We introduce qclab++, a light-weight, fully-templated C++ package for GPU-accelerated quantum circuit simulations. The code offers a high degree of portability as it has no external dependencies and the GPU kernels are generated through OpenMP offloading. qclab++ is designed for performance and numerical stability through highly optimized gate simulation algorithms for 1-qubit, controlled 1-qubit, and 2-qubit gates. Furthermore, we also introduce qclab, a quantum circuit toolbox for Matlab with a syntax that mimics qclab++. This provides users the flexibility and ease of use of a scripting language like Matlab for studying their quantum algorithms, while offering high-performance GPU acceleration when required. As such, the qclab++ library offers a unique combination of features. We compare the CPU simulator in qclab++ with the GPU kernels generated by OpenMP and observe a speedup of over 40×. Furthermore, we also compare qclab++ to other circuit simulation packages, such as cirq-qsim and qibo, in a series of benchmarks conducted on NERSC’s Perlmutter system and illustrate its competitiveness.