Saturday, November 28, 2009

It's Mr Gay South Africa tonight

Guest at Durban View Guesthouse Hendrik from Windhoek, Namibia, was delighted to be on the Rainbow cruise this week that hosted the finalists of the Mr Gay South Africa Pagent which culminates in a Grand Finale tonight.

In the photo with Hendrik on board the MSC Sinfonia is finalist Chris McGreggor, who hails from Durban and is looking awesome here at the White Party on board the ship resplendant with wings and cock-tail... mmm

Guesthouse Lizard lays eggs

Some say it's lucky when a lizard decides to lay eggs at your home and this plucky mom chose the Guesthouse driveway to lay her eggs.
If anyone knows what kind of lizard this is, just leave a comment here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

From the top of the world to the deep south

In South Africa we have Cape Agulhas, the southern-most tip of Africa where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic. In Norway the northern-most tip of Europe is at North Cape, where our guests Asbjorn (left) and Kenneth (right) run hotels catering for the thousands of tourists who flock to this part of the world each month. This is also where you can see the famed northern lights.(see photo)

Asbjorn is General Manager of the Rica hotels group which operates three of the hotels in the area and they have taken time out from the hotels which close over the dark winter months to visit Mocambique and us at the guesthouse in Durban. We were honoured to have such busy executives come stay and delighted that they enjoyed their extended stay in Durban.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

10th Birthday at The Lounge

It's The Lounge's 10th Birthday - Durban's only gay Club is 10 and going from strength to strength and it's a month of celebration.
Part of the celebrations is a free entry night on Friday 20th November. Andre and Thomie wish to thank all regular patrons for helping The Lounge grow.
In the photos are guesthouse visitor from Sydney Dan, seen with Durbanview Guesthouse co-owner Dave and The Lounge barman Sandhip.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Olympic Sportsman visits Durban

Welcoming South African Olympic Badminton player Anton Kriel from Pretoria to the Guesthouse are fellow guests Gregg from Portland, Oregon, Anton's partner Stuart, and Greg's partner Eric.

Anton took part in the Barcelona Olympic games in 1992, the
first year that Badminton was accepted as an Olympic sport and he has countless other trophies to his credit including the All Africa mixed doubles and men's doubles championship trophies, as well as the Wanderers 1999 Sportsman of the Year trophy.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sinderalla in Durban

Damon Beard of East Coast Radio seen with Llewellyn (Durban View Guesthouse) on the opening night of the Durban Adult Pantomime Sinderella which runs at the Jubilee Supper Theatre until the 5th January 2010.

The cast features Anthony Stonier (in his 14th year – he has performed in every adult panto), Thomie Holtzhausen and Junaid Cassidy who were both in the panto last year; the unstoppable Rowan Bartlett as Buttons; and newcomers Rikki Hastings (as Sinders) and Daisy Spencer (as the Fairy Godmother).

Bookings are through Computicket and you can get more info from their facebook event by clicking on the link here.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dave and Llewellyn in Pride March

Dave and Llewellyn took part in their first gay Pride March this week in Buenos Aires Argentina. Pride is the first Saturday of November each year and this year we just happened to be in Buenos Aires in time for Pride and our first experience of marching in a Pride Parade.

There were about 20 000 people in the March and we were in the second row. It was an awesome experience and we bought our first Rainbow flag which we took with us on the march and is now in our Guesthouse pub, along with the few bits and pieces we bought in Buenos Aires. What a wonderful experience.