CAPE TOWN Gay Events

Cape Town hosts some of the most loved gay events and parties in all of Africa, from the MCQP event to the New Year’s even white night. There are also Pink Wine Festivals, film festivals and more!

Pink-Loerie

Pink Loerie Mardi Gras

Celebrate gay pride in the Garden Route’s queen city. The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival is one amazing glittery weekend.
Gay Cape Town Party

MCQP Party Cape Town

The MCQP Party Cape Town (Mother City Queer Project) party takes place every December. It is the highlight of the gay Summer season with 5,000+ attendees.
Cape Town Gay Pride

Cape Town Gay Pride

Cape Town Gay Pride takes place from February 22nd to March 3rd to celebrate cultural diversity.
  • Cape Town pride

    Cape Town Pride takes place normally in the middle of February. Don’t miss the pool parties taking place at the Glenn Hotel during the Pride season.

  • The Mother of all Parties!

    The MCQP or Mother City Queer Project is simply out of this world! Each year the event gets bigger and better. The costume ball has a distinct theme each year!

Cape Town hosts some of the most amazing gay parties on the African Continent. Every year thousands of people visit for key events including the Gay Pride Week which takes place at the height of the Summer Season in February. Enjoy the amazing Red Party where the whole town is dressed in Red, the sexy pool parties, the Mr Gay Cape Town event and more.

In December, as most of the US and Northern Europe is in the depths of Winter, Cape Town basks in Summer glory and hosts the MCQP International Circuit Party. This event, more than 20 years old is perhaps one of the longest running parties of its kind. Each year the theme is different and the entire gay community of Cape Town and beyond dresses up and parties late into the night.

Cape Town is also the perfect destination to celebrate New Years Eve. Amazing Fireworks displays light up the sky over Table Mountain as thousands flock to the waterfront for open air concerts and shows. There are also street parties in the gay district on Coburn Street, the Winter Mardi Gras and more.

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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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