Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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
here.

Your hosts Dave and Llewellyn









Sunday, April 06, 2014

Durban old and new

Here are a couple of timeless images of Durban, showing the new and the old of our magic city.

Durban harbour at low tide with the CBD in the background

The city including the City Hall, middle left, where I served as Deputy Mayor for the period 1994/15, and the Howard College, bottom right, at the University of Natal where I graduated.

A South African Airways plane at the old Louis Botha Airport south of Durban


The British Airways A380 which visited our new King Shaka International Airport north of Durban earlier this year


Stunning Durban



Wow, some more amazing pics of our Durban beachfront. This morning I decided that the weather is definitely turning.. waking up to fresh air with the humidity receding.. winter is definitely on it's way... not that Durban gets colder than 15c ever even in mid-winter, but good to smell the fresh air with clear beautiful days ahead. April is always the best time to visit for sure!

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Durban rocks!

Here's a lovely pic of Durban beachfront.. and a link to a good Facebook group on Durban


 There are few cities in the world that have what I am looking for and Durban definitely rates right up there.. perhaps one of the more compelling reasons I haven't wondered off in the world. The beach and ocean.. I don't think I could ever live in a city without one. The next best reason to live or visit is the relaxed lifestyle and absence of any real traffic. Just a day-visit to Johannesburg puts me clean off.. I have better things to do with my life than sit in traffic. In Durban you can criss-cross the city in 10 minutes.. beat that!


Sunday, March 02, 2014

Rooftop views

Thanks Ivor for these unusual photos from the Guesthouse rooftop.. I love the colours!

The City and beachfront skyline

The golfcourse, horseracing track and city skyline

The Beachfront and Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium

Babylon boys at Durban View Guesthouse

Ivor, Guesthouse owner Dave, DJ Shawn and Guesthouse owner Llewellyn in the bar at the guesthouse

Always great when Babylon comes to Durban and we get a treat with dancers Ivor and Johann and DJ Shawn staying at the guesthouse..

Johann shows more flesh at the Babylon party

Johann and Dave in the guesthouse bar

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Johann wows the party

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Babylon in Durban Sat 1 March

It's a Babylon party in Durban this Sat 1 March and Durban View Guesthouse is the pit-stop for the dancers and party-team...mmm.

Book your weekend accommodation through Llewellyn on durbanview@gmail.com or Dave 083-7033329 or online by clicking on the online bookings tab at the top of the page above.

Here's the link to the Facebook event.


Meet Johann (left) at the Guesthouse

Friday, February 14, 2014

10th Valentines together

 On the 1st December 2013 we celebrated our 9th anniversary together, so everything from then onwards comes in 10s - 10th New Year, 10th Valentine's day, and soon will be 10 whole years together with my amazing man, Llewellyn. Love you so much!! xxxx

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Durban Skyye

I was up early this morning to get some great shots of the Durban coastline from my plane and to promote my flight school Durban Skyye which opens soon.

The view from Umhlanga to the harbour entrance

Durban beachfront with the 2010 World Cup Stadium


The view from my GoPro under the wing over the Durban beachfront and CBD towards the harbour

Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium was the focus of the 2010 World Cup Football in South Africa

The harbour entrance and Bluff

Holiday apartments

Virginia Airport along the northern beaches, where our plane, a Sling ZU-ZDL is hangared

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Friends have a blast

What we love most about South Africa is that we have a world in one country. On the one hand we have the glorious ocean and beaches and to the interior we have the mountains. We took a weekend break-away to the mountains and the land beyond the Drakensberg to the eastern Free State. We flew in our airplane, a Sling 2-seater ZDL, and travelled together with our mates Marc and Lee in their similar plane SAA and Luois and Jeanette in JAL. We were joined in Clarens by a 4th Sling and their owners and we enjoyed a weekend of fun, drinking and eating!!
 
 
First stop after landing was for some biltong and a drink with lunch





Cheers to the queers, applause.. etc as we take our 15th or so drink/shooter


The eastern Free State town of Clarens below us, encircled by mountains


A few clouds too many over the mountains as we steer a course to avoid them to the left and under.

Llewellyn (left) and Dave (right) up in the air over the KwaZulu-Natal midlands on our way home.


Durban's Bluff and the harbour, city and northern beaches in the distance as we connect with the Air Traffic Controller at Virginia Airport who saw us in to land at our home base.

Yes, we landed safely back in Durban - here's a pic of an appropriate painting we saw in Clarens.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Eating out


Guests from Italy, Stefan (left) and Luky (right) enjoy dinner out in Durban at one of Gay Durban's favourite new restaurants Jack Salmon Fish House where we enjoyed stunning prawns and calamari and outstanding sushi. In the middle is guesthouse co-owner Llewellyn.
 

Monday, January 06, 2014

Happy Birthday John


Around the pool at the Guesthouse, wishing John a Happy Birthday!

Great start to 2014



Highly recommended for superb food and amazing hospitality from Jason at Jack Salmon Fish House in Glenashley - what a way to start the New Year and with great friends and guests.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New Year




First and last pics of 2013/2014 as we cheer in the New Year on the rooftop of the Guesthouse.. sorry pics are few.. was having fun, drinks, firing rockets and more...
 
Hope you guys have an incredible 2014. Thank you for the support for the Guesthouse over the year past. We have made many new friends and met some amazing people from all over the world. Let's hope 2014 brings everything you may wish for .. love, happiness and acceptance. Love ya all!!