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The Queer Mother City Tour

Queer Eye Tours / The Queer Mother City Tour

The Queer Mother City Tour

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As we eagerly embark on our Queer City Tour through Cape Town, a journey promising to blend history, diversity, and vibrant LGBTQIA+ culture. Our adventure will commence with an ascent to Table Mountain, where breathtaking views will set the stage for the day.

Following with a visit to the colourful BoKaap district and a brief stop to take in vibe. We continue with a drive through the city, passing landmarks like the Castle of Good Hope and the Slave Lodge.

The Old Mostert’s Mill and Rhodes Memorial with Cecil John Rhodes will beckon, with lunch at the quaint Tea Room offering a delightful pause.

Our afternoon will be spent exploring the Waterkant area, strolling along the Pink Lane and crossing the symbolic Rainbow Walk. Concluding the day’s events will be followed by a toast at the infamous Manhattans Cocktail Bar – a prelude to the captivating experiences that await in the heart of Cape Town.

Highly recommend ending this day off with Drag Show at Beefcakes or “Falace in Wonderland” at the Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel!

  • Departure
    Cape Town
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08:00 Table Mountain

Table Mountain Cable Car Table Mountain Cable CarA visit to Table Mountain offers an immersive journey into Cape Town's scenic wonders. The cable car efficiently ascends to the summit, providing panoramic views of the city and surrounding landscapes. The return trip showcases the beauty of the scenery observed from the top – a captivating interplay of mountains, sea, and sky against the cityscape. Table Mountain stands as a testament to nature's grandeur, providing visitors with an unadorned yet impactful experience of South Africa's iconic landmark.
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10:00 The Colourful Houses of Bokaap

Bokaap

Bokaap

A visit to the vibrant BoKaap in Cape Town promises a captivating exploration of its colorful houses, which stand as a visual testament to the area's rich cultural history. Originally established by Cape Malay residents during the 18th century, the distinct hues were used to identify individual homes. Steeped in tradition, BoKaap is a living canvas that reflects the resilience and diverse heritage of its inhabitants. As you wander through its cobblestone streets, the kaleidoscope of colors tells a story of identity, community, and the unique fusion of cultures that define this charming neighborhood.
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10:30 An Historical Drive Through the City of Cape Town

Cape-Town-CBD-Drive

Cape-Town-CBD-Drive

Driving through Cape Town unveils its historical landmarks. Passing the Castle of Good Hope, a 17th-century fortress, offers insight into the city's colonial past. The route continues past the Slave Lodge, a poignant reminder of Cape Town's ties to the transatlantic slave trade. Heading towards the Old Mostert's Mill, one encounters a piece of the city's milling history, dating back to 1796. Concluding at Rhodes Memorial, nestled on the slopes of Table Mountain, provides panoramic views and commemorates Cecil John Rhodes, a key figure in Southern African history. This drive is a historical odyssey, connecting Cape Town's past with its scenic beauty.
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12:30 Lunch at the Newly Restored Rhodes Memorial Restaurant & Tea Garden

Rhodes-Memorial

Rhodes-Memorial

Lunch at the Newly Restored Rhodes Memorial Restaurant & Tea Garden is a delightful experience that seamlessly blends cuisine with history. Nestled on the slopes of Table Mountain, the restaurant overlooks Cape Town, providing a picturesque backdrop. Originally built in 1912 as a tribute to Cecil John Rhodes, the iconic figure in Southern African history, the memorial now houses a beautifully restored restaurant. Amidst the historical charm, visitors can savor a delectable meal while soaking in panoramic views, making it a unique blend of culinary indulgence and cultural appreciation.
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14:00 A Walk Through The Gay Quarter in the Waterkant

Rainbow Crosswalk with Drag Queen

Rainbow Crosswalk with Drag Queen

Exploring the Gay Quarter in Waterkant, Cape Town, takes you on a journey through LGBTQIA+ history. Starting at Manhattans, the walk follows the Pink Lane, symbolizing inclusivity, and crosses the Rainbow Walk, representing a stride towards acceptance. As one strolls through the lively atmosphere, the history of this quarter, known for its Queer community, comes alive. The route extends to the destination of Beefcakes, offering a celebration of diversity. This walk is a meaningful exploration of LGBTQIA+ life in Cape Town.
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15:00 Cocktails at Cafe Manhattan's

Cafe Manhattans Cocktail Bar in Cape Town is not just a venue; it's a living testament to the city's vibrant nightlife. Established with a rich history, the bar has been a central hub for the LGBTQ+ community, embodying a spirit of acceptance and celebration. With a diverse and welcoming atmosphere, Manhattans has been a cornerstone of Cape Town's social scene for years. Whether indulging in expertly crafted cocktails or enjoying the energetic ambiance, visitors become part of a legacy that continues to define Cape Town's dynamic cultural landscape.
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07:30 Departure

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16:00 Return

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