Knysna is one of the cape’s most exclusive destinations and the quality of hotels on offer is superb!
Africa’s most colourful gay event – in the heart of the Garden Route!
Set in “South Africa’s Favourite Town of the Year”, the spectacularly colourful affair basically shuts down the tranquil Garden Route hub with five raucous days of shows, entertainment, a mini-market and heaps of over-the-top, flamboyant fun. Unquestionably a global highlight for the LGBTQ community, the festive carnival also appeals to anyone else who wants to celebrate diversity and acceptance.
Locals find it lekker too — Knysna shop-owners get in on the action by competing to win the title of Best Window Display and businesses offer sweet accommodation deals for the overcrowded town.
The barrage of drag shows, beauty pageants, art exhibitions and all-night jols culminates in a street parade, on Saturday, featuring fabulous floats and street performances followed by special afterparties.
Feathers, fairy wings and impossibly high stilettos are taking over Knysna.Here’s a quick look at what else you can expect at the out and proud fiesta.
Pink Loerie VIP Dinner
Partiers are invited to partake in a three-course, five-star meal that includes complimentary Barefoot Wine at the Simola Hotel Country Club and Spa
Mr. Mardi Gras
Irresistible males strut their stuff for a chance to win the coveted title of Mr. Mardi Gras at Zanzibar Night Club on Friday, 3 May at 10pm. Participants will model jeans and Bone Wear clothing for a go at some of the fantastic prizes, including a ride on a parade float. Entrance is R50p/p
The pinnacle of Pink Loerie comes with fantastic floats and brilliant costumes sailing down the streets of Knysna. The parade starts at on Saturday, 3pm sharp from behind Pledge Square. Floats must be ready and in line at 2:30pm.
We have found hotels with good reviews that keep you close to all the action,
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 Pink Loerie Festival
Including some great aerial footage!
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!
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
Located in Cape Town’s trendy suburb of Green Point, DysArt is a 5-star guest house offering luxurious and stylish accommodation.