The Glitter Trail: Joburg to Cape Town

South Africa

Duration: 10 days
Group size: 12 - 40
The Glitter Trail: Joburg to Cape Town
South Africa

Duration: 10 days
Group size: 12 - 40

About this trip

The Glitter Trail is the most fabulously gay bus tour ever to hit the roads of South Africa.

The 9 day long journey will take you through the most exciting parts of South Africa – exploring Urban Johannesburg and its’ LGBTQ+ heritage and gay night life, heading South West towards Cape Town with stops in some of South Africa’s most delightfully charming towns and villages.

The adventure will include amazing culinary experiences, wine tastings, ziplining, fabulous gay parties, ostriches, arts & crafts and so much more of South Africa's hidden treasures.

All of this happens on the Glitter Trail Bus. A luxury bus kitted out with ‘pink-paraphernalia’, a glitter ball, bottomless Bubbles for everyone, every day with loads of surprises on the bus.

It promises to be a hoot with crazy fun along the entire journey.


We have carefully selected hotels that are LGBTQ+ welcoming. We endeavour, through our LGBTQ+ Sensitivity and Awareness Training Program, All Stay, to ensure these properties are accredited over the coming months. 

Joburg: The Capital Melrose

Bloemfontein: Protea Marriott Willow Park

Graaff-Reinet: The Drosty Hotel

Plett: Bayview Hotel (2 nights)

Oudtshoorn: Protea Marriott Riempie Estate

Montagu: Montagu Country Hotel

Stellenbosch: Protea Marriot Dorpshuis

Cape Town: Radisson RED

The hotels are subject to change, based on availability. Should there be any changes, we will provide replacement accommodation of the same or higher grading.

Terms & Conditions

Click HERE to read our Terms & Conditions.

By making a booking on The Glitter Trail, you acknowledge and accept our terms and conditions. 

What’s included

  • Transport
    on a luxury coach from Johannesburg to Cape Town, as indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation
    At 4 / 5 star establishments along the route; on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Tour Leader
    Private tour leader and drag artist for the entire tour
  • Bubbles & Snacks
    Bottomless bubbles and various snacks on the bus each day
  • Games & Activities
    on the bus and as per itinerary
  • Meals as follows:
    Breakfast daily - 1 x lunch - 4 x dinners
  • Adventure Activities
    Urban Jozi LGBTQ+ Heritage Tour. Picnic & Crouquet. Ziplining. Bikes n Wines Tour.
  • Entrance
    Entrance to Owl House and Helen Martins Museum in Nieu-Bethesda
  • Wine and Beer
    5 x Wine-tastings in the regions. 1 x Beer tasting in Barrydale
  • Visit to
    The Redberry Farm
  • Tour
    Tour at Highgate Ostrich Farm, with dinner at Pepper Tree
  • Return Cable Car Ticket
    At Table Mountain
  • Dinner Show
    At Beefcakes
  • Experiences
    before and after the Glitter Trail Bus Tour
  • International Flights
    Arriving in Johannesburg and departing from Cape Town
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Tours
    Excursion and activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips / Gratuities
    For Glitter Trail team and at restaurants
  • Meals
    Not mentioned in the package
  • Drinks
    Except the bottomless bubbles on the bus & Wine tastings
  • Tests
    Covid-19 and PCR testing, if applicable

Available Packages

Travelling in two's

This price is per person in a sharing room

Deposit: $540
Travelling alone

This price is per person in a single room

Deposit: $630
Travelling alone, seeking a room mate
Deposit: $540


Day 1
Arrival in Johannesburg

At the scheduled time, we will all meet at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg for a welcome cocktail and to meet your fabulouslycrazy team who will accompany you on the road trip and give you the ins and outs of what’s to come.

Our first adventure is a short ride (with a glass of bubbles, of course) on the Glitter Bus to the starting point of a specially created LGBTQ+ Heritage Tour of Johannesburg. The tour will take us to a few of Jozi’s greatest coffee and booze spots, setting the tone for the week ahead. 

Dinner will be at one of Melrose Arch’s famous restaurants, where we will have a chance to get to know each other before the exciting road trip departs for Cape Town.

[Meals: dinner]

Your Organizer

Afrigay Travel
Afrigay is Africa’s leading LGBTQ+ Lifestyle company, based in South Africa. Offering exciting LGBTQ+ holidays, group tours, adventures, destination weddings & honeymoons and beautiful experiences for same-sex families. We are passionate about our customers always having a truly inclusive experience, so our travel suppliers and FSP’s are carefully handpicked and trained to ensure that they have an authentic LGBTQ-reputation.