Villa Viva Cape Town

Villa Viva Cape Town Villa Viva is not only a Guesthouse but also a platform for exchange and mutual learning. A hub for networking and creativity. Cycle through a township?
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A meeting place for innovative social business approaches and development of all types of ideas or products. Welcome to Cape Town’s hippest urban hostel! We’ve got everything you need: from dorms to deluxe doubles, and obviously a cool Café & bar, free WiFi and a swimming pool with views of Table Mountain! The Villa Viva is perfectly situated in the heart of Cape Town. We are within walking distan

ce of many bars, restaurants and popular attractions like Green Market Square, Company’s Gardens and the Bo-Kaap. We’re a 5 minute taxi or bus ride from V&A Waterfront, and 10 minutes from the Table Mountain Cable Car Station. We have it all: dorms, doubles and singles, with shared or private bathroom facilities. All our rooms are individually designed in a funky and fresh style, and bedding is supplied (just bring a towel). All rooms have a safe and free WiFi, and there is parking with 24-hour security available. A meet & greet airport shuttle is available at an additional cost. Children are welcome in private rooms. Our Café and bar will keep you fed and watered (or whatever else tickles your fancy – we’re fully licensed). A delicious free breakfast is included. We also have a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, a pool table, swimming pool and a cool shop. And, even though we’d all rather not do chores, we’ve got a laundry, luggage storage and an ATM. Our Travel Centre will help you make the most of your stay in Cape Town and beyond. Want to sip wine Cape winelands style? Visit historic and cultural sites? Go paragliding? Or even volunteer some of your time to a community project? We’ve got it covered! The Villa Viva is not just the hippest hostel in town; we also work hard to make a positive difference through the way we work, the way we live and the way we are. Whether you get involved actively in one of our projects, or just support us by being our guest, your visit will contribute to making South Africa a better place for everyone.

‘Not too laid back, not too loud—guests love The Villa Viva and it's easy to see why. For years it has stayed ahead of the crowd by constantly adapting, yet always offering top notch accommodation for the price and wonderfully clued-up service from its desk.’ – Lonely Planet

Friday Faces 🎭Vimbai  from Zimbabwe 🫰🏻Volunteering at the Villa Viva for three months, this villa has been such a safe a...
24/05/2024

Friday Faces 🎭

Vimbai from Zimbabwe 🫰🏻
Volunteering at the Villa Viva for three months, this villa has been such a safe and easy haven while I am going through a big transition in life, call it a „pivot“. The people and energy in the place has been especially inspiring as much of the growth has been largely on the different interactions with sojourners. I am grateful to have been lead to this place where my mind found clarity.

Friday Faces 🎭Greetings everyone :) My name is Nima Tanbakouchi I’ve been a volunteer at Villa Viva for 6 weeks now and ...
12/04/2024

Friday Faces 🎭

Greetings everyone :)
My name is Nima Tanbakouchi

I’ve been a volunteer at Villa Viva for 6 weeks now and as of writing this in shock of how fast the time has past since my arrival. At first I was a bit unsure of my stay being 20 and never leaving home for a longer time period however I have nothing but great things to say about the Capetown, especially the villa. I’ve made so many new friends that made my journey here super memorable und I am more than thankful to everyone who welcomed me with open arms and really made me feel home. I’m more than looking forward towards my next 6 weeks here and will never forget the great memories I’ve had the pleasure of sharing with everyone around me.
Big thank you 🫶🏿❤️

Hey Water People! We are excited to announce our first pool party with amazing live sets and playful Safari vibes - this...
09/03/2024

Hey Water People! We are excited to announce our first pool party with amazing live sets and playful Safari vibes - this Saturday (TODAY) it starts at ✌🏽! We start at Villa Viva with Braai for Water, sweet sound and a dip in the Pool. At night we’ll host you all at Hexigon - Modular’s new club - for a funky dance marathon late into the night. Can’t wait to see you all there! Time to Splash into Viva Vibes 💙
Tickets : https://qkt.io/SonicPoolparty




Thank you  for visiting Villa Viva Cape Town. It was a pleasure having you today at our beautiful Social Guesthouse. Wis...
20/02/2024

Thank you for visiting Villa Viva Cape Town. It was a pleasure having you today at our beautiful Social Guesthouse. Wishing you all the best for the next season of .vox .




