Gay Capetown South Africa

 



CAPE TOWN provides water, culture and beauty! 

People call it the San Francisco of South Africa.

The oldest South African city is unarguably the most beautiful with its endless features. Moutains, water, sandy beaches, vineyards  and some gorgeous people!
 
Regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world:- ‘heaven at the tip of Africa’ and voted as one of the top 5 Gay travel destinations, Cape Town is a cosmopolitan city to be seen!

The most popular time of year to visit is December thru February when the temps are 80’s in the day and 60’s at night. March thru May is not quite as busy and cool off a bit but still very nice. DECEMBER is The Mother City Queer Project Festival  – Born out of a much smaller event that was held back in 1994, the annual MCQPF  is one of biggest gay and lesbian events in the city. As with many pride marches around the world, flamboyant costumes are the order of the day and the bigger, brighter and shinier the better. The festival is hosted at the city’s Ratanga Junction Theme Park which is transformed into a party playground with up to eight different stages and dance arenas. A great celebration of South African sexual diversity, this is a party not to be missed. Attracts about 10,000   people.

There is also a big Pride Festival late February – early March.

OUT IN AFRICA
, the  GLBT film Festival happens  mid-September.




White sand and breath-taking views…There  are a few  gay popular beachs;  Clifton 3 & Graaffs Pool, which is about 15 minutes outside the city.  Clifton 3 has lots of muscle boys. Very hot!  Right next door is a straight section. Actually many of the straight guys are just as fit as the gay guys! However, you see more gays in lycra and more straights in those awful board shorts that hide everything.


In SeaPoint, Graaffs pool is more of a nude sun bathing, men only, platform; with a gay mens and straight mens section.

Sandy Bay Beach, is about a 40-minute trip from the city.  And a little hike when you get there. Known for its natural beauty, it’s very secluded. Nudist beach.

– Take your sunscreen!

Just north of the city center, and west of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront along a street called De Waterkant is the “gay village.”  You’ll find everything from cozy neighborhood bars to big nightclubs (known for a wild nightlife!) to eclectic restaurants.


A hotspot for gay culture, Cape Town boasts a liberal attitude and is very accepting of the Gay community which is large and growing.


Café Manhattan is probably one of the oldest gay venues, it is a relaxed bar and restaurant, also might want to try The Bronx,  a popular action bar. For the more theatrically inclined, On Broadway offers regular performances by popular entertainers.


Just over 4 million people make up Cape Town and 11 different languages are spoken here!  People are very friendly and have a reputation for hospitality. Whether you want to go shark diving, paragliding, jet ski,  absailing  or  just hang out on the beach and man watch….Cape Town is  a fun time!


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