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When in...Cape Town Part Two

When in...Cape Town Part Two

Having stepped out of its apartheid closet into the constitutionally protected light of day, gay life in Cape Town is booming.

Iron Fist
45c Kloof St.; +27-21-422-4017
Local skate punks, surfers, and blazing alt-rockers browse in-your-face hoodies and T-shirts at the downtown outpost of this brash South African brand.

Scar Hair and Clothing
22 Kloof St.; +27-21-422-5900
Orgasmic head massages and locally designed duds make this fashionably trendy salon-boutique a one-stop makeover shop.

The Glen
3 the Glen; +27-21-439-0086
The city?s only true gay hotel tarts up a tony Sea Point mansion with slick design, unique layouts, private terraces, an in-house spa, and sexy staff.

Cape Grace
West Quay Rd.; +27-21-410-7100
Widely regarded among the continent?s best sleeps, understated luxury and sublime service drip class all over a private quay just a hop-skip from the bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

The Hot House
18 Jarvis St.
Admire a sunrise from this bathhouse?s Italianate terrace before losing yourself in a full-moon maze of hot ?n? slippery friskiness.

Western Cape Winelands
Pinotage, please! Sip serenity and enter foodie heaven with over 200 vineyards nestled in the verdant valleys of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, and Paarl -- a mere 45 minutes from downtown.

Cape Point
Prod penguins and zoom by zebras on your way to Africa?s ruggedly stunning westernmost tip, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet.

Summer Festivals
Warm-weather braiis (BBQs, a national ob session) make every weekend a sausage fest, but these events br ing out more than the meat you can eat during the other summer.

14th Out in Africa Film Festival Nov. 1?18:
Local and international entrants, panels, and community programs bring queen scenes to the screen.

Mother City Queer Project Festival Dec. 20:
7,000-plus revelers deck out and tank up for a mixed-crowd charitable costume ball.

Cape Town Pride Feb 22?March 2, 2009:
Gays going wild since 2001.

Gat Party (Monthly in Milnerton):
Two-stepping twinks lang-arm with Afrikaner gents to ABBA and traditional Boeremusiek in a BYOB gymnasium. ?Gat,? meaning ?hole,? is pronounced hocht.

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