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LGBT+ Travel Guide



Unlike the rest of the African Continent, South Africa is worlds apart when it comes to being classed as an LGBTQ+ welcoming destination. In fact, LGBTQ+ people hold rights equal to non-LGBTQ+ people. South Africa was the first country in the world to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in its constitution, back in 1996. Ten years later, in November 2006, South Africa became the fifth country globally to legalise same-sex marriage; the first and to-date, only, country in the entirety of Africa.

Language: Spanish

Currency: South African rand (RAND)

Voltage & Plug: 220V / Type D & M

LGBT+ INDEX: 21 / 203

Equal Marriage: Yes

Gender Identity: Legal