Durban beach, photo Simisa. Summer here is October through April, and winters are mild. This subtropical region, with lush forests, plenty of birdlife, wetlands, mountains, raging rivers, and pristine beaches, is home to the offspring of several cultures that clashed here, Zulu, British, Afrikaner and Indian among them.
By Jessica Macdonald. The African continent offers a plethora of rewarding travel destinations for people of any sexual orientation. Unfortunately, however, gay and lesbian travelers need to do a little extra research before planning their trip, because homosexuality is still considered a criminal offense in some African countries while in others it can even be punishable by death.
Generations of South Africans grew up vacationing in this sun-drenched city on the Indian Ocean the farthest large city on earth from San Francisco, but also one of the most eerily Californian. Durbs by the sea is warm, sunny and sporty, and the dozens of beaches within an easy drive offer something for everyone, from big-wave surfing, scuba and kayaking to cruising and nude sunbathing. The largest mall in the Southern Hemisphere is here, as is the worlds largest ultra run, the fabled mile Comrades Marathon from Durban to Pietermaritzburg.
Visit the Purple Roofs Location page. Durban is the number one sea port in Africa, a major port-of-call for cruise ships on the Indian Ocean, an important railhead with lines snaking north throughout southern Africa, and the low-key Lesbian capital of South Africa. While Cape Town to the west is the undisputed gay male capital of Africa, Durban is the heart of the Lesbian community of at least South Africa, if not the entire continent. Like-minded women who gather informally to enjoy a home cooked vegetarian dinner, discuss their lives, and perhaps sing and dance into the night.
Did you know that Cafe Manhattan opened at the dawn of democracy, in when our all-inclusive democracy was unveiled. Since then lots of gay bars and restaurants have become a part of the fabric of the City. There are free-entry drag shows from pm on the two middle Sundays of the month.
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Hey guys - this is Durban - the warmest place to be in sunny South Africa on the east coast. It's where our exclusively gay guesthouse and backpackers is situate right here in the heart of Durban Durban View Guesthouse welcomes visitors from around the world and we've already made some great new friends. Your hosts are Dave and Llewellyn.
If you are looking for a great place to stay in Durban as a gay man or gay couple look no further. The quality of the rooms surpasses what you can get at any international chains. The amenities are spectacular starting with the main room on the ground floor with the bar area where you can socialize with your hosts and other guests as well as local people who stop by to visit at times.