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February 24, 2012

Cape Town’s top pink places to stay

Cape Town has countless luxury gay-friendly guesthouses such as the Pink Rose Guesthouse in Somerset West. Photo courtesy Pink Rose Guesthouse & Spa

Known by many as the Pink Capital of South Africa, Cape Town is well-known for its vibrant gay scene.

In 2011, Out Now Consulting, an agency that provides gay and lesbian marketing strategy, announced Cape Town as one of its Top Twenty LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Holiday Cities World-wide. Recently, the UK’s Guardian recognised Cape Town as one of the 10 most popular gay destinations in the world, and the US publication, Out and About, named the Mother City a world-wide favourite.

With awe-inspiring natural scenery, world-class luxury and countless gay-friendly guesthouses, bars, restaurants and coffee shops in neighbourhoods such as Green Point, Sea Point, De Waterkant and Somerset West, it’s not hard to see why Cape Town is fast becoming a favourite destination among "pink" travellers.

Top Places to Stay

Centrally located establishments such as the Glen Boutique Hotel in Sea Point and the Cape Royale Hotel in Green Point offer easy access to De Waterkant’s pink hotspots: 

Glen Boutique Hotel

Phone: +27 (0)21 439 0086

Email: info@glenhotel.co.za

Website: www.glenhotel.co.za

Cape Royale Hotel

Phone: +27 (0)21 430 0500

Website: www.caperoyale.co.za

Pink Rose Guesthouse

Further out of the city centre, the Pink Rose Guesthouse in Somerset West is favoured for its beautifully decorated rooms, as well as its spa and its wine tastings.

Phone: +27 (0)21 855 5189

Email: info@pinkroseguesthouse.com

Website: www.pinkroseguesthouse.com

Shisa! Guest Farm

Shisa! Guest Farm is situated in the quaint little town of Tulbagh. Head out to this oasis for history, relaxation, scenic drives, walks, wine farms, and horse riding.

Email: info@shisafarm.com

Website: shisafarm.webs.com

De Waterkant Cottages

De Waterkant Cottages offers a range of luxury apartments, cottages, villas and penthouses for medium- or short-term holiday rentals.

Phone: +27 (0)21 421 2300

Email: book@dewaterkantcottages.com

Website: www.dewaterkantcottages.com

Gap Leisure

Gap Leisure also offers a database of "pink" Cape Town accommodation from budget to luxury, hotel to self-catering.

Phone: +27 (0)21 801 4801

Email: news@gapleisure.com

Website: www.gapleisure.com

Tour the rest of Cape Town with the Pink Map that you can pick up at one of the Cape Town Tourism Visitor Information Centres.

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