Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mr Gay South Africa 2009 - Winner

At a glittering affair in Pretoria our Mr Gay South Africa 2009 has been chosen - Charl van den Berg, 28 year-old Cape Town boy. You can connect with Charl on his blog.

Charl says: "It has been an amazing journey and something I know I will always remember. Up to know I have learnt more about myself than I think I ever have. I have realised my potential as a human being to be able to make a difference in my community and have also come to realise that I CAN do anything I put my mind to!"

Congratulations to the winner as well as the runners-up.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Mr Gay South Africa Tonight

Guest at Durban View Guesthouse Hendrik from Windhoek, Namibia, was delighted to be on the Rainbow cruise this week that hosted the finalists of the Mr Gay South Africa Pagent which culminates in a Grand Finale in Pretoria tonight.

In the photo with Hendrik on board the MSC Sinfonia is finalist Chris McGreggor, who hails from Durban and is looking awesome here at the White Party on board the ship resplendant with wings and cock-tail... mmm

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hot in South Africa

It's always warm in South Africa and it's getting hotter with the gorgeous guys now that summer is upon us....

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Durban's Moses Mabhida 2010 FIFA World Cup Football Stadium

Our recent guest Friedrich was a whiz with his camera and took these photos of the city from the Guesthouse.

In the top photo is our new 2010 FIFA World Cup Football Stadium which has just been completed. There were sceptics who said the Stadia in the country would never be completed in time, but they were proved wrong. The Durban Stadium, the Moses Mabhida Stadium feature a stunning cable car lift which ca take visitors to the top of the Stadium arch and for those more adverturous there are stairs on the other side to take one up or down as well.

In the middle photo are the night lights of our beachfront hotels, whilst the day photo below shows the CBD of the City from the Guesthouse. Thanks Friedrich for these stunning new pics.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Salvation for South Africa this December

In Durban for the launch of QC2's huge December gay circuit parties coming to Johannesburg (Sat 29 December), Durban (Tues 26 December) and Cape Town (New Year's Eve Thurs 31 December) is promoter Pieter (right) seen with Durban View Gay Guesthouse co-owner Llewellyn (second from right) and guests Lindeque (left) and John (second from left).

are the most famouse gay parties in London and the world with rave reviews from every continent.

So be sure to be there... log on to QC2's website and make sure you get your tickets early. QC2 were the organisers of the recent Fireman's Ball at the Dome in Johannesburg with several thouand Pride after-party enthusiasts.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Vote for Mr Gay South Africa

Now you can vote for KZN entrants in the Mr Gay South Africa Pageant by SMS.

In the photos above are hunky Ballito boy Gavin Deale seen at the Guesthouse recently when he won through to the finals of the Mr Gay South Africa Pageant.

If you want to vote for Gavin, simply sms GSA Gavin Deale to 35215 and your vote will be recorded.

Another hot finalist from Westville is Tyrone Nell (below), seen in this recent shoot.
Tyrone qualified as a finalist for the Mr Gay South Africa Pageant at the Knysna Loerie Festival earlier this year. He was also in attendance at the KZN Finals of the contest at the Guesthouse here last month checking out the competition.

You can vote by SMS for Tyrone by sending a message GSA Tyrone Nell to 35215 and make sure that one of our spunky KZN boys wins the Pageant for our Province.

Good luck guys... and to the readers, please get your sms votes going now. You could win a trip to Tanzania just by voting.

You can view more finalists by clicking on this Facebook link.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Mr Gay South Africa

This Saturday is going to be a hot affair at the Guesthouse with the KwaZulu-Natal regional finals of the Mr Gay South Africa Pageant taking place.

Bookings for accommodation or to see the Pageant may be made on our webpage at BookNow.biz.

The regional finals for the prestigious contest have already taken place in the Eastern Cape, Western and Northern Cape as well as the Free State and the Gauteng regionals take place the week after on the 18th September at Monte Casino.

Here are the hot finalists so far from the regionals that have taken place.

