Friday, December 27, 2013

Boxing day

Anees, Travis, Rob and Ahmed

Ahmed, Anees, Travis and Guesthouse co-owner Dave

Chilling around the guesthouse pool after a fab Christmas.. Duane and Pieter where are you?

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Cheer

It's Christmas time at the Guesthouse and we're in the mood for good cheer and spirits ha ha.

For those staying with us this festive season, and to all guests past, Merry Christmas and thank you for your support this year. Hope to see more of you in 2014.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday roll

The holidays are here... I am on leave from today and our guests are already arriving for a break before Christmas, soaking up some glorious Durban sunshine around the guesthouse pool.

Guests Ervin, Anees and Mariske

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Guesthouse braai

Getting into the festive spirit and taking a break-away to Durban before Christmas are guests Freddie, Anees, Shaun and Gareth. Thanks for joining us guys, hope you have a special time this Christmas with your loved ones.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Goodbye to a dear father

The modern father of our nation and South Africa's favourite President died at the age of 95 last night on the 5th December 2013.

Nelson Mandela will be remembered as a world Statesman who brought unity to South Africa and peace to this part of Africa and a man loved by everyone.

CNN sets out well his life history and the passage to a peaceful transition from the National Party government pre-1994 to the democratic elections and the inauguration of our first black President under the new negotiated Constitution of the Republic. The Constitution introduced a Bill of Rights and widespread new freedoms for all citizens, regardless of race or gender. We salute you dear father and thank you for your gift to us all. May you Rest in Peace.

President Nelson Mandela

Monday, December 02, 2013

Busy weekend

Welcome back to the Guesthouse Matt and Kris who were living in Edinburgh when they last came to stay with us, but who have now relocated to Chester in the Manchester area of the UK. Sadly, to put to rest his mom's ashes, but good to have been part of this memorable occasion with you Matt and to welcome you guys back to the house. As it turns out murphy's law had it that the weekend we had planned on an escape from Durban on a Mozambique cruise turned out to be one of our busier weekends with guys from Belgium, and a few from Johannesburg for the Babylon Party in Durban, ably looked after by our friend Ian. Thanks Ian for looking after everyone so well... it seems the party was happening in our absence!!

Guesthouse owners Dave and Llewellyn celebrated their 9th anniversary together on the MSC Opera on a cruise from Durban to the Portuguese Island just off the coast of Maputo.

There was plenty of talent on the cruise and the beach

Llewellyn soaks up some sun on Portuguese Island

My son just finished his Engineering degree and the cruise was a chance to congratulate my kids and spend some time catching up and with my mom who also joined us on the ship.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Premier package

Fresh flowers and Moet on arrival

We've been hard at work this week with a few guests wanting our Premier package and also a tailored Premier selection that had us scouring the shops to meet the exacting requirements. Nothing like arriving from a boat cruise to find your room stocked with the finest French champagne and a selection of treats whilst candles, bath salts and creams await you around the relaxing tub.

Llewellyn in our City Lights Premier room

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Durban Romeo and Juliet Adult Pantomime

It's time for the annual sexy saucy adult panto in Durban with our infamous and delightful guys in drag...

The panto Romeo and Juliet, an East Coast story, makes the famous love story relevant to Durban and starts at SunCoast Casino Zone running from 12th November to 31st December.
Bookings are through Computicket and if you get your tickets early you will be sure not to miss Durban's gay community celebrities Anthony Stonier and Thomie Holthausen. Shows are Tuesday to Saturdays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 2.00pm. Tickets are R150 per person. Group or table bookings can also be arranged through 083-2502690.
The cast features Anthony Stonier as Anita, Rowan Bartlett as Chubby, Clinton Small as a Toti surfer dude (right above), Thomie Holthausen as Juliet's maid, Jacobus van Heerden as the sexy Romeo (left above) and Katy Moore as Juliet. Scripting and Direction is by Darren King.

Yeah baby.. see you at the panto..... not to be missed. It's a fucking laugh a minute!! Hilarious!! risque'!!


Look what I scooped at the Durban Motor Show today ha ha. Guesthouse co-owner Llewellyn in a large CAT in between looking at the hot rods on show..mmm

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Congrats to Lee on his 40th

We suffered on Monday after our lunch and drinks for Lee's 40th at Bel Punto on Sunday which continued with more drinks at the Guesthouse afterwards.
Congrats Lee! It was great to share your special day.
Marc and Lee at Bel Punto

Margaritas (which we not up to our standard) with Jackie

Are we all really doing this Patron

Marc fooling around with Ian

Guesthouse pub with Llewellyn, Marc, Lee, Jackie, George and Claude

Adding me (Dave)  in to the party as barman

Chris at the Guesthouse

I promised you some stunning photos of Chris that were taken at the Guesthouse by guest and photographer Theo Kleynhans.. here's a few from his set:

(Chris is not gay, but the photographer frequently uses the guesthouse for modelling photoshoots due to it's stunning setting and decor)

Chris in the guesthouse outside shower

Chris on the rooftop sundeck

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Chris flies with Dave

We were host to Chris this week coming to the Guesthouse for a talent-search photoshoot for our guest Theo... and promptly arranged for Chris to come flying with me to Margate for lunch today.

Chris is pretty sporting and showed some good form in his flight to Margate and back, even taking hold of the controls to guide the plane back safely to Durban. We all appreciated the view....

The view of Durban's Bluff, the harbour and the city
Here's the link to the full set of photos on Facebook.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

HOT photoshoots at the Guesthouse

Over the years we have had some hot photoshoots at the guesthouse. I have collected the pics and made a new page on our blog for them which you can see at this link here, or on the top menu bar of the blog. The latest was this weekend past and you can watch this space for the awesome pics the photographer and models are going to be letting us use. In the meantime appreciate these past shots...
Hot Justin Swart models PHD Underwear around the Guesthouse pool

Babylon dancers Johann and Ivor in the rooftop jacuzzi

Friday, September 27, 2013

Drag it is

The guesthouse was abuzz tonight with the twittering/tweeting of the ladies in Drag for Ezra's Birthday Drag party...

Lulu, the lady of the house - guesthouse co-owner Llewellyn

OMG, is this me really doing it? - guesthouse co-owner Dave

The birthday Princess with her lovelies

Face on, Face off

The ladies in waiting

Lulu, Francis and The Pink Lady

The nails!!!