South Africa has a lot going for it. Incredible wildlife, bustling cities and a welcoming LGBTQ+ culture make the country a world-class destination for all travelers.
The Spartacus Gay Travel Index 2019 ranks South Africa the safest and friendliest country in Africa for LGBTQ+ travelers.
South Africa’s biggest tourist cities, Johannesburg and Cape Town, are also great cities for LGBTQ+ travelers. The cities host regular festivals celebrating LGBTQ+ culture and have many popular venues.
Cape Town, especially, is loaded with events. The city hosts an annual Pride festival in mid-February. Cape Town also hosts The Pink Loerie. This Mardi Gras-like festival takes place annually over five days and celebrates local LGBTQ+ culture with shows and live entertainment.
For a bigger city experiences, travelers can check out Johannesburg. Beefcakes regularly hosts drag shows and is a great spot to get a burger and cocktail. If you don’t mind leaving Johannesburg proper, Babylon Club is in Pretoria, just a few miles north of Johannesburg.
Johannesburg hosts its own Pride festival and has many bath houses, bars and history to discover.
TritonWear is an innovative IoT product that’s bringing elite sport analytics to everyday swimmers. The affordable and user-friendly technology was created by a Toronto startup and is aimed at swimmers looking to increase their speed and overall skill. The TritonWear platform, which includes both the wearable and the app, helps swimmers pinpoint weaknesses and reduce injury risk.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.