CAPE TOWN GAY LEGISLATION
South Africa has one of the most liberal constitutions in the world and outlaws homophobia (hate speech on the grounds of sexual orientation is illegal), protects the sanctity of same-sex relationships and new legislation has acknowledged homosexual marriages. This being said it does not mean that Cape Town is less african than the rest of the continent. It only means that laws have been put in place to protect its citizens.
DE WATERKANT VILLAGE
The pinnacle of gay Cape Town has to be De Waterkant village in Green Point, that breaks free from the boundaries of what is normally defined as being exclusively gay. With its cosy cafes, multi-functional restaurants, delightful guest houses, chic designer shops and pulsating night life, it has transformed itself into a most pleasing community. But dont think that this is where the pink map of Cape Town ends, all along the Atlantic seaboard, guest houses, tearooms and exquisite break-away spots can be found that embrace the power of the pink.
The Triangle Project is a service organisation working to eradicate discrimination against and within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. It provides sexual health education, free weekly walk-in clinics, professional face to face counselling and a helpline.
Cape Info Africa is a tourists dream come true. If you need information on exploring the Atlantic Seaboard, this is your highway to a variety of travel and tourism answers.
Wanderwoman (www.wanderwoman.co.za) is Cape Town’s own sisterhood of travelling muses. A facilitating service operated by lesbians, for lesbians.
CAPE TOWN GAY ACCOMMODATION
Establishments that cater for the gay travellers needs are situated in Cape Town, Green Point and along the Atlantic Seaboard. Ranging from the bed & breakfast establishments to the luxury hotel and villa accommodation and sleeping up to ten guests, with en-suite bathrooms, panoramic Cape Town views, air-conditioning, satellite tv’s and wireless internet access, these accommodation venues cater for all the needs of the gay community.