Gay Friendly Travel in South Africa -
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South Africa is a "World in one Country" and offers one of the most progressive non-discrimination policies in the world.


South Africa expressly protects the rights of Gays and Lesbians in its constitution. 


Cape Town has emerged as one of the top gay destinations which are attributed to its beautiful beaches, natural landscapes, and a vibrant gay nightlife.


Cape Town was recently featured in both Genre Magazine and Out Traveler as one of the top gay and lesbian destinations to visit!  


South Africa legalizes gay marriage!  Read more.....



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Take care of the luxuries, and the necessities will take care of themselves." -- Dorothy Parker


With Ms. Parker's wise words in mind, we ask ourselves, why settle for run-of-the mill when there's an opportunity to be fabulous? That adage about the best things in life being free never took into account the luxurious gay venues, trips and travel accessories that AFRICAN CLASSIC ENCOUNTERS design for their discerning clientele.

To whet the appetites of hedonistic gay and lesbian pleasure seekers (you know who you are; time to come out of your mink-lined closets!), we present some of our favorite high-end hotspots in top gay-friendly destinations in South Africa, a few of our favorite upcoming luxury trips and some jaw-dropping "accessories," representing merely the sparkling tip of a diamond-encrusted iceberg of gay travel goodies.

For oodles more high-end hideaways, decadent dining spots and egregiously luxurious tours and events, access our Passport to Africa. 

Don't despair if you think that luxury means it's out of your price range though. Although high quality comes with a price, we've provided a wide range of choices.

Take a lover to one of these guesthouses or exclusive private game reserves and it's bound to be the gift that keeps on giving!

Nightlife in Cape Town...

When Cape Town dims her lights after dinner, it’s time for the real fun to start.

Take your pick of the numerous nightclubs, discotheques , wine-bars, music pubs, cocktail lounges and restaurants. The Waterfront, Sea Point, Camps Bay, Observatory and lower Cape Town buzz until the early hours.

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Important  notes...

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Pink Loerie Festival in Knysna....

In May the whole of Knysna goes pink!  The annual Pink Loerie Festival are drawing more and more international participants as the festival gains in popularity.

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South Africa legalizes same sex marriages!

On December 1, 2006 a new law was signed into effect to legalize same sex marriages. Read more>>

Want to get married in South Africa?

Why not make memories and tie the know in one of the most exotic destinations in the world?  Read more..

Why travel any other way?

As a gay destination specialist, we pride ourselves in providing the gay visitor to Southern Africa an all-inclusive service.

From planning detailed itineraries, booking accommodation, car rental, tours and excursions, to planning tailor-made trips and tours (guided or self-drive).

We make suggestions and recommendations to suit your needs with emphasis on personal service.

Whether it be relaxing on the beach under glorious African sun or going on an exciting Safari where 'the boys are separated from the men', you are sure to have lots of fun on a visit to this, The Rainbow Nation!

Contact African Classic Encounters to arrange a customized trip which will exceed all expectations.....

Read about the jeweler who gave away two wedding bands to the first gay couple to get married in South Africa after it was signed into law>>



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