Monday, November 09, 2015

Durban Adult Pantomime

Durban's favourite drag artists and actors are performing in this years annual Adult Panto - Aladdin, which runs to the 30th December.

It's a short walk from the guesthouse to the theatre venue in the Centenary room at Greyville Race Course and should not be missed. More info on their Facebook group at this link.

The cast of Aladdin, the adult panto

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Fun at the house

The KZN Gay and Lesbian Tourism Association's boerie and cocktails event at the guesthouse this weekend was great fun. There was a good turnout and we saw many familiar and new faces. Great organisation by the Association including a car-guard for the guests, and fabulous pink boerie rolls.

Guesthouse owners Llewellyn and Dave

Pink rolls for the event baked by Bread Ahead

Drinks around the guesthouse bar and pool area

Pink decoration on the Guesthouse rooftop ahead of the event

Friday, November 06, 2015

Cocktails and Boerie evening at the Guesthouse this Saturday

The KZN Gay and Lesbian Tourism Association are holding a cocktails and boerie evening at the Guesthouse this Saturday and you're invited.

It starts early so if the weather's good, bring your costumes (or none) and towel and let's have some fun around the pool and rooftop as we watch the sun set over Durban. Hear from the organisers:

KZNGALTA ( KZN Gay and Lesbian Tourism Association) in conjuction with Durban View Guest House is hosting a "Fabulous in Pink Fundraiser". KZNGALTA's objective is to turn KZN into a Gay hotspot for tourists and business owners alike and also a friendly and prosperous province, in so doing allowing both tourists and locals to benefit from a booming tourist industry. We would like to rival the other great gay tourist centres like Joburg and Cape Town...if not better.

To do this our NPO needs to have funds in order to market our beautiful province and its entrepreneurs . None of the KZNGALTA board members or general members earn money but rather do this job to benefit KZN as a whole making it profitable as an experience.

This Saturday the 7th November, the beautiful - and gay owned/friendly- Durban View Guest House will be hosting our event. Tickets will be sold at the door at R20pp which includes a FREE welcome Pink Cocktail. Unique pink boerewors rolls - yes PINK- will be served *limited stock available* at R20 a Roll, and a bar will be available where you can buy a drinks voucher book at R100 each which will include 4x R20 vouchers and 2xR10 vouchers. Proceeds will be going to KZNGALTAS fundraising too. Also we will be having a lucky draw raffle with R5 tickets sold to stand a chance of winning an awesome hamper worth Hundreds of Rands!

So come join us and remember to bring business cards as this will be a fantastic Networking event. The event is not soley for Gays and Gay business owners but for Gay Friendly people and businesses alike who would like to market to, and benefit from the "Pink Rand".

Date: 7 November
Time: 3:30pm for 4pm - 9pm
Adress: 16 Holstead Gardens (Durban View Guest House)
Theme/ Dress: Pink and Casual
Entrance: R20

NB***Cars: Cars MUST be parked in Haden Road, adjacent to Holstead Gardens Road, a car guard will be there to watch over your cars. Cars will NOT be permitted to park in Holstead Garden road as it is a small residential road. ***

Durban View Guest House Site:

For more info please feel free to ask here or whatsapp
Ryan Stewart on 0793026253

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

We're off on a summer holiday

Thanks to Thomie who will be managing the guesthouse while we are away on summer holiday to the beaches of Croatia and Mykonos.

Llewellyn and Dave with their beach bods best effort
Dave showing his new beach bod

Llewellyn has been hard at work in the gym

Dave showing some biceps

We'll be sailing around the islands of Croatia on a yacht

Dubrovnik will be one of the ports in Croatia where we will dock

Monday, August 24, 2015

Birthday beach bod

It's another birthday for me and at 57 I'm probably in the best shape I have been in my life. Llew and I are going to have extended celebrations with a month in Europe next week, cruising the islands of Croatia and on the beaches of Mykonos. Thanks to Thomie who will be looking after our guests in our absence.