We are all about people!Our team will welcome you and make you feel like part of the family.Feel free to make friends an...
18/02/2024

We are all about people!
Our team will welcome you and make you feel like part of the family.
Feel free to make friends and share the vibe because we are all connected in our space.



🎭 Friday Faces 🎭Heyy beautiful people! My name is Femke aka Femi, Famsa, Efi, Famki, spotify 😅. I’m 33 years old and I’m...
16/02/2024

🎭 Friday Faces 🎭

Heyy beautiful people!

My name is Femke aka Femi, Famsa, Efi, Famki, spotify 😅. I’m 33 years old and I’m from Brussels, Belgium.

Last year I went through a phase where i was questioning my purpose in life, feeling stuck in ‘the rat race’, with a seemingly unrealistic dream of running my own hostel in 🇬🇭. Volunteering at Villa Viva has been the first step into making that dream become reality.

I’m forever grateful that I could be part of this glorious team. I met so many beautiful souls, from all walks of life, some of which felt like home from the very beginning. The amount of love I felt in this place is unmatched. Not to mention the daily hugs 🥹🫶🏻. Let’s make that a habit in Europe as well!

Shout out to everybody in this big, loving Villa Viva family for creating this place of togetherness!

Counting my blessings 🇿🇦❤️🍉.

🎭Friday Faces🎭Meet Tamsyn a 28 Year old woman , who takes pride in her work at Villa Viva. She has been working for Vill...
12/08/2022

🎭Friday Faces🎭

Meet Tamsyn a 28 Year old woman , who takes pride in her work at Villa Viva. She has been working for Villa Viva for 5 months.

I came across Villa Viva online and i decided to take a chance by applying for the job vacancy which was advertised at the time and fortunately I was given the opportunity to work for the Villa. I was excited and overwhelmed at the same time when I heard the news as this was going to be a new and exciting chapter in my life.

When asked about her work, she said" I love a positive work environment, a place with a team I could proudly call my family, and I was fortunate enough to have found it here at Villa Viva.

Further more, Tamsyn said" I work as a receptionist and my duties are to provide professional and efficient assistance by sorting and distributing mails , assisting in administrative work, welcoming guests with a positive attitude, along with helping them find their way around the Villa. Last but not least, providing excellent customer service.

This opportunity will enable me to enhance my communication skills, gain more knowledge and experience towards reception and administrative work.

I love spending my spare time with my family and friends, in addition cooking and watching movies are one of the things that interests me, I like meeting new people which in my opinion compliments to my work and performance at reception.

Villa Viva is a social place, a great space to get to know people from various cultures and a place of comfort with a friendly staff.

🥳Enjoy your day because Happiness is a day and it's called Friday 🎉


Wednesday Wisdom Rolls💦Around 60% of the body is made up of water, and around 71% of the planets surface is covered by w...
10/08/2022

Wednesday Wisdom Rolls💦

Around 60% of the body is made up of water, and around 71% of the planets surface is covered by water.

Water is essential for life, but is also the world's most threaten-ed essential resource.

Here are five benefits of drinking water:

1. Boosts skin health and overall beauty. It flushes out toxins that dull your face and ensure a healthy glow.

2. It helps keep our mouth, nose, and eyes moist thus preventing unwanted friction by keeping them all lubricated.

3. Flushes body waste; water
is essential for flushing out unwanted body wastes via sweating, urine etc.,

4. Digestive system; water is one of the major components that promote the smooth functioning of our digestive tract.

5. Oxygen and breathing; water makes for 90% human blood. As blood carries oxygen around the body, keeping your body hydrated is important.

Happy Woman’s Day!Some of our amazing women from Villa Viva to thank all the support and presence. We love you all! ♥️  ...
09/08/2022

Happy Woman’s Day!

Some of our amazing women from Villa Viva to thank all the support and presence. We love you all! ♥️

Esther Mahlangu is a 87 years old South African artist who made the ethnic pattern of Ndebele nation famous worldwide. S...
08/08/2022

Esther Mahlangu is a 87 years old South African artist who made the ethnic pattern of Ndebele nation famous worldwide. She creates large-scale contemporary paintings that reference her heritage.
Esther was born in a farm located outside of Middelburg, South Africa, and belongs to the South Ndebele people, and was taught the skill of mural painting by her mother and grandmother.

