Sunday, November 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









Friday, November 21, 2014

HOT Durban Skyye

My gym guru buddy Chris had some fun in the Durban Skyye with me this week as I showed him the difference between asphalt landings and grass landings in Llew and my Sling aircraft ZDL. Afterwards we fooled around looking at some "permanent" body wings...

Chris and I over Durban in ZDL - Dave runs a Flight School in Durban in his spare time and recently qualified as a National Flight Instructor - http://www.durbanskyye.co.za

The view of the coastline approaching Umgeni river mouth with Virginia Airport in the background, lining up for final approach to runway 05.

Durban harbour and the city from overheasd the Bluff

Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium as we pass by to land at Virginia

This is my bro!!

Hot body of my gym buddy, showing his new wings

Chris looking lean and mean

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Win a flight over Durban


PropCare have recently launched their mobile app which enables you to find a property specialist in your area.. from plumbers, electricians and maintenance guys to conveyancing attorneys and real estate agents. Durban Skyye Flight School and Mc Naught and Company Durban Attorneys have teamed up with PropCare to offer this competition prize of a flight over Durban in our Sling Aircraft. To enter, click on the link to their webpage here and follow the instructions.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fun in Durban

We enjoyed a fantastic evening out with our guest Ulf (left) from Sweden, seen here with guesthouse co-owner and my partner Llewellyn at one of Durban's top restaurants. Ulf still could not believe how you can have an incredible meal for a fraction of the price it would cost in Europe... the delicious steak with veg and mushroom/pepper sauce at Durban's TripAdvisor # 2 restaurant was about 8 Euro.

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Ulf also wanted to see Durban from a bird's point of view, so he took to the Durban Skyye in a microlight, flying along the scenic Durban beachfront the the Harbour and back to the lighthouse.. 

A selfie 500 ft above the Durban beachfront with sexy flight Instructor Brad (front) and Ulf holding on...

Best Esibein!!

Our mate Lee's birthday was an opportunity to get together and drive up the north coast to Salt Rock for one of the best eisbeins I have had.. very yummy and great company. Happy Birthday Lee!!

Lee's husband Marc (left) with one of the mates, Gavin

Craig, Gavin's husband (left) with the birthday boy, Lee

The scruptious eisbein

Getting some airtime..

Guest Travs takes to the air with pilot Dave, co-owner of the Guesthouse in his Sling aircraft along the Durban beachfront. Definitely the best way to see Durban. Dave is also the co-owner of Durban Skyye Flight School which offers microlight and fixed wing flights from Virginia Airport, down the road from the guesthouse.

Travs pilots our fixed wing Sling aircraft over the Durban beachfront - no prior experience!!

The cockpit of the Sling with computer GPS and flight control screen

The Durban Stadium seen from 1000 ft out to sea

Travs with our Sling airplane

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Beerfest in Durban

Durban was making a huge effort to emulate the Munich Bierfest this weekend with a huge drinking marquee Llew and myself attended with guests, friends and family this weekend.












Friday, September 12, 2014

Getting our guests in the picture

Llewellyn and Dave welcome guests in the guesthouse bar

The selfie stick, popular remote controlled gadget I brought back
from South Korea
Having just returned from visiting my daughter in South Korea, I brought back a handy gadget all the Koreans seem to be using - a selfie stick to take pics if you have short arms or want to crowd in more faces. 

So here are our guests in the guesthouse last night, being guinea pigs for my new selfie compositions. Welcome Hanre, David, Ronald (l to r back) and in front my partner and guesthouse co-owner Llewellyn, myself (Dave) and Craig.

Not too bad an effort, particularly in the dim lighting of the guesthouse bar. 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bird's eye view of Durban

What better way to see Durban than a microlight flight that takes you along the beachfront past the Stadium to the Harbour from Virginia Airport - a thrilling 20 mins @ R600 per person, or R850 for the 30 min flight that also takes in the Umhlanga Lighthouse and beachfront.

It's possible through Guesthouse co-owner Dave's Durban Skyye Flight School that opened recently and offers pilot training and Introductory Flights than can be booked either by phone on 083-7033329 or online through our website link here.

You can also join our Durban Skyye Facebook group for regular updates and information.


Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium seen from our Flight School microlight aircraft with our second school microlight in the foreground


Durban Skyye is emblazoned on our aircraft wings
Dave is presently completing his Instructor's Rating with his Flight School's Chief Flying Instructor, Brad, partners in the business

Llew's Dad visits

Llewellyn's Dad Owen pays us a visit for a few days as it's birthday month for both of us as well as Llew's twins. We cooked a yummy roast at the guesthouse that Owen won in a lucky draw.

Llewellyn (right) with his Dad in the guesthouse bar


Lucky draw roast lamb

Stunning Durban winter trees

It's difficult to believe it's winter in Durban with beautiful trees in full bloom and temperatures over 25c. Come visit - bookings durbanview@gmail.com

Catch the carpet of blooms on Sandile Thusi (Argyle) Rd on the way from the guesthouse to the beach



This is outside our guesthouse in Holstead Gardens

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Umhlanga pier, Durban amongst world's finest

One of Durban's piers out into the Indian Ocean has won us accolades from CNN, rating it amongst the top 10 in the world.

Here's the rankings and link.

The Umhlanga Pier with the whalebone lighting

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Winter in Durban, so beautiful and warm

A couple of great sky photos of Durban and South Africa..

The sun rises up from the sea over the Durban beachfront and city on a magical winter's morning


South African sky