Welcome to Gay Durban, our guesthouse and Durban event blog.. a place for gay dudes in Durban to publish events, happenings and more about life here, from 2010 to 2020, particularly for visitors to our part of gay South Africa on the sunny beach east coast.
The Mr Gay South Africa 2011 contest is under way and the KwaZulu-Natal contestants, Fahraaz, Mngobi and Prince, came for preliminary judging to the Guesthouse today. Judges Trevor, Gavin and Prince put the contestants through their paces and a decision will be taken by the Mr Gay South Africa team as to the finalists for the main event to take place in Pretoria later this year.
It's been a spectacular long weekend in Durban, kicking off with Madame Zingara on Friday, much wine, men and song, and frolicking in the Guesthouse rooftop jacuzzi. The weather has been superb while most of South Africa has been in a winter shiver. Great to meet you guys and Francois (left) for his second visit to the guesthouse.
Thinus (right) and Rudi are owners of the new Ramp Divas Club which recently relocated and offers gay clubbers an awesome experience in Boksburg.
Llewellyn booked a table weeks in advance as bookings opened and a group of 16 of us enjoyed the Madame Zingara spectacular in Durban this weekend. In the photos are Cathy Specific compere and comedienne of the Show with Dave, Llewellyn and Jeremy; in the second photo dressing up for the occasion is Theuns and Llewellyn - Theuns will be opening a new street cafe and restaurant at the reknowned BBB site in Durban soon - and in the bottom photo Dave gets cozy with Madama Zingara hereself. The show is fully booked out for the 3-month tour in Durban, the acrobatic feats (and guys) were fantastic and the food spectacular.
Enjoying a drink in the Guesthouse pub are Exit journalists Ernst, Eddie and Gerhard here for the rebirth party of gay dating website Gaydar, whilst Raph from France has joined us with Celine a work colleague from a French Perfume manufacturer working in Johannesburg on contract.
Welcome to Durban guys and for bringing some new talent to town. Guesthouse co-owner Llewellyn is in the centre of the pics.
It is not often that a ship of the size of the Phoenix is wrecked on our coast. The last I recall was the Aimie Lykes in 1970 when I was still a schoolboy. The latest is the Phoenix which ran aground this week just up the road (or should I say beach) from Durban. Brad took the day picture and we all took a drive up last night to have a look. Amazing sight! The ship was en route to being scrapped, but made it's own way to an early graveyard after breaking anchor and drifting ashore. It seems like they will be pulling her off the rocks and sinking her offshore.