Dave getting ready for the beaches of Europe

A recent pic from Madagascar on our expedition there over the Mozambique Channel in our plane

A pic on the apron of Pietermaritzburg Airport

On the beach n Madagascar.. Dave and Llewellyn

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Birthday cake

First birthday cake baked for me by my husband - not the first cake he ever baked, but the first as my husband.. thank you my man, was very special and so yummy!!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Reunion Dinner

Llewellyn and Dave at Dave's Kloof High School 1975 Matrics' 40th Reunion Dinner last night.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Birthday fun

Dave enjoying a drink with mate Marc on his birthday. Marc and Lee joined us on our recent trip to Madagascar and we will be joining them in September for a yacht cruise of the Croatian islands.

Dave with minion Kevin and Marc 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

We flew to Madagascar over the Mozambique Channel

Llewellyn and I had an incredible adventure to Madagascar earlier this month, crossing the Mozambique Channel, the Bay of Maputo and the crossing to the offshore island of Ile Sainte Marie in our single engine 2-seater aircraft named ZDL (Zulu Dave Llewellyn). We joined together a tour group of 6 Sling aircraft and plotted our way through Madagascar, land of lemurs, baobabs and chameleons, all of which we saw, whilst also taking the time to chug local rum and coconut cocktails (once we had landed). See my aviation blog linked here, for the full story and the adventures each day.

Crossing the sea with life jackets and life raft and other marine safety equipment in our airplane

Clouds, sky and sea over the Mozambique Channel

The Durban pilots Dave, Lee, Marc, Llewellyn and Louis

Llew feeds a friendly lemur

Sean shows some rainbow colours 

Heading out for the Bay of Maputo crossing 220 kms and the furthest was 75 kms out to sea

Arriving in Vilankulos, Mozambique the first leg of our journey

We have arrived at our beach destination on the east coast of Madagascar, day 3 of the trip

The Durban crew line up for a selfie at the Avenue of Baobabs, near Morondava, Madagascar

We're in tiny planes, crossing the Mozambique Channel with sea and sky all around - 875 kms and 5 1/2 hour crossing

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Goodbye Charl

So sad to hear of the passing of our hero and Mr Gay World 2010, Charl vd Berg. You were a really beautiful person and an inspiration to many. The excitement as you captured the Mr Gay South Africa 2009 title then went on to dazzle the world in 2010 was amazing. Rest in peace dear soul, you will be missed. Llew and I pass our condolances to his partner and family.

Charl van den Berg who passed away this week

Charl meets Dave at Durban View Guesthouse

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Color Run Festival Durban

I can never say it often enough, how lucky we are to have this Durban winter weather. I got up before dawn this morning for a flight with my student pilot and then at 9am we were at the beachfront for the Color Run Festival basking in 25c winter sunshine. 

Llew and I all coloured up at the finish

The "before" picture

Llew sporting some colour

Dave, Llew and his sister Liesl

Walkers before they got to the yellow station

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Club Altitude tonight

It's Pride in Durban

Celebrating the US marriage equality decision

It's truly amazing to see how many people, both gay and straight, have adopted the Facebook rainbow filter in support of the USA Supreme Court decision to uphold marriage equality and ban any of the States from imposing a ban or restriction. It's about time, but great and welcome news.

Mr Gay South Africa, Craig Maggs at Durban View Guesthouse for Gay Pride this weekend

Dave, co-owner of Durban View Guesthouse celebrates the rainbow way

Dave's husband Llewellyn, a recently qualified pilot, also celebrating the USA decision

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Winter sunshine in Durban

Nothing better than a public holiday to get up early and have some fun in the city. 10km cycle along the Durban beachfront followed by breakfast was the way to go. It's the same time of year as the 2010 World Cup Football in Durban and the weather again is absolutely stunning. Beach weather, suntanning and the perfect time to be outdoors.

Guesthouse owners Dave (left) with husband Llew (right)

Mid-winter temperatures of 28c in Durban make it a beach day

My buff husband