Saturday, March 19, 2011

Llewellyn's elephant

Llewellyn puts the finishing touches to his towel-fold elephant in the Premier room in anticipation of our guest arriving today.

Isn't he so cute!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

South Africa's 2nd Mr Gay World !! Well done Francois

The new Mr Gay World 2011 chosen tonight in Manila, Philipines, is South Africa's Francois Nel seen right above with Mr Gay South Africa organiser Coenie Kukkuk.

This makes it second in a row for South Africa as Charl van den Berg (left in picture right) handed over his reign as Mr Gay World 2010 to Francois. Charl is pictured in Durban with Durban View Gay Guesthouse co-owner Dave Mc Naught.

We are so proud of both you guys holding up the flag for South Africa at such a prestigeous competition.

Dave revamps Gay Directory

The Facebook group Gay Directory South Africa is the largest gay Facebook group with over 4 200 members and has just been re-vamped. Created by Dave Mc Naught of Durban View Guesthouse the directory has been steadily growing and gives an easy link to nationwide gay interest groups, accommodation in the various provinces and more...

Check out the Gay Directory South Africa here.

Big South Africa

Our guests from Paris Fabien and Ugo did not realise how big South Africa is and that distances to drive between our major cities are great. So if you're wanting to visit the Kruger National Park and the St Lucia Wetlands Park, don't give yourself only 1 day to stay over in Durban. Firstly our Guesthouse is one of the few exclusively gay guesthouses in South Africa, we we are worth a few days visit in itself. Also Durban is the warmest city on the east coast of South Africa and our beaches and Indian Ocean are legendary. So be sure to include a few days to visit us here.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Bent coming for the ladies

Dave of Durban View Guesthouse and Colette of Bent Promotions are working to bring some fun to the Guesthouse for our Ladies Weekend in April and the Rooftop Sundowners on Sat 9 April.

Accommodation bookings for the April weekend are open and we hope to have a good number of local ladies for the Sundowner event. Colette has created a Facebook event and details of the Ladies Weekend are also on our blog here and on our Facebook Ladies Event page.

Bookings may be made online on our website or email

Durban View: Dave's First Notarial Deed

Durban View: Dave's First Notarial Deed: "Dave puts the seal on the first Notarial Deed he has executed as a Notary Public. It was a Notarial Deed of Encroachment - some buildings o..."

Wecome Vince

I love learning about places I have never been to and Mexico is one of them. Meet Vince, a Mexican who is living in Texas, but working while studying and presently on assignment in Limpopo Province and here in Durban for a quick visit. Vince only came out to his family in December and is still on his journey of discovery. Great to have you with us in Durban.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Ladies Weekend in Durban Fri 8th - Sun 10th April

We've often been asked if Durban View Guesthouse is men-only or if we welcome all gay and lesbian guests.
First Lesbian wedding at the Guesthouse

Our most famous guest is Melanie Lowe who has both performed and stayed at the Guesthouse. We were also delighted to meet Gaye whom Melanie has just married. In addition we hosted one of Durban's first Lesbian Weddings with the brides coming down from Johannesburg to get married at the Guesthouse.

Melanie Lowe with Durban View Guesthouse partners
Llewellyn and Dave

So ladies it is a pleasure always to have you with us. The weekend planned for the weekend Fri 8th - Sun 10th April should be a great one for the girls. There will be a Sanctuary Party on Friday night at Origin Club in Durban and on Saturday we are having an informal social on the Guesthouse Rooftop to which the local ladies are all invited. The social will be a free entry event and accommodation for the weekend should be booked early. The rates are R450 pp sharing a double room, R550 single or for the under 25s who are more daring R295 pp sharing the Bunk room. The rates include breakfast each morning.

Bookings may be made online on our website at or you can email Llewellyn on Tel: Dave 083-7033329.

We're also created a Facebook event, so if you're local and would like to attend the Saturday social, please click on the link and let us know you are coming.

Bent Ladies Rooftop Sundowners

The Saturday evening of our Ladies Weekend will feature a Bent Social on the Guesthouse rooftop.

Thanks to Colette of Bent Promotions for helping put together what should be a fun afternoon on the rooftop with it's sweeping views of the City as the sun goes down. Click on the Bent Facebook event to let them know you are coming. There's no cover charge and there will be cash bar facilities.