Saturday, December 30, 2006

Party animals for New Year

Miami and London friends who have known each other for over 10 years all flew into Durban to stay at our guesthouse this week in the lead up to the New Year festivities. From left to right are Jose, Armand, Joe, Chris and Dave. They were party animals deluxe and set the tone for our big party on our roof-top on New Year's Eve.
Our new guesthouse Manager Shane is seen with Llewellyn (my partner), myself (Dave) and New Year Party barman Shaun (all with clothes on..). Durban View Gay Guesthouse will be the place to be this New Year and the following are the Party procedures:
New Year........
1. Party starts 9pm with DJ Ian aka Fluffles blasting from the roof-top at 16 Holstead Gardens - scroll down for a map to our place;
2. Bring your own booze so you can't complain when our limited stock of cash-bar beers and stuff run out. You will also be assured of your own favourite drink;
3. Bring plastic glasses so that we do not all get cut feet if you drop yours.... ;
4. Bring a towel - the roof-top Spa will be operating as well as the downstairs pool;
5. Bring R20 entrance and as many extra R20/R50 notes for tips and pole-dances with our barmen and guesthouse manager;
6. Sign in at the gate with your cell number and email address so we can find you again and invite you to future parties. You will also sign an indemnity so that if you or other guests get reckless or injured, we are not responsible;
7. Bring your own snacks if you think you may get hungry during the evening;
8. Bring your own cushion if you want greater comfort on our roof-top or want to lie down...;
9. Park somewhere down the nearby roads as parking will be difficult around the house;
10. There are no other rules, except don't break the place down, steal or cause anyone a problem............ it's going to be a jol;
11. If it rains, no prob, the party will re-locate to the downstairs Pub in the guesthouse;
12. Dress code - cum as you like.. as much, as casual, as stylish or as little as you prefer... :-)

Thursday, December 28, 2006

New Year's Eve Gay Party

The Gay Party this New Year's Eve is at 16 Holstead Gardens, Morningside, Durban - with spectacular city skyline and beachfront views on our roof-top with Spa and Pub!!

DJ Ian Macfarlane (aka "Fluffelina Finkelbottom")will be mixing on the roof. It's a private house party for invited guests with entrance of R20 on a bring-your-own liquor basis, although a limited cash bar will also operate. No pre-booked tickets are needed, and you can arrive on the night, but you need to secure your entrance by dropping us an email or message with cell number letting you know you want to come and we will keep your space for the countdown roof-party.

Our guesthouse is now fully booked for staying over - if you intend to sleep at all - but you can still come jol with us!!!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Gay friends and neighbour

Gearing up for our New Year's roof-top party at our guesthouse are friends and guests from left to right Rob (Durban), Brandon (Jhb), Nelus (Luanda, Angola), Llewellyn (Durban View Gay Guesthouse) and neighbour Derek.

Morning Sun rises over Durban

The morning sun rises from the sea bathing the city of Durban and Durban View Gay Guesthouse in it's glorious rays - one of the last few sunrises of 2006 as we prepare for our New Year's party to herald in 2007 with revelry, top music and a gay Durban crowd at its best.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

New Year Happenings...

Have you booked your New Year Bash?

The Lounge, 226 Stamford Hill Road, Durban
New Year's Eve, Sun 31st December 2006 sees a Mardi Gras New Year's bash at Durban's only gay club, The Lounge. Entry is R100 per person if pre-booked and R150 on the night (subject to ticket availability)

Bent Party @ The Lounge, New Year's Eve
The girls will be having their own bash upstairs at their new club forming part of The Lounge premises. Check out their website
here for the latest info.

Roof-Top Party, 16 Holstead
This is a private gay party - you can request your own invite from - and a nominal entry fee of R20 will secure your entry. It's largely bring your own booze, but a limited cash bar will also operate. DJ Fluffles will be mixing on the roof where the upstairs pub and Spa has city-wide views of the city and fireworks.
330 Point-Blank Clubbing at Club 54- 50 Old Main Rd, PInetown
Durban's famed 330 Club is hosting a New Year's eve bash in Pinetown - suburb of Durban 30kms on the N3 west - in conjunction with Club 54. Should be a jol, although not exclusively gay.

New Year Party Map

Here is the map to the Gay Party of 2006 - our New Year's Eve roof-top jol at our guesthouse in Durban. It's Durban View Gay Guesthouse where DJ Fluffles will be mixing on the roof with Paul Oakenfold beat and other hot sets.

Monday, December 11, 2006

New Roof-top Spa and Furniture

Here is a first photo of Dave showing off our new roof-top furniture at our gay guesthouse in Durban. The Spa on the roof is already operating and the new facilities should get their real test at our New Year's Eve roof-top Party.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Durban must see..

Being a gay traveller to Durban does not mean that you do not want to do the usual tourist things, and there are a few not-to-be-missed attractions we recommend.

This photo of turtles was taken by one of our guests who visited the uShaka Marine World - Durban's must-see acquarium and shopping complex situated right on the beach in our developing waterfront area near the harbour mouth. uShaka features a full size replica of a wrecked ship, a magnificent acquarium with dolphn show, a "Wet 'n Wild" experience (that has nothing to do with gay - slides and water rides that are great for adults and kids alike and access to the beach and the pier into the sea. Helicoper flips around the city and coast can also be booked here.

uShaka is a few minutes drive towards the beachfront and city from our
guesthouse and can be easily reached by car or taxi.

Friday, December 08, 2006

FlatFoot Dance Company

"Moo cow" Richard has kindly shared with us a review and news - don't miss the FlatFoot Dance Company's "Three Men in a Square Space" 50-min dance routine taking place at the Square Space Theatre at the KZN Univerisity Durban Campus this weekend 8th and 9th December and again from the 13th - 16th December 2006.

It's a contemporary piece well worth watching and explores the boundaries of masculinity and friendship and is being staged by Lliane who can be contacted on 031-2601142 or 0828756065 for more details. The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are R20 at the door.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Best News Blog nomination

Yes Durban, BestGayBlogs - popular American website - has accepted our nomination for Best Gay Blogs 2006 Awards. We are hoping to be featured in the ratings and to see many more people visit this blog and find out more about our awesome fair city Durban on the sunny east coast of South Africa.