Friday, July 31, 2015

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

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Color Run Festival Durban

I can never say it often enough, how lucky we are to have this Durban winter weather. I got up before dawn this morning for a flight with my student pilot and then at 9am we were at the beachfront for the Color Run Festival basking in 25c winter sunshine. 

Llew and I all coloured up at the finish

The "before" picture

Llew sporting some colour

Dave, Llew and his sister Liesl

Walkers before they got to the yellow station

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Club Altitude tonight

It's Pride in Durban

Celebrating the US marriage equality decision

It's truly amazing to see how many people, both gay and straight, have adopted the Facebook rainbow filter in support of the USA Supreme Court decision to uphold marriage equality and ban any of the States from imposing a ban or restriction. It's about time, but great and welcome news.

Mr Gay South Africa, Craig Maggs at Durban View Guesthouse for Gay Pride this weekend

Dave, co-owner of Durban View Guesthouse celebrates the rainbow way

Dave's husband Llewellyn, a recently qualified pilot, also celebrating the USA decision

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Winter sunshine in Durban

Nothing better than a public holiday to get up early and have some fun in the city. 10km cycle along the Durban beachfront followed by breakfast was the way to go. It's the same time of year as the 2010 World Cup Football in Durban and the weather again is absolutely stunning. Beach weather, suntanning and the perfect time to be outdoors.

Guesthouse owners Dave (left) with husband Llew (right)

Mid-winter temperatures of 28c in Durban make it a beach day

My buff husband

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Gym time

Llewellyn and I have been doing a little weight training/crossfit/cardio lately to trim down and add some muscle to these tired limbs ha ha.

Llewelyn doing 100 Bicep cable curls each arm

Tricep pushdowns

Dave shaping up

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chilled weekend

It's been a chilled weekend with drinks to welcome our guests to the guesthouse on Friday followed by a superb dinner party with our friends Theuns and Theron who got married in Las Vegas recently.

Guests Joe, Riaan, with Llewellyn and Louis

Superb curry and rice at a 5-course exquisite dinner hosted by Theuns and Theron

The married couple Theron and Theuns

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Join us for a gay cruise of Croatia

We're 3 gay couples who've booked a private yacht for a cruise around the islands of Croatia in September and are looking for a 4th couple or two single guys to join us and share. Email me if you are interested

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Guesthouse wedding

Congratulations to Lee-anne and Jeanine who held their wedding celebration ceremony on the Guesthouse rooftop today. Awesome setting, beautiful words shared and great friends to join in the celebration, and with a Scottish Piper to herald the couple.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Club Attitude in Durban

Durban's newest pink club has a rewind party on the 7th March featuring the best of the 330 club days.

Here's the link to the Facebook event information.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Guesthouse fun

Guests Mark (UK) (left) and Nino and Krister, and Conny and Christer (Sweden) having some fun and drinks in the guesthouse pub, seen here with guesthouse co-owner Llewellyn (front left).

Married couples

Recently married - guesthouse owners Dave and Llewellyn left celebrate in the Guesthouse pub with Conny and Christer from Sweden who joined us for their honeymoon at the Guesthouse last week. Congratulations guys and here's to many more happy years!!

Dave and Llewellyn and Conny and Christer got married

On honeymoon in Durban Conny and Christer from Sweden

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to our guests and friends from Dave and Llewellyn, owners of Durban View Guesthouse.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hilarious SinderFella Adult Panto to 30 Dec

SinderFella is the hilarious and entertaining adult pantomime with all of our favourite Durban drag artists in top gear this year.

Durban View Guesthouse made up a table of 10 and we all laughed so much, it really was a fun evening and one of the best of the adult pantos which see their 16th year in Durban over the festive season.

Tickets are R150 and can be booked through the link here. Be sure not to miss out on Anthony Stonier and Thomie Holthausen's best show ever.

Guests Bertus, Hennie, Ralph, Andre, Stefan and Freddie at SunCoast before the show

Durban's adult "below the belt" hilarious panto with drag

Friday, December 12, 2014

Rooftop and Jacuzzi renovations

We glad to be able to present a new rooftop with the Jacuzzi surround replaced as well as new rooftop garden feel and a paint job all round.. just in time for summer and Christmas at the guesthouse.

Not quite finished but the new look of the rooftop

Monday, December 01, 2014

Married on the 1st December

1 December, 10 years anniversary, 100 years combined age, we were married today in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand - Dave and Llewellyn, owners of Durban View Guesthouse.

What an awesome day and special memories as we traveled so far to tie the knot in terms of the New Zealand legislation as well as a marriage in terms of our own South African Civil Union Act, 2006 in this beautiful spot at Paihia in the Bay of Islands, North island, New Zealand.

The seagulls are chasing the rose petals we threw into the water, them hoping they were something tasty to eat... Dave and Llewellyn

Michael, the New Zealand Marriage Celebrant officiated at the ceremony

The deed is done and we are married on the rocks as the tide came in - hopefully the marriage will not be "on the rocks". The colour of the jeans are "coral" for those inquisitive.

Llewellyn with the Marriage Celebrant Michael and our two witnesses Jess, one of the first same-sex couples to marry when New Zealand legislation allowed it two years ago and Steven.

Mr and Mr

Our kids and family were with us in spirit and remembered on the beach

Traditional Maori memorial at Paihia

We opened some local New Zealand bubbly to celebrate

After changing we took the ferry across to the other side of the mainland to the town of Russell for some time on the beach and lunch

On the Russell pier

The beach at Russell.. the sky was partly cloudy and the water was freezing, but we braved it on our wedding day

Catching bits of sunshine

This electric chair was outside someone's home

After catching the ferry back we took a drive to the nearby Haruru Falls

This was 8.30pm walking to the fabulous restaurant we found the day before and to have dinner on our wedding night

The beef steak was fantastic.. just the NZ prices had us reeling in anguish - 3 times the prices of home

Wedding night dinner at Alfresco's, Paihia, Bay of Islands.. the end to a perfect day!