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The Vagabond Guest House

Address 5 Richmond Road, Green Point, Cape Town
Phone Phone: +27 (0) 21 4398148
Cellphone: +27 (0) 742963339
Rates High Season: From R900 - R2 800
Rates Off Season: From R700 - R1 000
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Five alluring private rooms with adjoining sensual living spaces provide a mystical respite in tranquil settings.

A spiritually revitalizing hideaway, The Vagabond Guest House is near the bustling streets of charming Cape Town and its picturesque and popular attractions, catering to business and adventure travellers as well as families.

Enter a mystical world blessed by the blissful smile of a gold-leave covered 19th century Burmese Buddha. Step into a land that time forgot. The authentic hand-painted Tibetan tanka (embroidered silk painting) featuring a mandala that conjures the cosmos of millennia past. As you sign The Vagabond traveller guest book glance over your shoulder and imagine the Burmese and Thai marionettes at play.

The salotto (living room), warmed by the hand-made nomadic Saharan tapis, features a one-of-a-kind collection of more than 100 Lonely Planet travel guidebooks to the world’s most far-flung destinations. Fellow Vagabonders browse the library, dreaming and planning future expeditions to faraway ports of call. The book in your hand, read by the light of the mosaic glass Ottoman chandelier, is your passage to that long dreamt-of escapade.

At the top of the stairs, you find authentic West African oil paintings depicting crowded markets, music making, joyous carnival and traditional dance. A generous collection of Angolan traditional musical instruments adorn the facing walls and includes marimba, Batuque, Saxi and hard to find Kissange, Omakola, Reco Reco.

After a dream-enchanted night, awaken to a delightful morning repast of assorted seasonal berries and melons along with delicious breads and delectable cheeses, served atop a playfully coloured Balinese fisherman’s boat, enjoyed by you and your breakfast companions to the aroma of fragrant coffee or espresso.
From Airport/N2:
Take the N2 freeway towards Cape Town/Waterfront/CTICC.
You will encounter a set of traffic lights as you enter the CBD (CTICC on left, Waterfront entrance on right).
Continue over traffic lights (100m) and turn right onto Western Boulevard (M6).
Continue down this road for approx. 1km until you come to a circle.
Take the first exit at the circle (left) and turn immediately right onto Main Road (M61).
After Giovanni’s Deli, pass over 2 robots, turning left immediately after the 2nd set of robots into Richmond Road.
The Vagabond is Number 5, on your left.

GPS co-ordinates: -33.9087103488871 (Lat); 18.4009201079607 (Long)

Services, Features and Activities

Walking distance:
• Sea Point
• Seaboard walk along promenade
• 2010 FIFA world cup stadium
• Mouille Point
• V&A waterfront
• Waterkant-Cape Quarter
• Highlevel Road & Ocean View Drive

0 – 15 minutes drive:
• Central Business District
• Long Street, Kloof Street
• Table Mountain & Devil’s Peak
• Clifton beaches & Camps Bay
• Century City mall
• Rhodes Memorial
• Hout Bay & Chapman’s Peak

Longer drives:
• Kirstenbosch Gardens (20 mins)
• International Airport (30 mins)
• Winelands, Stellenbosch (1 hour)
• Simon’s Town / Penguins (1 hour)
• Franschhoek & Ceres (1.5 hours)
• Cape Point (1,5 hours)
• Top South African Golf courses
Tea/Coffee, Bar Fridge, Aircon in Room, TV in Room, Internet, Languages spoken: Italian, English, All children welcome, Breakfast
Room Options
Double, Family, Luxury