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.
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.