Travel & Vacations

Family Vacation to Cape Town South Africa

Cape Town Tourism is offering an exciting sweepstakes for gay and lesbian families in the United States. From now through December 31, 2009 you can enter to win a family vacation of a lifetime to Cape Town, South Africa – voted one of the top gay-friendly cities in the world.

Visit GayFamilySweepstakes.com to enter and see the official sweepstake rules.

The grand prize includes roundtrip flights for a family of three from New York or Washington DC to Cape Town on South African Airways, an award-winning airline for safety and service, 5 nights’ hotel accommodation in a luxury suite at the Winchester Mansions Hotel, and hotel/airport transfers.

“Cape Town prides itself on being the perfect place for a family holiday – with so many activities and attractions, we promise to banish boredom!” said Mariette Du Toit-Helmbold, CEO, Cape Town Tourism. “There are plenty of nature-based activities, as well as exciting outings and kid-friendly restaurants available. We are thrilled to give away the first gay family vacation to our wonderful city.”

Cape Town is Africa’s most popular destination for tourism and has become one of the top gay-friendly cities in the world. Situated on the southwestern tip of Africa, Cape Town is recognized as one of the most beautiful places on earth. Offering a range of attractions, breathtaking sights and endless activities, it is a year-round holiday destination with friendly people, a mild climate and rich cultural heritage. From nature reserves, scenic drives and hiking trails to world-class shark cage diving and a top-notch aquarium, Cape Town has something for everyone to enjoy.

South African Airways features nonstop service from the U.S. to South African with daily departures from New York, JFK, and direct service from Washington Dulles that offer travel convenience and award-winning service. Travelers in Premium Business Class enjoy 180° fully flat-bed seats, and in economy class enjoy more leg room verses competitors. Every seat on board offers an individual on-demand entertainment system, plush pillow, warm blanket and amenity kit. As a Star Alliance member, South African Airways is able to offer its customers 912 destinations in 159 countries and more than 16,500 flights daily. For more information on South African Airways, please call 1-800-722-9675 or visit FlySAA.com, where travelers can sign up to receive great travel deals and vacation packages.

Situated at the famous Sea Point Promenade facing the Atlantic coastline, for over six decades the Winchester Mansions Hotel has offered true hospitality and a home away from home for its guests. Claiming one of the most coveted awards in the hotel industry, Winchester Mansions recently made the Top 100 Best Value hotels listing of TripAdvisor and Budget Travel Magazine. Experience a dash of flair at the Winchester Mansions as the contemporary elegance provides the perfect setting of a romantic courtyard, stylish restaurant and luxury rooms and suites with spectacular sea or mountain views.