September 17, 2012
Top gay travel destinations: Cape Town recognised in Out Now survey
Roy Barford has lived in more than 10 cities and towns around the world, but decided to settle in Cape Town. He loves the fact that he can enjoy both urban and natural adventures every day, surrounded by creativity and tranquility.
He is a sports fanatic who can often be found at Newlands rugby and cricket stadiums, while he also enjoys outdoor adventure activities and exploring Cape Town's vast nightlife options.
Roy has written for publications such as the Sunday Tribune, Cape Argus and the Star, and has also blogged for websites such as Southafrica.net, Tablemountain.net.
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:
19. Cape Town
17. Mexico City
15. São Paulo
12. Hong Kong
11. Las Vegas
10. Los Angeles
7. Buenos Aires
5. San Francisco
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.
Read about getting to Cape Town.