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South Africa

5 Mar. - 15 Mar. 2024  |    Spots available  

Experience lions, elephants, and giraffes up close on a safari adventure in the legendary Addo Elephant National Park. Taste the magic of South African wine on a tour of the Winelands. Explore the most beautiful metropolis in the world – Cape Town. Discover the best of South Africa!

  • Adventure along the Garden Route

  • Indulgence in the Winelands

  • Cape Town – Pearl of the Cape

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Details

Day 1, Wed, 05.03.2024: Welcome to South Africa – Wamkelekile!

Your gay adventure begins! Upon your arrival at the Cape Town Airport, you’ll be greeted by your driver and taken to your hotel in the heart of Greenpoint, a trendy area of Cape Town with lively bars, restaurants, and clubs. In the afternoon (at the very latest), you’ll meet up with your guide and the other guys for an exciting tour of the city. You’ll quickly understand why Cape Town – also known as the Mother City – is considered the most beautiful city on earth. If the weather’s good, you’ll take a lift up to Table Mountain. From an altitude of 1,000 metres, you’ll have an absolutely breathtaking view of Cape Town and the endless ocean.

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Day 2, Wed, 06.03.2024: To the edge of Africa

Did you sleep well? Make sure to keep your eyes open on today’s ride along Chapman’s Peak Drive, a breathtaking coastal road that you may recognise from numerous car commercials. On your way to the Cape of Good Hope, you’ll drive past beaches of fine white sand and will be amazed by the dramatic cliffs and ocean waves with sea spray. After a photo stop at the Cape of Good Hope, you’ll head to your next highlight, Cape Point. By funicular (optional) or by foot, you’ll climb to the top of the most south westerly point of Africa. From here, you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view. You’ll end the second day of your gay adventure with a visit to the penguin colony at Boulders Beach.

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Day 3, Wed, 07.03.2024: The wine country calls

Today, you’ll take a trip to the sunny wine region in and around Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschhoek. Idyllic vineyards, countryside, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines, and 300 years of history are waiting to be explored. You’ll start with a visit to a winery in Stellenbosch including wine tasting and a cellar tour. You’ll then continue to Rhebokskloof near Paarl, where a delicious chocolate and wine tasting has been arranged for you. If you still have some time afterwards, you’ll make a brief stop in the picturesque town of Franschhoek on your way back.

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Day 4, Wed, 08.03.2024: The legendary Garden Route

Today, you’ll leave Cape Town and head east on the legendary Garden Route. The destination of the day is Knysna, an idyllic holiday resort located on a broad lagoon. In the early evening, you’ll enjoy the spectacular lagoon directly from the water on a dreamy sunset boat tour.

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Day 5, Wed, 09.03.2024: Close encounters with dolphins

Another unforgettable boat trip awaits you in the neighbouring seaside resort of Plettenberg Bay. Make sure to keep watch for dolphins and seals, which are indigenous to the area in large numbers. The afternoon is free for you to explore on your own. Make the most of your gay holiday – take this time to enjoy the Knysna Waterfront or maybe take a ride in a double kayak!

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Day 6, Wed, 10.03.2024: Off to the elephants

Get ready for the experience of a lifetime. Your next destination on the Garden Route is the unforgettable Addo Elephant National Park. In the afternoon, you’ll have the rare opportunity to go on safari and observe the “Big 5” and other fascinating wildlife in action (from the coach). You’ll feel like you’re in “Out of Africa”.

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Day 7, Wed, 11.03.2024: Safari feeling

After breakfast, another full-day safari adventure by coach through Addo Elephant National Park is on the agenda. Home to over 600 elephants as well as lions, buffaloes, black rhinos, leopards, and spotted hyenas, the park is the third largest national park in South Africa. It is also known for its unique birds. An unforgettable day is guaranteed. Alternatively, you can take part in a game drive in an open safari vehicle instead of by coach (additional fees payable directly on site). Awaken the gay adventurer in you!

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Day 8, Wed, 12.03.2024: Dreamy coast

Today with a heavy heart, you’ll leave the magical Addo region behind and head back along the Garden Route to Tsitsikamma National Park. On this coastal stretch of the Garden Route, you’ll find steep rocky cliffs, picturesque bays, wide sandy beaches, and dense evergreen rainforest – a true paradise!

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Why
South Africa
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  • Nelson Mandela was so right: “When you combine the natural beauty of South Africa with the hospitality and cultural diversity of our people, and also consider that the country is a haven for our wildlife, I am convinced that even the most conscientious critic would agree with me that we have been blessed with a truly wonderful country.” (Video)

  • Combine fantastic weather with the buzzing metropolis of Cape Town and you get a country bursting with joie de vivre. You’ll love South Africa!

  • South Africa is very progressive: it was the fifth country in the world and the first country in Africa to legalise same-sex marriage.

  • Cape Town is one of the world’s most popular gay destinations with a vibrant gay scene.

Hotels

On your round trip, you’ll stay in five charming, mid-range hotels typical of the country – including the popular Protea Hotel Sea Point in Cape Town, not far from the Waterfront.

Protea Hotel Sea Point | Cape Town

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The Graywood | Knysna

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Tsitsikamma Village Inn | Stormsrivier

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Protea Hotel Stellenbosch | Stellenbosch

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Garden Court Kings Beach | Port Elizabeth

Tour operator

This Guys.travel gay tour is organised and carried out by Marco Polo Reisen, a renowned specialist for worldwide discovery trips for over 60 years.

Prices and services

5 Mar. - 15 Mar. 2024  |    Spots available  

Have a room all to yourself

  € 2875,-  

Share a room with a partner/friend

  € 2375,-  

Price per person includes:

  • Individual airport transfers upon arrival and departure

  • Transportation during the tour in a good, air-conditioned coach

  • 10 nights in mid-range hotels in a double room with bath or shower/WC

  • 10 x breakfast, 1 x dinner

  • 2 x wine tasting and 1 x cellar tour in the wine country

  • Sunset cruise and dolphin discovery cruise

  • Itinerary as described (PDF)

  • Entrance fees according to itinerary

  • English speaking guide

  • CO2 compensation – climate neutral gay tour

Day 9, Wed, 13.03.2024: Pure nature

Get ready to explore Tsitsikamma National Park. The park is known for its ancient forest, pristine coastline, and beautiful rivers. On a hike, you’ll walk across the small beach and follow a boardwalk path that winds up and down through the coastal forest, offering fantastic views of the sea, the coast, and the estuary. The highlight of your hike is the 77-metre-long suspension bridge that spans the mouth of the Storm River and leads you to a pebble beach. From here, it is a steep climb up to a viewpoint with a fantastic view of the coast, but it’s definitely worth the effort!

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Day 10, Wed, 14.03.2024: Your destination: the Cape Region

Sadly, your gay holiday is drawing to a close – but there’s still time to explore some more. You’ll head towards the Cape Region – to Stellenbosch. On the way, you’ll have the opportunity to make a few more sightseeing stops along the magical Garden Route. In the afternoon, you’ll reach the historic university town of Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa. Here you can raise a glass to your South African adventure in the evening.

Day 11, Wed, 15.03.2024: Goodbye Rainbow Nation

After a hearty breakfast, it’s time to say “farewell”. Your individually arranged transfer will take you to the Cape Town Airport for your flight home (flights not included). Of course, you can extend your stay in Cape Town if you wish and have some more gay holiday fun!

Detailed travel itinerary (PDF)

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