Friday, March 31, 2017

Durban View Gay Guesthouse

Hey guys - this is Durban - the warmest place to be in sunny South Africa on the east coast..

It's where our exclusively gay guesthouse and backpackers is situate right here in the heart of Durban ... the warm friendly city where gay is good.

So come visit and enjoy gay life in our part of South Africa.

Durban View Guesthouse welcomes visitors from around the world and we've already made some great new friends. Your hosts are Dave and Llewellyn.

See links to our site for bookings and enquiries else where on this blog or click

Your hosts Dave and Llewellyn

                  Ty Nell at Durban View Guesthouse

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


I'm involved in an exciting new project in partnership with Tyrone Nell who appears on our blog and website, having done a photoshoot at the guesthouse in the early days. He's gone from strength to strength and is now launching his own brand of clothing that is sure to excite. Check out his Facebook fanpage here and subscribe to his email newsletter.. you'll be the first to find out what we are launching in May this year.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Dave and Llewellyn wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thanks for your support this year guys. Hope to see you all in 2017.

Guesthouse owners and partners Dave and Llew

Dave's daughter Kate with her friends in festive spirit

The Christmas baobab tree at Gateway

It's cocktail time

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

New guesthouse pics

Thanks to Craig for these superb new pics of the guesthouse. It makes a difference having a professional photographer for sure.

The lounge and dining area with stairs up to the bedrooms and rooftop jacuzzi and sundeck

The guesthouse lounge

Kitchen and breakfast area

The pub and pool

City view room

City lights premier room

Pool room

The garden studio

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Club Altitude tonight

Durban's gay club presents tonight

Here's the link to the Facebook event info.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Dave's daughter and son get married

It's been a busy few months for Guesthouse co-owner Dave whose son and daughter both got married in the last few months, his daughter this weekend past.

Mark's wedding in December 2015

Lisa married Dave's son Mark

Dave and Llew with the best man Dain

The groom and groomsmen

Dave and Llewellyn with Llew's kids and Dave's daughter

Da boys with Kate
Kate's wedding 30 April 2016

Proud Dad with his daughter and new son-in law

Dave and his daughter walk down the forest "isle"

The sun can streaming in on a freezing cold day after the Berg snowfall

Dave with his gorgeous daughter Kate

We flew the American flag at the guesthouse for the groom's family from the USA

We went hiking in the mountains ahead of the wedding

Mark and his dad Dave

Dad's first viewing of the bride

Dave and Llew and his kids in the forest where the ceremony was held

Dave and his son Mark

Dave with the married couple, his son and the groom's mother and brother

Monday, November 09, 2015

Durban Adult Pantomime

Durban's favourite drag artists and actors are performing in this years annual Adult Panto - Aladdin, which runs to the 30th December.

It's a short walk from the guesthouse to the theatre venue in the Centenary room at Greyville Race Course and should not be missed. More info on their Facebook group at this link.

The cast of Aladdin, the adult panto

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Fun at the house

The KZN Gay and Lesbian Tourism Association's boerie and cocktails event at the guesthouse this weekend was great fun. There was a good turnout and we saw many familiar and new faces. Great organisation by the Association including a car-guard for the guests, and fabulous pink boerie rolls.

Guesthouse owners Llewellyn and Dave

Pink rolls for the event baked by Bread Ahead

Drinks around the guesthouse bar and pool area

Pink decoration on the Guesthouse rooftop ahead of the event

Friday, November 06, 2015

Cocktails and Boerie evening at the Guesthouse this Saturday

The KZN Gay and Lesbian Tourism Association are holding a cocktails and boerie evening at the Guesthouse this Saturday and you're invited.

It starts early so if the weather's good, bring your costumes (or none) and towel and let's have some fun around the pool and rooftop as we watch the sun set over Durban. Hear from the organisers:

KZNGALTA ( KZN Gay and Lesbian Tourism Association) in conjuction with Durban View Guest House is hosting a "Fabulous in Pink Fundraiser". KZNGALTA's objective is to turn KZN into a Gay hotspot for tourists and business owners alike and also a friendly and prosperous province, in so doing allowing both tourists and locals to benefit from a booming tourist industry. We would like to rival the other great gay tourist centres like Joburg and Cape Town...if not better.

To do this our NPO needs to have funds in order to market our beautiful province and its entrepreneurs . None of the KZNGALTA board members or general members earn money but rather do this job to benefit KZN as a whole making it profitable as an experience.

This Saturday the 7th November, the beautiful - and gay owned/friendly- Durban View Guest House will be hosting our event. Tickets will be sold at the door at R20pp which includes a FREE welcome Pink Cocktail. Unique pink boerewors rolls - yes PINK- will be served *limited stock available* at R20 a Roll, and a bar will be available where you can buy a drinks voucher book at R100 each which will include 4x R20 vouchers and 2xR10 vouchers. Proceeds will be going to KZNGALTAS fundraising too. Also we will be having a lucky draw raffle with R5 tickets sold to stand a chance of winning an awesome hamper worth Hundreds of Rands!

So come join us and remember to bring business cards as this will be a fantastic Networking event. The event is not soley for Gays and Gay business owners but for Gay Friendly people and businesses alike who would like to market to, and benefit from the "Pink Rand".

Date: 7 November
Time: 3:30pm for 4pm - 9pm
Adress: 16 Holstead Gardens (Durban View Guest House)
Theme/ Dress: Pink and Casual
Entrance: R20

NB***Cars: Cars MUST be parked in Haden Road, adjacent to Holstead Gardens Road, a car guard will be there to watch over your cars. Cars will NOT be permitted to park in Holstead Garden road as it is a small residential road. ***

Durban View Guest House Site:

For more info please feel free to ask here or whatsapp
Ryan Stewart on 0793026253

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

We're off on a summer holiday

Thanks to Thomie who will be managing the guesthouse while we are away on summer holiday to the beaches of Croatia and Mykonos.

Llewellyn and Dave with their beach bods best effort
Dave showing his new beach bod

Llewellyn has been hard at work in the gym

Dave showing some biceps

We'll be sailing around the islands of Croatia on a yacht

Dubrovnik will be one of the ports in Croatia where we will dock