Chris Macgregor, Finalist: Winner Eastern Cape

Leo Jan de Beer, Finalist: Second Runner-up Eastern Cape

Shahin Eskandar, Finalist: Winner Western & Northern CapeKarel Petzer, Finalist: Mr Mardi Gras 2007

Quentin Saunders, Finalist: Mr Mardi Gras 2008

Tyrone Nell, Finalist: Runner-up Eastern Cape

Jan du Toit, Finalist: Winner Free State

Charl van den Berg, Finalist: Runner-up Western & Northern Cape

Book Now for the KZN Regionals this Sat 12 Sept at Durban View Gay Guesthouse and see some hot guys in action on the ramp. It will be a glittering affair.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Grahamstown Festival

It's the Grahamstown National Arts Festival from the 2nd - 11th July and we're going to be there.

I was last in Grahamstown for the festival a few years back and it was awesome... always great for the Shows, the fleamarket.. the best I have seen and the spirit in the town and the parties.

Ignore the beach-bod photo on the post.. it is freezing cold in Grahamstown and we will be leaving the warm beach climate and hot bodz of Durban to drive down south through the Transkei to the Festival... about an 8-hour trip.

So come join us for the fun. Click on the link for more details on their Facebook group.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Hot in SA

March and April are South Africa's best months to travel... hot autumn sun, hot bodz, cool evenings... bring it on!!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mr and Miss Gay North-West

The North-West Province of South Africa is coming alive. Gay Umbrella, a non-profit organisation is working among the gay community of the North West Province. Established in 2007, this organisation is working hard towards serving the needs of lesbians, gays and other sexual minorities there.

They will be hosting the first ever Mr & Miss Gay North West Pageant. In the past two years they have tested the waters with the Miss Gay Umbrella and the support was very encouraging. Now the event has been rebranded in line with national trends and so Mr & Miss Gay North West is born.


There will be three categories in the competition. The first is Mr Gay, where the judges will be looking for the sexiest young man. Miss Gay is for those boys who like to drag, while the Mr Lesbian category is looking for the most handsome lesbian in the province.

Contestants will have to dress in casual wear, swim wear and evening wear.The winners of these three categories will be expected to raise funds for a charity and they will have to work hard during the year to help popularise Gay Umbrella and its activities. They will be entered into other contests and it is hoped that one of them will win a national title. The judges will be made up of a panel consisting of other beauty queens, radio personalities and sponsors.

A special rate on accommodation at a local guest house has been secured and those travelling from afar are welcome to contact the Gay Umbrella office for more details. For the first time ever the focus will also fall on local gay talent as part of the entertainment. Guyz and girlz who can do drag shows, play musical instruments or sing and dance are welcome to come forward to be included in the programme. The organisers are hoping to include this talent search aspect as part of the competition and are currently negotiating prizes with sponsors.

Mr & Miss Gay North West is trying to up its game and several semi-professional and professional artists have already volunteered their services. The popular Ayanda will share MC duties with Brown. The Five Diamonds from Kimberley are making their way to Mafikeng to astound the audience with their show.

The event takes place in the stylish Mmabana Mafikeng Cultural Centre Theatre which can seat around 350 people. Admission is R40 per person and the show is scheduled for 25 April at 19h30. Tickets can be booked by calling the Gay Umbrella Office or they will be available at the door. A bar service will be available and after the pageant the ever popular DJ Smallz will keep the dance floor going until dawn!

Look out for these other events coming up in 2009: Out in Africa Film Festival - 15 & 16 May. Unisa/Gay Umbrella Research Project - June through September. Educational Lekgotla - 17 October. North West Pride - 28 November.

The secretary is Hendrik Baird and he can be reached on cell 083-698-7998. Alternatively contact can be made with the Chairperson, Mildred Maropefela, on cell 073-157-1791. More information will be available on http://gaymaf.blogspot.com/ and e-mails can be sent to hennieb@ananzi.co.za.