Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Birthday at the Guesthouse

It seems the year has flashed by again and it is Guesthouse co-owner Dave's Birthday again.

Most of the day was spent supervising the Guesthouse building alterations and then a nice home cooked roast with mom, Llewellyn and the kids.

Monday, August 24, 2009

New room deck

We're doing some building alterations to improve the Guesthouse in time for the World Cup Foolball... a new sundeck off the Pool room and Rainbow room which at the same time will extend our pool-side entertainment area outside the Guesthouse Pub downstairs.

New sliding doors will take you from your room to the deck where one can smoke, lounge in the sun or sip cocktails overlooking the pool.

Friday, August 7, 2009

2010 Stadium takes shape for the World Cup Football

Durban's 2010 World Cup Football Stadium, the Moses Mabhida Stadium, is well on its way to completion later this year.In the last photo above, the stadium can be seen from our Guesthouse sundeck and we have watched its progress over the past number of months.

The roof structure is presently being completed and the seating is in the process of being installed. A funicular railway will take tourists up the one side of the impressive arch that towers 30 stories over the adjacent beachfront area, while others more energetic will be able to walk up the stairs on the other side of the arch.

Llewellyn and I took a jog around the Stadium the other day and could see the hive of activity which now goes through into the night to ensure completion well in advance of the World Cup Foorball event next year.

Durban is likely to be one of the venues for a semi-final, as well as pre-event training and some of the matches.