SOUTH AFRICA

OLD WORLD LUXURY. NEW WORLD WINE TOURS. AND EXOTIC SAFARIS WITH OUT ADVENTURES GAY TRAVEL

The Lowdown

South Africa is our premiere destination on its namesake continent. It serves up a savage amount of adventure, luxury, and big city nightlife. From the Cape of Good Hope, to an emerging wine region, to Big Five safaris just a short flight away, the other side of the world feels like - well - a whole new world.

Population: 49 million
Language: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho, Tswana, Swati, Tshivenda, Tsonga, North Sotho
Currency: South African Rand (ZAR)
Time Zone: (GMT+02:00) Harare, Pretoria
Electricity: A/B/C

The LGBT Factor

While social stigma can still be an issue, South Africa was actually the first country to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation. It was also the fifth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage. Gay nightlife revolves around Johannesburg and Cape Town, and both cities have thriving LGBT communities.

The Best Time to Visit

Deciding when to visit South Africa depends on what you want to see. Cape Town is lovely from November to February, which is their summer. But it's also the wet season in Kruger Park (and the majority of other wildlife/safari hotspots). On the flip side, the best time for game viewing is typically June to October...there will be less rain on safari, but it will be cool and wet in Cape Town.

The Shock Factor

When travelling to South (and Southern) Africa, you'll see both good and bad. Poverty is widespread, but the friendly locals make up for it. Most of the conveniences of home will be present, with nearly all hotels and lodges offering complimentary Wi-Fi.

Visas

There is no visa requirement for American, Australian, British and Canadian travellers to South Africa. There may be exceptions, and all visas are the responsibility of the traveller. If you are travelling to nearby countries such as Zambia or Zimbabwe, you will likely require a visa which can be obtained at point of entry.

Vaccinations

Based on entry requirements, there are no vaccinations needed for entry unless your home country, or a country you are travelling to before or after this tour, has restrictions in place. To determine if you should take preventative measures to reduce the risk of illness, consult with your doctor or a travel medical clinic. OUT Adventures cannot provide vaccination recommendations.

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TOURS

REVIEWS

RATING:

Brian H.

South Africa & Victoria Falls In Style

Excellent trip with every single detail addressed perfectly. The group size was great and Robert couldn't have been better!!

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

RATING:

David D

South Africa & Victoria Falls In Style

Out Adventures organized an incredible itinerary and the perfect survey trip for the southern part of Africa. With all of the highlights of Cape Town as well as an amazing safari experience and Victoria Falls, the trip really touched on the best of what Africa has to offer. Accommodations in Cape Town were incredible and other highlights included our day with the Wine Fairy, our many animal encounters, and our exploration of the falls.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 4/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

RATING:

David R

South Africa & Victoria Falls In Style

Out Adventures did a fantastic job putting together this tour of South Africa and Zambia. Not only were the visits to Cape Town, Sabi Sands and Victoria Falls perfect in every way, Robert and the Out Adventures Team put together an outstanding set of hotels, guides, events, restaurants and tours.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

RATING:

Jon S.

South Africa & Victoria Falls In Style

Wonderful experience. Highly recommended. Out Adventures really delivers a fantastic experience for LGBT travelers.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

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