Exterior paintings are a tradition of her native South Ndebele people only for women and girls. The patterns have not only a decorative but also a special meaning for the families that live in the painted houses.

She has mastered her skills day by day and started painting geometric patterns on clothing and jewelry using traditional brushes made from chicken feathers.

Esther became well-known in 1991 after she was commissioned by BMW to create a concept art car and stood in a row with Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Frank Stella. The car was later exhibited at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC and at the British Museum, London.

If you come to South Africa, you can see ndebele patterns used on fabrics, furniture, etc. We admire local traditional and contemporary artists and we are excited to explore the national art heritage with our guests at Villa Viva together.



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🎭Friday Faces 🎭Meet Annie Akinyi Kamya (30 years old).Annie works as a receptionist, and has been with Villa Viva for ov...
05/08/2022

🎭Friday Faces 🎭

Meet Annie Akinyi Kamya (30 years old).

Annie works as a receptionist, and has been with Villa Viva for over a month now. I came across Villa Viva online and I thought to write them via email, to make a long story short; I was given the opportunity to work for Villa Viva Guest House.

Villa Viva is more than just a guest house, it helps contribute to a good cause by providing and helping people with water sanitation and Water For All💧All For Water movement project (Viva Con Agua). I would also love to contribute as much as I can to the sanitation project because I see the need for water to being essential for human life and I'm sure others feel the same way.

I love dry jokes, watching YouTube videos and I enjoy areas in fashion and music in my spare time. I like to make order in chaos and I thrive in creative environments. I also love helping people achieve their goals and this enables me to help guests when they visit the Villa.

Villa Viva is a safe space to lay your head, it gives you comfort and the peace which I believe everyone needs at one point.

🎊 Happy Friday To You All And Enjoy Your Day Because Happiness Is A Day And It's Called Friday 🎉




📝- Cristina.ch3

Wednesday Wisdom Rolls💦Conservation of nature means the preservation of water, forests, land, fuels, minerals and natura...
03/08/2022

Wednesday Wisdom Rolls💦

Conservation of nature means the preservation of water, forests, land, fuels, minerals and natural gases.

Earth is our home and we have to love it. Here are 5 simple ways you can help preserve nature:

1. Talk about it with friends and family. The more people are aware of the environmental protection methods, the more chances we have to make things better.

2. Conserve energy with small gestures such as turning off electric appliances or replacing regular bulbs with energy saving light bulbs.

3. Reduce water consumption, by turning the tap off while you brush, reduce the number of baths and use the machine only when you have a full load of clothes.

4. Recycle everything you can and try to buy reusable and biodegradable products.

5. Plant vegetables - plants are considered a critical resource because of the many ways they support life on earth e.g., provide habitat and food for wildlife and humans.

🎭Friday Faces🎭Meet Our newest Member Giovanna de Oliveira Romagnoli, a 25 year old  from Brazil. She has been with Villa...
29/07/2022

🎭Friday Faces🎭

Meet Our newest Member Giovanna de Oliveira Romagnoli, a 25 year old from Brazil. She has been with Villa Viva for a week now and is here to show us her skills at our one and only devil's peak Bar as a volunteer.

I got to know about Villa Viva from Google and immediately got in love with the place. My plan was to come as a guest but I saw the place was looking for volunteers and I realized that I am able to help in more than one area. So I contacted management, told them about my passion and how Villa Viva strongly relates to me.

Thereafter, I came for an interview and everything was good. I find Villa Viva as a great place to be and am happy to be here.

I love cooking vegan food, as I am vegan and I must say am a little bit of a food addict. In addition, art is one of the things that interests me, interacting with people, learning about new cultures, painting, and I also have an interest in studying everything about astrology. Last but not least, I try to stay close to nature as much as I can.

My goal is to enhance my English skills which will enable me to interact with people from various backgrounds .

Villa Viva is a beautiful and organized place. It's more than just a guest house but it is a place for art expositions, social activities, and it is right in the heart of Cape Town and I am sure everyone will be in love with Skoli- the Villa's cute cat.

