South Africa’s major cities have a thriving nightlife, with most boasting at least some gay clubs or venues. Cape Town and Johannesburg (Joburg or Jozi as it is also known) are the country’s gay capitals and there are many hotspots to look out for – including clubs, bars and gay friendly restaurants. Choose a province below for the listings. Mail us if you’d like your ‘hotspot’ listed here.

Free State
Land of the sexy country bumpkin

Including Johannesburg and the capital Pretoria

Kwa-Zulu Natal
The East Coast including Durban and surrounds

‘The place where the sun rises’, encompassing many towns and parts of the world-renowned Kruger National Park.

Western Cape
The Gay coastal tourism capital of South Africa, Cape Town plus Port Elizabeth.