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The Vagabond Guest House

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The Vagabond Entrance
Africa Kingdom twin room
World quarter second floor
Aladin Lamps
Marocco suite
Asian Kingdom main bedroom
The Dining Room
Masai art
Asian Kingdom single room
World Quarter
The Vagabond main entrance
Breakfast Table
Africa Parlor main bedroom


5 Richmond Rd

Price range - complete one of the options

R350 - R600
R800 - R1500

About the establishment

General facilities & services
  • Air-conditioning
  • Child-friendly
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Laundry facilities
  • TV in rooms
  • Wireless internet
Getting there/ what's nearby
  • Public transport nearby
  • Shopping nearby
Foreign languages spoken
Welcome to the Vagabond Guest House in Cape Town!
Discover an exotic home away from home. The Vagabond Guest House merges delightful accommodation with cross-cultural ambience of opulent design and artisanal objets d'art from disparate regions of the world. A celebration of diversity across continents. A world-travelers' temple of the senses!  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 travelers as well as families.

Our rooms....
The Vagabond aims to be a relaxing and hospitable environment where our guests sleep in comfort surrounded by world culture and its multifaceted charms. The Vagabond's decor features original artifacts from around the world collected across years of travel in Burma, Thailand, Nepal, Angola, Persia, and countless others.

All the rooms include:
Luxury bedding - all sheets & towels are of top quality 100% cotton
Heated blankets
LED 32" mounted TVs (DSTV at request)
Frigobar and security box
Remote control air conditioned
WI-FI (movie download not allowed)
Wardrobe, luggage stand, hair dryer
Desk and chair with coffee and tea
Continental breakfast

World Quarters
Enter a mystical world blessed by the blissful smile of a gold leaf-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 traveler 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 stair, you find authentic West African oil paintings depicting crowed 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 colored Balinese fisherman'ss boat ” enjoyed by you and your breakfast companions to the aroma of fragrant coffee or expresso.

Asian Kingdom
The Asian kingdom features a large queen  fitted master and a separate single room ideal for a small family of three.  The room is very comfortable and relaxing with two large windows enabling gentle light to warm the atmosphere.  The rooms are linked by a windowed shower and bath, the largest bathroom in the house.

A journey to the far east.  Walk across bamboo flooring pass the framed hand-made silk kimono toward the glass-mounted handmade paper fans all manifesting the delicacy and intimate detail of fine eastern craftsmanship.

African Parolor
The African Parlor features a stoned shower bath with two double rooms, each of which may be arranged in a twin bed or a king arrangement. The African Parlor decor features the original works of West African handicrafts as well as paintings from renowned Angolan painter Pinha.

Safari to the cradle of the world. Enjoy the sunniest living space in the house before drawing the authentic Masai curtains against the late afternoon, radiant Cape Town sunset.

Arabian Suite
The Arabian Suite features a queen-sized Moroccan bed, an intimate living area, and a private full-length glass-door shower bath.

Caravan back to the dunes. Picture yourself before a camel-boned mirror and matching treasure chest from Marocco as you sip the most fragrant of Middle-eastern teas seated atop luxurious cushions on a 19th-century Persian carpet from Kazakhstan.


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