South Africa is a remarkable land of extraordinary beauty, a rich and colourful tapestry of diverse cultures and endless vistas that simply beg to be explored. In this handy little guide, "South Africa's Top Sites - Gay and Lesbian" reveals and explores the manifestation of the gay and lesbian life within the current socio-political context that is attempting to foster a culture of human rights for all, irrespective of sexual orientation to live and let live. South Africa with its remarkably progressive National Constitution is officially a gay friendly country. It offers: amenities, accommodation, activities, events and places where gays and lesbians are comfortable and welcome. Consequently, South Africa is a gaining eminence as a world-class gay and lesbian destination. It presents: De Waterkant Gay Village - Cape Town; the out in Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival that is held annually in CPT, DBN and JHB; the Gay Parade - JNB; Cape Town Pride Week and MCQP Costume Party; Sandy Bay; Pink Loerie Carnival - Knysna; Pink Route - Western Cape; Jo'burg Queer tour; Evita Se Peron - Darling; and Voelkop Naturist Resort.
PHILIP HARRISON is the Professor of Urban and regional Planning at Wits University.