Published: 03-Jun-2021

Treedom welcomes LGBTQ travellers to South Africa

Looking for LGBTQ-friendly lodging on the Garden Route? Then you’re in the right place.

At Treedom we’re all about welcoming everyone no matter your religion, colour, gender or sexual orientation. We passionately believe in equality and protection from discrimination.

If you are part of the LGBTQ community, we welcome you to Treedom where you will experience the perfect environment to nourish your body and soul.

Did you know

In 1998, South Africa became the first country in the world to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. It was the fifth country in the world to legalise same sex marriage - and remains the only country in Africa to do so.

As early as 2002, the court ruled that same sex couples should be given the same rights as married couples with regards to adoption. Same sex couples can adopt a child together, as well as adopting each other’s children. In 2006,c the South African parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill permitting same-sex civil marriage.

In addition, openly gay people may serve in the South African armed forces, and transgender people are permitted to alter their recorded gender in the population registry, allowing them to acquire updated passports and other identity documents.

We are proud to be part of a country where equality is enshrined in our law.

South Africa is a great destination for LGBTQ travellers

South Africa is a draw for many LGBT travellers as it is by far the most welcoming country on the continent. There are several festivals and events celebrating LGBTQ culture across the country, from Pride marches and film festivals to street parties.

Cape Town, South Africa’s “Pink City”, is renowned for its LGBTQ community, events and nightlife. Cape Town is often called the gay capital of Africa, and was voted the second-largest gay capital in the world.

Other cities, including Johannesburg, Durban and Knysna, also have growing LGBTQ scenes.

Experience the magic of Treedom

After visiting the main centres of South Africa, make sure you drive up the coast to experience the magic of Treedom.

Located in Wilderness on the Garden Route, our luxury eco-estate is hidden within our own private forest, soothing to the soul, and full of magic. Wake up in your four-poster bed in our luxury treehouse villa or in the boho chic and snuggling luxury of our romantic, enchanting Vardos. These Vardos have only recently opened, and really make Treedom the most unique, romantic destination in South Africa.

Treedom is the best romantic getaway on the Garden Route

Treedom is the perfect romantic getaway. Activities oozing with romance are right at Treedom - detox in outdoor sauna, relax in the heart pool, or enjoy a romantic dinner in our Love Tunnel. Everything is on your doorstep to make this romantic getaway on the Garden Route simply perfect!

Whether taking a long walk or simply enjoying the surroundings, we have created unique relaxation areas with hanging swings and firepits where you can chill the time away connecting with each other and enjoying a magical experience where you feel uplifted, happy, and cared for.

Swing on the forest day bed whilst listening to the birds, before taking a winding walk to view the lake. Everything about Treedom is about unwinding and recharging so when you get back to reality you are ready to take-on the world.

If you are an LGBTQ traveller, feel comfortable knowing that Treedom welcomes you! Book today, you won’t be disappointed.


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