Villa Viva is located in the heart of the historical Bo-Kaap community and is a vibrant guesthouse as well as a hub and networking space that used to be one of the oldest running backpackers in Cape Town.
The historic building consists of 4 heritage houses with historical architecture and traditional interior features. With a vast assortment of courtyards, community spaces, the bar and ceremony tent offers the look and feel of a small village in the middle of the city.
Powered by solar panels and a water spring on the premises, Villa Viva offers accommodation with a focus on sustainability.
The Table Mountain view, colourful garden and poolside make guests feel connected with nature.
The rooms have different sizes and different vibes and cater to everyone, from individual travelers to families.
Earthy colours, wooden floors and sustainable materials give the rooms a warm and cozy feel, while modern features and fast internet give them great usability with a mix of fresh design and antique furniture, second-hand materials and fashionable accessories complete the balanced experience.
The Art Rooms are designed by different international artists and create an incomparable atmosphere.
Each room holds the name of a special personality. They are not only the names of freedom fighters but also musicians, artists, and activists. Reference is given of each respective personality with books, pictures, information and other means.
Some rooms offer spacious bathrooms, while others share clean and hygienic facilities and can host several people in a dorm-like set up. To complete the range, they offer loft rooms and stunning views of Table Mountain and the city lights.
The guesthouse operates as a social business, using profits to fund Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) & Community Development Projects in South Africa.
Address: Villa Viva Guesthouse, 74 New Church St, Cape Town