Lesbian Travelers: Lesbian Travel Club
Transgender Travelers: Transgender Travel Club
Bisexual Travelers: Bi Travel Club
LGBT Families: LGBT Families Travel Club

Check out our Cape Town page here:

https://www.purpleroofs.com/africa/southafrica/southafricawcape.html

And our Cape Town articles on the blog here:

http://purpleroofs.com/gay-travel-blog/?s=%22Cape+Town%22

Gay Couple Turned Away From Cape Town Guesthouse Wins Case

Author: , April 17th, 2015

South_African_Gay_CoupleA gay couple who won a legal case against the owners of a Christian guesthouse can now proclaim victory. A South African court has said LGBTI people cannot be discriminated against in public services.

Neil Coulson and his husband Jonathan Sedgwick had tried to get a room at the Wolseley guesthouse in Cape Town in November 2013. After they tried to book, they were told by owners Marina and Seth Neethling the establishment was not ‘gay friendly’.

Supported by Freedom of Religion SA, the Neethlings argued they were unable to accomodate the gay couple because ‘if they willingly and knowingly make a room available where homosexual sex will be practiced, this will make them liable to sin as they would in effect be helping the homosexual couple to sin.’

By Joe Morgan – Full Story at Gay Star News | Cape Town Gay Travel Resources

Gay Cape Town – The Vibrant Heart of Africa Part 2

Author: , December 3rd, 2014

Cape Town - Apple MapsThe unrivaled star attraction in Cape Town is Table Mountain. Recently named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, little can prepare you for the jaw-dropping beauty of this flat-topped icon.

It forms part of the Table Mountain National Park – a craggy spine, stretching from Cape Town’s city centre along the Cape Peninsula to the Cape of Good Hope, where it plunges into the Atlantic’s surf.

More than 20 million visitors have been ferried by the aerial cable to the top of the mountain, some 3,558ft above the city, in a journey that takes less than five minutes to complete. The views from the top are staggering, and on a clear day you can see all the way across False Bay to the distant mountain ranges that are home to the winelands.

A useful tip is to head up Table Mountain on the first day it’s clear during your stay – it isn’t uncommon for the table-top to be covered in a cloth of clouds for days on end, with no cable cars serving the route. While on the mountain keep an eye out for the famous local flora. Table Mountain forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, and despite being the smallest of the six recognised floral kingdoms in the world, it boasts the greatest biodiversity.

By JD Van Zyl – Full Story at Gay Star News | Cape Town Gay Travel Resources

Gay Cape Town – The Vibrant Heart of Africa

Author: , December 1st, 2014

cape-town-apple-mapsYou have to be kidding me!’ he says, a confident smile spreading across his Latino face

‘Why?’ I reply, a touch surprised.

‘You’ve come to the most beautiful city in the world and you’re only staying for a week? Change your plans. Give her two weeks at least. Let her work her magic with you…’

Franco should know. He came to Cape Town from Buenos Aires four years ago for what was meant to be a short break. Three weeks later he lost his heart to the Mother City – and a local lad – and has only been back to his homeland twice since.

I pick up where I left off. ‘What I was going to say was I lost my heart to this city a long time ago already…’

In fairness, it’s pretty easy to fall head over heels for Cape Town. Yours truly fell in love with the city some 15 years ago, and lived there for over eight years. A colourful metropolis on the south-westerly tip of the African continent, Cape Town has a way of getting under your skin and pulling you back to its golden shores, rugged mountain backdrop and azure breakers time and time again. It’s a city of jaw-dropping beauty, bizarre contrasts and one that boasts the most liberal outlook on life in South Africa, and the rest of the continent.

By JD Van Zyl – Full Story at Gay Star News | Cape Town Gay Travel Resources

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Visiting Gay Cape Town, South Africa

Author: , May 17th, 2014

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You will create once-in-a-lifetime memories when you get married, so plan on doing it in a location that can rival any dream. Cape Town, South Africa blends a political stand for equality with awe-inspiring land and seascapes. Head into the nation’s wide-open safari lands for your honeymoon, and you kick off your life together with peak experiences.

Making arrangements will be easy–the tourism board (www.capetown.travel) even has web sections on “Pink Cape Town” and “Gay Weddings in Cape Town.” Plan your ceremony in one of the Mother City’s beautiful public spaces: high above the city at the summit of iconic Table Mountain or barefoot in the warm sands of Clifton Third (the gay) Beach.

A short drive brings you to Stellenbosch, Constantia, and the rest of wine country for outstanding estate ceremony options amid vineyards and wineries that provide exquisite wedding day photography–every angle seems like glowing soft-focus golden hour–but it’s just another day in South Africa’s wine region.

By Joseph Pedro – Passport Magazine | Gay Cape Town Gay Travel Resources
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Cape Town, Africa’s Gay Capital

Author: , January 18th, 2014

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South Africa is the place for high-octane adventure, travel and cultural exploration. Because of the introduction of democracy through the government of Nelson Mandela, the gay community can proudly claim the status of their constitution which prohibits discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. Overseas nuptials are even possible as South Africa became the first African nation to legalize same-sex marriage in 2006.

LGBT travel in South Africa was not always easy. Twenty years ago, most of the LGBT establishments were underground because the community was required to keep their activities low-key and away from the government eye. During apartheid, homosexuality was a crime aimed at keeping gay political activists at bay.

Today, the city of Cape Town is the most popular destination in South Africa for LGBT tourists. Cape Town is known as “Pink City” or the gay capital of Africa. In 2016, the city will host the 33rd Annual International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) Global Convention.

Authored By Adrienne Jordan – See the Full Story at LGBT Weekly

Click here for gay travel resources in Cape Town.

IGLTA Plans 33rd Annual Convention in Cape Town

Author: , October 27th, 2013

IGLTA LogoFort Lauderdale, Fla. ( 8 October, 2013 )–The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association will host its 33rd Annual Global Convention in Cape Town, South Africa in 2016. This marks the first time IGLTA will hold its premier educational and networking conference in an African country in its 30-year history.

Convention bids were evaluated during the association’s 4-5 October board meeting in Madrid, host city of IGLTA’s 2014 convention next May. “Cape Town is a world-class city — incredibly scenic and with a vibrant LGBT community. It has all the right ingredients to ensure a successful convention,” says Dan Melesurgo, IGLTA Board Chair. “Bringing the convention to Africa for the first time is an opportunity to grow our membership there and create greater understanding and awareness of the LGBT travel market on the continent.”

South Africa, which became the world’s first country to enact a constitutional ban against discrimination based on sexual orientation in 1996, is considered the most progressive country on the continent for LGBT issues. In July, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights chose South Africa for the launch of its “Free & Equal” global campaign to promote LGBT equality.

See the Full Story at Windy City

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