Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mr Gay South Africa @ Durban View Guesthouse


The newly registered and trade-marked pageant has been launched – the richest male pageant in the country. The search is on for a gay man of impeccable character, taste and style – and of course – a temple of a body to house these admirable qualities. A candidate of whom the LGBTI community – in all it’s diversity – can be proud of.

Durban View Guesthouse has scooped the KwaZulu-Natal Regionals of the Mr Gay South Africa Pageant and Sat 12th September will be the date to book your seat now.

Please click on this booking link and make sure you will be in the ringseats for the action.

In the photo (below right) are some of the contestants in the Eastern Cape who have already qualified for the competition from the regionals held at the Knysna festival earlier this year.

There are still opportunities to enter this prestigious competition and to do so you need to follow the links to the Mr Gay South Africa website here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Melanie Lowe to sing at Guesthouse

Living the Truth Shows - Fri 31st July and Sat 1 Aug 7pm
Excitment is building for Idol's fame Melanie Lowe's official coming out party and Shows next week at the Guesthouse.
Fresh on the heels of the revelation of her engagement to the gorgeous woman in her life, singer Melanie Lowe is climbing out of the closet and taking to the highways and byways of South Africa to bring her Living the Truth tour to our city.

Taking its name from her new song, Living the Truth - inspired by her relationship with her fiancée, Angela - her new tour promises to showcase the songstress as never before.

Featuring her much-loved hit songs and a few surprises, each show will strip back the mask and offer an intimate portrait into Melanie’s life, as she shares honestly and openly her own experiences and the stories behind her songs. Sultry and sexy as ever, but 100% Melanie, loyal fans won’t be disappointed and new fans will be captivated. Join Melanie and share in her journey of self-discovery on the road to finding true love.
The tour kicks off in Durban with two shows at Durbanview Guesthouse on 31 July and 1 August. Bookings online at BookNow.biz and pay at the door. Tickets are R60 per person.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July and August events

July and August are hot months at the Guesthouse.

Melanie Lowe
Friday 31st July and Sat 1st August are Melanie Lowe's coming out Shows - "Living the Truth".

The Shows will be very exclusive and intimate and will provide a very indepth look into Melanie's life, in light of her recent coming out and engagement. It's an exclusive for Durban View Guesthouse and we are very proud to be able to host Melanie at this important moment in her life and to share her music.


Bookings are open for both shows by emailing us at durbanview@gmail.com or by clicking on this booking link and choosing the Show date you wish to attend. Tickets are R60 each and are payable at the door.

Our hot barmen Jaco (top) will be serving guests at the Friday Show and Jarrod (bottom) will be serving on Saturday and again on bar duties for guests in the guesthouse on Fri 28 August. You can book your room accommodation for any future date at the Guesthouse now through our online booking link here.
Jaco and Jarrod will alternate as our new barmen once a month just to spice things up a little for our Guests.

Musical guests

Well we never got to hear Carlos play our piano, but then perhaps an accomplished musician needs a break when going on holiday.
The guesthouse recently welcomed Carlos (left) and Andre for a well-deserved break.
You can find out more about our musical maestro by clicking on this link to his website.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Visit to Grahamstown

We love visiting different parts of our own country and this weekend past we travelled to the Eastern Cape Province to the beautiful little town of Grahamstown for their annual Arts Festival.
In the pics are my kids Mark (left) and Kate-Lynn with myself (Dave, right in photos) and partner Llewellyn (blonde). The Festival was a blast and we had an awesome time seeing some of the best talent South Africa has to offer, combined with the largest craft market I have ever seen and fab restaurants and evening entertainment.. particularly Pirates!!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Bar fun

Having fun at the Guesthouse Pub are Wessel (left) our new part-time barman Jaco (centre) and Dave (guesthouse co-owner). Jaco will be looking after guests once a month.

Riaan and Michael from Johannesburg joined us for their second July Handicap Race day at Greyville just down the road from the Guesthouse. This was a Facebook event.

I took a short video clip at the races of the naked "13th Race" after the running of the last horse race. Unfortunately I was a bit far from the runners this time, but here's a snapshot from my video.

After a few drinks at the Guesthouse, it's time to get to The Lounge.. here's Dan, our guest from Canberra with guesthouse co-owner Dave and local boy Sandhip Singh at The Lounge. Dan said there are such yummy boys in Durban, he will have to come back soon.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

July Races

Africa's greatest horseracing event, the Vodacom Durban July Handicap was an awesome day.. and just down the road from the Guesthouse.
The house was packed for the event and in the photos are from top, Dave and Llewellyn, Guesthouse co-owners in their waistcoats in the theme of the day "The Games People Play". In the second photo is the start of the event, third photo is Llew, guest Dan from Canberra and Dave, forth photo are more guests from OZ, Les and Nelson who also joined us for the day at the races and lastly a guy on stilts showing some of the bright colours that abounded the race course.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Melanie Lowe Coming out Show for Guesthouse

We are set for an awesome July and August with Melanie Lowe's coming out party at the Guesthouse - 2 Shows "Living the Truth" on Friday 31st July at 7pm and a second show on Sat 1st August.

Melanie recently became engaged to Angela and both of the fab girls have stayed with us at the Guesthouse so it will really be a priviledge to host Melanie's official coming out party and Show right here amongst her friends and fans at the Guesthouse.

Accommodation bookings can be made
here and if you wish to attend Melanie's Show the cover charge is R60 per person per show and an indication of your attendance can be made on FaceBook and a formal booking made here.
Angela, Melanie and Llewellyn at the Guesthouse recently.

It's the Durban July

The Games People Play is the official theme of this year's Durban July Handicap - South Africa's Premiere Horse Racing event of the year.. and it's all happening just down the road from the guesthouse.

We'll be in the VDP Marquee with guests enjoying the beautiful sunshine of Durban, the fashion extravaganza and the steeds...
Here's the booking link and info for the Marquee:
The VDP GROUP consisting of Clapham Grand, Manhattan, Tiger Tiger, Joe Cools and Clapham Grand-London have secured what they believe to be the Biggest and Best Marquee for the Durban July. The site will have 4 large bars with gorgeous bar ladies, a VIP section, a massive dance floor, an outside deck, 2 big screens, 6 plasma screens, a top of the line sound and lighting rig and in house betting facilities.

Of course the best of the July races is the 13th race.. the unofficial naked guys race which takes place under the full floodlights of the evening as the last horse race finishes. Check out the YouTube video clips of previous races and be sure to take your place in the naked dash or on the sidelines watching the fun, the spills and the hot bodz!!