Sunday, May 30, 2010
In Durban it's hard to believe it's winter, and us locals get spoilt enjoying summer weather all year. It's Comrades Marathon today but I am stuck inside studying... after so many years I decided to write my Notarial exam so will give you some more pics on this later. In the meantime enjoy the eye candy here. Dave
Sunday, May 16, 2010
When I'm in Stellenbosch where my son Mark is studying, I love to go to the JC le Roux wine farm for a sparkling wine tasting.
They have also paired their wines with a selection of nougat which is outstanding, so we have decided to have a little sparkling wine tasting of our own at the Guesthouse.
In the poster Llewellyn shows off some of the now wide range forming part of the sparkling wines produced by the wine estate.
At JC le Roux, passion and prowess are evident in every facet of the winemaking process. The grapes are whole bunch pressed and only the curvee, the finest quality, free-running juice, is used for JC le Roux Cap Classiques.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Durban's main street is ablaze with lights for the World Cup event. Traditionally only Christmas lights have ever spanned our main street, so it was a treat to see the World Cup countries flags down the length of the street.
You can see more on our World Cup blog here.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Hats off to the boys from Cape Town who exhibited (ha ha, no pun) at the Indaba Tourism Show this week. The Show ended with a Pink Party at the Guesthouse and as you can see from the pics we all had a load of fun.
I can't remember all of the names, but will pick out some and send a link to the email addresses we collected. So if you guys are reading this and want to add a name and a link, just leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do.
So thanks Jason for organising. In the pics I see Louis, Petra, Llewellyn, Jason, 3rd pic - myself, Llewellyn and Claude, Brian and Deon, Brian and Jason at the Cape Town stand at Indaba and in the last pic friends with Jason of Tulbach. Dave
Monday, May 10, 2010
Meet Gerhard Venter. he is the new Mr Underwear 2010 chosen at this year's Pink Lourie festival in Knysna.
Durban View Guesthouse sponsored a weekend in Durban for 2 to the winner so we hope to see Gerhard here in Durban at the Guesthouse sometime soon.
Congratulations and good luck Gerhard.
The sun has risen and it's another glorious winter morning in Durban. For those not from Durban it is almost hard to believe it is winter; we went to the beach yesterday and tanned coming home a little pink. This is not the case for the rest of South Africa though - it is already quite cold inland and whereas we have a dry winter, it is usually raining and cold this time of the year in Cape Town.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Breakfast in the Guesthouse is included with our Garden Studio rates, but guests there also have a mini-kitchen so can also make meals, warm goodies up in the microwave or store coldstuffs in the fridge. This is especially handy for those spending more than a few days with us.
The Studio can also accommodate an extra bed for an additional guest or couple. The rates are R560 single, R860 double and R245 per additional Guest.
Sunday, May 02, 2010
Then this morning, Sat 1 May heralded the opening of the brand new 3x larger King Shaka International airport designed to cater for the huge A380 Airbus and the droves of international tourists who are discovering the gem of Durban on the sunny east coast of South Africa.
Saturday, May 01, 2010
Durban View Guesthouse have sponsored some cash prizes at the Mr Gay Boy event which takes place at our only gay bar, The Lounge, tonight at 9pm, 226 Mathews Meyiwa Rd, Morningside, just down the road from us.