Cape Town's popularity as a LGBT tourism destination within South Africa is due in large part to its natural beauty, white sandy beaches, mild climate and a strong post-apartheid culture of tolerance. The liberal, post 1994, South African constitution enshrines the rights of individuals regardless of race, sex, religion or sexual preference.
De Waterkant – the area alongside the city centre en route to the Cape Town Stadium – is a gay village with a high concentration of guest houses, hotels, pubs and clubs. The area is the epicentre of the Cape Town Pride festival and a good place any time to watch the parade. Other attractions include the city's abundance of good restaurants and its close proximity to the winelands of the Boland and Constantia Valley.