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 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.
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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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De Waterkant Village
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Located in Cape Town’s gay district, de Waterkant, these apartments offer everything you could need! Perfect location.

The Westin Cape Town
Perfect location – Great Spa

Close to the gay district of DeWaterkant, the Westin has a stunning Spa with amazing views of the city.

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