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Discover the scenic wonders of South Africa.
There’s plenty to feast your eyes upon or lift your
spirits at this LGBTQ friendly destination...
Often called the adventure capital
of the world , South Africa offers
intrepid LGBTQI travellers plenty of
opportunities for jaw-dropping experiences or
relaxing interludes. Whether it’s cage diving with
crocs, swimming with sharks, coming face to face
with a big cat on the open savannah or indulging
in the finest food and wine, South Africa offers
something for ever yone.
Encompassing over 3000km of coastline and a
sunny climate perfe ct for travel, S outh Africa is an
ideal destination to unleash your inner explorer.
There are nine provinces in S outh Africa: Eastern
Cape, Fre e State, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal;
Gauteng , North West, Northern Cape, Limpopo
and Mpumalang a and each is home to a unique
The S outh African landscape runs the g amut
from rug ged coastline to g rasslands to arid desert.
Home to some of the most unusual flora and fauna
in the world, South Africa has been declared one
of the 18 megadiverse destinations in the world.
As a pioneer and leader in responsible tourism,
South Africa has numerous conser vation projects
to protect its natural heritag e – and travellers can
support and take part in many of these projects.
The country is home to the famous Big Five,
(rhino, elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo) it
boasts g ame preser ves and conser vation parks
such as the De Wildt Cheetah Sanctuar y. Started
in 1971 on her parent’s chicken farm by Ann
van Dyk, The DeWildt sanctuar y has assumed a
crucial role in the sur vival of many endang ered
South African spe cies. Besides cheetah, the centre
also contributes to the conser vation of African
wild dogs and Cape v ultures.
It’s not just the wildlife and natural beauty that
will pique your interest. With Cape Town home
to a thriving LGBTQI community, South Africa
offers plenty of oppor tuty for urban adventures as
well. S outh Africa has a bustling economy and all
the perks that go with that fact, such as wonderful
shopping locales and fine food and wine for those
hoping for g astronomic delights. With a climate
not dissimlar to Australia, S outh Africa also has
a thriving wine industry - so be sure to spend at
least a couple of days exploring the vine yards.
Tourists looking for something a little more
traditional can venture past the cities and discover
markets selling local wares and get a taste of local
culture. Although a g uide can be handy for these
adventures since S outh Africa is a multi-ling ual
countr y (11 official lang uages including English,
Afrikaans, isiZulu and Setswana) and always
remember to bring bottled water if travelling to
a remote region.
Best of all, a trip to South Africa is immensely
affordable, $1=8R , making life’s luxuries that
much more affordable. Imagine a classy dinner
and drinks for two at just $20...
Discover more about South African travel at
southafrica.net. Next month: Cape Town’s LGBTQ
• With seven LGBTQI festivals held
throughout the year, South Africa makes
a great destination to celebrate your
• South Africa is the only country in Africa
to embrace and legalise same sex
relationships . Have a wonderful adventure
without having to conceal who you are.
• South Africa is one of the only countries
in the world offering legalised same sex
marriages. Why not plan your nuptials.
• South Africa has a flamboyant and vibrant
gay community in Cape Town.
• Want to soak up some sun whilst away?
South Africa’s beaches are LGBTQI friendly
and accept and embrace same sex couples
amongst the general population.
• South Africa is home to amazingly beautiful
winelands with great quality wine at
extremely affordable prices.
• South Africa has a range of guest houses
and accommodation that cater specifically
to the needs/wants of the LGBTQI
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