Thursday, September 24, 2009

Public holiday

The sun is shining bright and it's a public holiday today in South Africa so we're off to the beach... let's hope we can find some hot beach bodz at Scottburgh where we are headed.
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Building Alterations completed for Mr Gay SA

Second runner-up, Gavin Deale, with winner, Eddy Rust, and entrant Garret Brent at the Mr Gay South Africa KZN finals we held at the Guesthouse on Saturday... more hot pics below

Chris, Ryan, Donovan and friend had a blast at the Mr Gay South Africa pageant at the Guesthouse... see the facebook body shots pics...

Llewellyn (guesthouse co-owner) with Eddy Rust, winner of the KZN finals, although we understand he has since withdrawn and the runner-up and 2nd runner-up will now go through to the finals.
Tyrone Roberts (runner-up) and contestant Krishen Samuel getting ready for their debut on the ramp.The new sliding door in the Pool room shows the patio deck we finished in time for the Pageant. Guests can now enjoy a sun-downer or catch the afternoon sun on the deck.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Meeting the Artist

Guest Christiaan Diedericks (left top) and his partner Chris (right) visited Durban and the Guesthouse for the opening of his Cold Sweat Graphic Art Exhibition at the ArtSpace Gallery here.

Thanks for the invite to the Exhibition Opening guys. The contemporary art is impressive and we hope does well. Follow the link to Christiaan's
website for more info.

In the second photo Llewellyn and I appreciate the works on display.

Meet Nelson

Meet Nelson Clemente - composer, musican, singer, who with partner Les is a frequent guest at the Guesthouse.

Here last week for the Mr Gay South Africa pageant (see photo below) Nelson hails from Perth, Western Australia and has been staying with Les at Richards Bay (help) for the past number of months.

You can catch Nelson in singing mode at the Zululand Expo from the 24th - 26th September. Nelson will be giving 3 performances (each evening) during the Expo. Follow the link also to his
website where you can download and hear some of his compositions.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fun at the House

Enjoying some good Australian wine with our Perth guests and friends - Dave (guesthouse co-owner) with Nelson and Les (Perth savages) and Llewellyn (guesthouse co-owner) during the Mr Gay South Africa KZN finals at the Guesthouse last night.

The hot line-up of sexy hunks taking part in the Mr Gay South Africa pageant at the guesthouse last night to find a regional winner and runner-up to go forward to the national finals later this year.

Finalist from the Eastern Cape finals, Tyrone Nell, seen at the Guesthouse with our barman Jarrod.

Party-goers enjoy a drink and a chat before the Mr Gay South Africa contest gets underway in the new entertainment area around the pool at the Guesthouse.

Model boss Wesley Hiepner tries out the ramp across the pool as the judges get ready for the competition to start.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Building works completed in time for Mr Gay South Africa tonight

There is still time to make a booking for the Mr Gay South Africa KZN finals which take place at the Guesthouse tonight - and our stunning building alterations have just been completed in time for the Pageant. We have extended the pub entertainment area - photo above.

The sundeck above the entertainment area now gives us doors off the Rainbow room and Pool room to enjoy a sundowner or morning coffee.
Dave appreciates the new decor of the Rainbow room.

Loo with a view - Guesthouse co-owner Llewellyn tries out the loo in the Rainbow rom .. fronting on to the sundeck... :-)
Bookings for Mr Gay South Africa can still be made for the Pagent tonight at

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Mr Gay South Africa finalist Chris Macgregor

The Eastern Cape regional winner and finalist in the Mr Gay South Africa Pageant is hotting up the stakes - here's sexy Chris Macgregor who hails from Durban but is staying in Cape Town at the moment. Lucky Cape Town.

The KwaZulu-Natal regionals take place at our gay Guesthouse this Sat 12 Sept and then it's on to the finals... so good luck Chris.
For bookings click here

Monday, September 07, 2009

Durban's Tyrone Nell vies for Mr Gay South Africa

Here is Durban's own Tyrone Nell who is competing for the Mr Gay South Africa 2009 title.

The KZN regional finals will be held this Sat 12 Sept at our Guesthouse and the finals later in November. Tyrone is pictured here modelling a new range of
underwear about to be launched in South Africa.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Mr Gay South Africa KZN regional finals at Durban View Guesthouse

This Saturday is going to be a hot affair at the Guesthouse with the KwaZulu-Natal regional finals of the Mr Gay South Africa Pageant taking place.

Bookings for accommodation or to see the Pageant may be made on our webpage at

The regional finals for the prestigious contest have already taken place in the Eastern Cape, Western and Northern Cape as well as the Free State and the Gauteng regionals take place the week after on the 18th September at Monte Casino.

Here are the hot finalists so far from the regionals that have taken place.

Chris Macgregor, Finalist: Winner Eastern Cape

Leo Jan de Beer, Finalist: Second Runner-up Eastern Cape

Shahin Eskandar, Finalist: Winner Western & Northern CapeKarel Petzer, Finalist: Mr Mardi Gras 2007

Quentin Saunders, Finalist: Mr Mardi Gras 2008

Tyrone Nell, Finalist: Runner-up Eastern Cape

Jan du Toit, Finalist: Winner Free State

Charl van den Berg, Finalist: Runner-up Western & Northern Cape

Book Now for the KZN Regionals this Sat 12 Sept at Durban View Gay Guesthouse and see some hot guys in action on the ramp. It will be a glittering affair.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Marketing South Africa's skills

We had Guests Portia and Lauren at the Guesthouse this week on a mission to market the skills and fruits of labour of Eastern Cape artists. They have been making an unusual and beautiful collection of jewellry. The collection includes beaded wire necklaces, bracelets and rings in a range of dazzling white, black, silver and neon colours.

Both girls work for
Aid to Artisans, a charitable organisation that trains and promotes artisans principally from the Eastern Cape to run a manufacturing and marketing business that is sustainable. They also promote and market the jewellry nationally and internationally and help improve designs to increase the appeal of the finished product to the international community.

You can contact the girls by
email and soon a list of retailers where the jewellry can be bought will also be made available.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Business as usual

It's been a sweat, but it's business as usual at the Guesthouse as our building alterations near completion. The rooms are back in commission and the steel framework for the wooden patio deck is now complete. This will give the upstairs rooms a deck to walk out onto, smoke in comfort or sit down for a cup of coffee or a sundowner cocktail.

Underneath, we will have an extended covered entertainment area and a new breakfast setting.

It's very exciting and some of our guests who have seen the work in progress will be able to return after next week to see the completed project.