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September 17, 2012

Top gay travel destinations: Cape Town recognised in Out Now survey

MCQP 2011 in Cape Town. Photo supplied by MCQP organisers

Cape Town is among the top 20 gay travel destinations for 2013, according to a survey conducted by Out Now Business Class, who specialise in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) market. This comes after Clifton 3rd beach was last year named among the top 10 gay beaches in the world by GayCities.com.

Cape Town is the only African city to make the list. In addition to its overall pink appeal, Cape Town is home to Table Mountain, one of the New7Wonders of Nature, and was chosen as one of Lonely Planet's Ten Best Beach Cities 2011

The top 20 gay destinations for 2013, according to Out Now Business Class, are:

Clifton 3rd, rated one of the world's best gay beaches. Photo courtesy Coda

Cape Town Pride, 2012. Photo courtesy B.T. Indrelunas

20. Miami

19. Cape Town

18. Rome 

17. Mexico City

16. Berlin

15. São Paulo

14. Barcelona

13. Melbourne

12. Hong Kong

11. Las Vegas

10. Los Angeles

9. Amsterdam

8. Tokyo

7. Buenos Aires

6. Paris

5. San Francisco

4. London

3. Sydney

2. Rio de Janeiro

1. New York City

Earlier this year, USA President Barack Obama announced that he supported same-sex marriage and Cape Town Tourism welcomed LGBT couples to choose Cape Town as their honeymoon destination. Capetonians are very open-minded and easy-going, where LGBT events such as Cape Town Pride (March) and MCQP (December) take place every year. The video below sums up Cape Town Pride 2012.

Cape Town Pride 2012

Read about getting to Cape Town

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