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Opulence. Our new gay South Africa tour is shamelessly extravagant. To grasp the level of luxury you can expect, here’s a primer on the Haute hotels featured. They’ll make you feel like you – own – everything!

Victoria Falls Safari Club, Victoria Falls

(2023 Departures)

The height of our first hotel’s standards may only be dwarfed by Victoria Falls itself. No request is too big, no standard is too large, and no expectation will be unmet.

After a day exploring the falls, kickback by the hotel pool overlooking the African savannah. Enjoy brunch on the hotel terrace. And when dusk settles over the savannah, head to the lounge for a nightcap.

Finally, gay travellers will be drooling over the interior design. Neutral tones pop next to smart elemental touches inspired by both the surroundings and a bygone era of colonial wealth.

Palm River Hotel, Victoria Falls

(2024 Departures)

For our first stop, we’ll sink into the splendor of the Palm River Hotel and its sweeping views of the Zambezi River. Cosmopolitan in style yet expertly tailored to the landscape, this idyllic escape offers the perfect respite after a full day at the falls. Dine al fresco or go for a rejuvenating sunset dip in the glamorous pool.

Gay travellers will appreciate how the classic parquet flooring and large sliding doors create an interior aesthetic that blends seamlessly into the natural surroundings. Whether you’re starting the day out with a coffee or ending the evening with a cocktail, this hotel will have you feeling right at home… in Africa!

Inyati Game Lodge, Sabi Sands Game Reserve

For the second leg of our journey, we’ll be touching down at Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa. It’s here we’ll do the majority of our game drives, checking the Big 5 off our list and photographing Africa’s flora and fauna.

With splendid panoramic views, Inyati Game Lodge is the perfect place for peace and relaxation while watching animals meander past. Each private suite is elegantly styled, spacious and cooled by ceiling fans. Not to mention, all the rooms open directly onto the savanna, submerging you in your African surroundings.

Camissa House, Cape Town

To cap off this sumptuous South Africa sojourn, unpack your bags at one of Cape Town’s best boutique hotels, Camissa House. This serene escape is nestled right into the side of Table Mountain, granting you privacy in the heart of the bustling city.

LGBT jet setters have continuously fallen in love with Camissa’s gorgeous interior design. All eight rooms are uniquely decorated in calming pastels with natural decorations and highlights. Beyond its sophisticated interior, you can expect an extraordinary terrace, a beautiful private pool, superb service and some of the best views of both Table Mountain and the sea.

All photos courtesy of Camissa House, Inyati Game Lodge, Victoria Falls Safari Club, and Palm River Hotel.

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