MCQP Cape Town 2018

The MCQP (Mother City Queer Project) party takes place every December in Cape Town. It is the highlight of the gay Summer season and attracts thousands of guys from around the world. The event celebrates its 24th anniversary in 2017.

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    The MCQP Party is held at different locations each year. The 2017 venue is The Castle of Good Hope, Darling & Buitenkant Str, Foreshore

The Mother City Queer Project – Let the Summer begin! (December in Cape Town)

The MCQP party takes place in December in Cape Town. Each year the theme is different. More than 10,000 people attend the event. MCQP, which started in 1994 as a highlight on the Cape Town gay calendar, has grown into South Africa’s biggest dress-to-theme party attended by all sorts of fun-loving creatives, from all over the world.

Each year, event director Ian McMahon and his team devises a spectacular theme for the annual event. The aim is simple; to provide a basis for partygoers to unleash their creativity! Patrons have about two months to come up with original, innovative and of course fabulous outfits to wear for their moment in the limelight.

As with anything it’s all about location, location, location! And there’s no better setting than Cape Town for this free-spirited event. To change the scenery, the MCQP Party Cape Town  has rocked several iconic venues in and around the Mother City. MCQP is not just a dress-up party. It’s a place where people get together without judgement and express themselves as they want.

We have found hotels with good reviews that keep you close to all the action,

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

MCQP – 2017 Theme

Dark forces, mystical creatures from the time of Merlin; a gathering of knights, kings and queens, royalty and warriors – the theme for the highly anticipated 2017 MCQP in December has been announced!

The “Dungeons & Dragons” theme of castles, kingdoms and ancient cities, will see the event return to the Castle of Good Hope after seventeen years for the gothic spectacular, with the venue celebrating its own 300th birth year in 2017.

Gay Map of Cape Town

Most of the gay bars are located in the De Waterkant area, surrounded by some lovely restaurants and only a short walk to the shopping streets, we have chosen some hotels and apartment that keep you in the hard of all the action.

Video Of MCQP Cape Town

2017 MCQP Dungeons & Dragons Theme Launch

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



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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



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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



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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

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The Capital Mirage Hotel



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

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