Cape Town Gay Pride 2020

Cape Town Gay Pride twirls its way into town for the 16th consecutive year in 2020. The event normally takes place on the last weekend in February, celebrating cultural diversity and to create awareness for LGBTIQ issues in South Africa and beyond.

  • Event Dates

    From: Friday, Feb 14th, 2020
    To: Sunday, Mar 1st, 2020

  • Key Highlights

    • The Main parade
    • The annual pool party
    • Nine days of parties
    • Hot Men

The hottest party in Africa’s Rainbow Nation!

When it comes to Gay Pride Cape Town has its own style, with hot winter sun, pristine beaches and the backdrop of Sugarloaf Mountain you just know it’s going to be magical.

This time around, the calendar highlight includes a fantastic collection of parties, parades and protests scattered across the 10-day period.

Ten days of parties and parades, all of Cape Town comes together to make gay pride an event to remember, the bars and clubs have lots of event nights to keep you entertained and of course you have the legendary pool party at the Glen Hotel, one of Cape Town’s best gay hotels.

The theme of Cape Town Pride 2020 is “No Excuses. No Regrets.” The Pride is partnering up with Cape Town Carnival who will be lending some of their costumes to add extra fabulosity to the parade on the day of the event. The festival includes a variety of events such as drag shows, book launches, sporting events, film shows, poetry reading, and art exhibitions.

The Pride officially kicks off on Saturday with three very popular events taking place. The legendary Cozy Pool Party – Pride Edition, The Kasi Pre- Pride Party in Gugulethu taking place in the afternoon, then The Mr and Miss Cape Town Pride Pageant taking place at the Joseph Stone Auditorium (Athlone) in the evening.

The Main Event which is the highlight of the Queer Calendar is the Pride March taking place on Saturday 1st of March 2020 at the Gallows Hill Traffic Department in Green Point at 12 pm.

The Pride Mardi Gras will take place after the Pride March at Reddam Field located in the Green Point Park with a variety of entertainment on stage to enjoy such as some of the best drag acts, live bands and singers which the Mother City has to offer.

Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action

The Capital Mirage,   The Cape Royale,    DysArt Boutique,    The Westin.

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Where to Stay

The heart of Gay Cape Town is De Waterkant,
a leafy suburb, similar to New York’s Greenwich
Village, and is just a short walk from the busy
centre of the city.

Cape Town combines all the benefits of city living
with the possibility of laying on a gay beach to
sunbathe during the day. The  beaches of
Camps Bay, Sandy Bay and Clifton third beach
are all popular gay destinations.

Cape Town has a wide range of alternatives to
hotels including fully serviced suites and
luxury villas.

Save up to 70% on Hotels

Video Of Cape Town Pride

Highlights of the main parade through the city of Cape Town.

The Glenn Hotel Cape Town

Recommended Hotels in CAPE TOWN

Most of the gay bars and clubs in Cape Town are located in the DeWaterkant district, which is right in the heart of Cape Town, close to the popular V&A Waterfront.

Cape Royale Hotel 5 Star

Great location & great service!

The Cape Royale

This luxury 5-star hotel is located in central Green Point, just a 5-minute from the V&A Waterfront. It offers free Wi-Fi, a rooftop pool, gym and spa.

DysArt Boutique 5 Star

Close to the gay district

DysArt Boutique Hotel

Located in Cape Town’s trendy suburb of Green Point, DysArt is a 5-star guest house offering luxurious and stylish accommodation.

The Westin 5 Star

Close to the gay centre.

The Westin Cape Town

The Westin is set at the gateway to the V&A Waterfront and located adjacent to the CTICC. Hotel guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, free access to the Arabella Spa

The Capital Mirage 5 Star

Exploring Cape Town

The Capital Mirage Hotel

Offering a rooftop bar and outdoor pool, The Capital Mirage Hotel is conveniently situated between Cape Town’s city centre and trendy De Waterkant

Recommended Apartments and villas in Cape Town

Geneva Drive Villa
7 Bedrooms

Geneva Drive Villa Offers air conditioned accommodation with 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a living room, a dining area and a well-appointed kitchen with a dishwasher, and washing machine. An outdoor swimming pool. Free WiFi & free private parking

Merridew Villa
6 Bedrooms

Merridew Villa is a stylish 6-bedroom villa, five of the six bedrooms are en suite and some of them have a balcony with ocean views, a fully equipped kitchen and separate lounge areas for guests to relax in. as well as an outdoor pool.

Hollywood Mansion
6 Bedrooms

This secure and luxurious mansion includes a maid and bulter service. It is equipped with a heated pool, private gym, home cinema and 6 bedrooms. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar and there is a pool table and 3 lounges for relaxation.

Clifton Private Beach
3 Bedrooms

Clifton Private Beach Villa featuring an outdoor swimming pool and a bar, a full kitchen with a dishwasher, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 3 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms This villa has a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

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