💖Enjoy your day because life is good especially on a Friday 💖


Wisdom Wednesday                                                                                                 Did you...
27/07/2022

Wisdom Wednesday
Did you know that; saving a drop of water every day,helps to ensure that there will be enough for people to use in your community. Here are a few possible ways to save water: 1) Take shorter showers. 2) Turn off the water while brushing your teeth. 3) Don’t run the hose while washing your car , you can first soap down the car from a pail of soapy water then use a hose only to rinse it. 4) If you wash dishes by hand, don’t leave the water running for rinsing. If you have two sinks, fill one with rinse water. 5) Don’t let the faucet run while you clean vegetables. Rinse your vegetables instead in a bowl or a sink full of clean water. The rule for saving water should be reduce, reuse and recycle. “Water is a human RIGHT” Viva Con Agua.

🎭Friday Faces🎭Meet Cristina, A 24 year old girl from Lusaka  Zambia, who is passionate about cooking, back in her countr...
22/07/2022

🎭Friday Faces🎭

Meet Cristina,

A 24 year old girl from Lusaka Zambia, who is passionate about cooking, back in her country she was an entrepreneur making people happy with her food.

I really thought hard on what I can do differently with my life before making a big step in my career as an entrepreneur. This is when I thought to myself "wait a minute, I have never travelled", and this is because travelling is not something we have done in my family. I always felt that in order to grow as a person you need to visit places you have never been and move beyond your comfort zone.

When I first started travelling, it was exciting and doing nothing for the first time in my life besides relaxing and visiting new places was amazing. Having travelled for seven months, it started getting old and I felt that I was losing focus in my life and didn't have much of an impact. So I needed a purpose, to make my travel more meaningful; this is when I came across Villa Viva Guest House and I was amazed with its connection with Viva Con Agua (Community Development Projects ).

Whilst in Cape Town I have been volunteering with Villa Viva and my objectives are working at the reception, and partly creating online content. At the same time I plan to continue following my entrepreneurial spirit and building up my personal brand online.

Through travelling I am learning new cultures, languages, adapting to new environments, and meet new people from diverse backgrounds thus helps me to keep an open mind at all times. This really puts a smile on my face because this opportunity allows me to travel with a purpose whilst making an impact.

Villa Viva is a home to diverse people from all various backgrounds, social, and a comfort space. A must see place!

Enjoy your day because happiness is a day and it’s called Friday Night 🥳


🎭“FRIDAY FACES “ 🎭                                     Meet Gasmea Adams,                                      A 31 Year...
01/07/2022

🎭“FRIDAY FACES “ 🎭

Meet Gasmea Adams,

A 31 Year old woman and a mother of 2 beautiful girls residing in Bonteheuinel, who takes pride in her work at Villa Viva.

Gasmea started working for Villa Viva in October 2021. It all started with her passion for cooking and cleaning for her family, this motivated her to do more.

When asked about her work, she said "Where do I begin? I love being a mom and my children are my pride, they complete me but even so I still needed something to do as i not only want them to be proud but also look up to me".

So in the process i asked my husband Riyaaz who was part of Villa Viva renovation team at the time about future Job opportunities. Unfortunately the villa was going under Renovations at the time but was told to check with them once the renovations were done a few months later i received a call from management and I was told they needed someone in housekeeping as they were short-staffed and I couldn't believe my ears, I asked myself how they knew that housekeeping was exactly where I wanted to be.

Furthermore, Gasmea said "I have been working for villa villa since day one I love working at Villa Viva because I wanted to work in a place like this with friendly staff and doing something I love"

I am in housekeeping and my duties are to make sure the place is clean and spotless, but the best part about my job is the people around which in my opinion contributes to the performance of the job and the kind guests we receive makes my job even easier and makes me love it even more as it is also my hobby.

Besides work I love seeing my family happy and strange funny people "Lol". I enjoy reading, doing crossword puzzles and cleaning.

What comes to mind when I hear the word Villa Viva, It's a place of comfort with a friendly staff and atmosphere it is a home away from home because everyone needs a place they can feel at home and safe just that comfort it gives you is one of the reasons I would advise anyone to visit the villa.

Enjoy your day because Happiness is a day and it's called Friday 🥳


Like a fish out of water!Our website got new pictures. Time to share some of them.Have a look how Villa Viva looks in re...
12/06/2022

Like a fish out of water!

Our website got new pictures. Time to share some of them.

Have a look how Villa Viva looks in real life - real time.

We will add even more information about busines model design, transparency and many things more as we speak.

Stay with us, we share what we can✌🏽

www.villaviva-capetown.com

🎭Friday Faces 🎭George •  Today’s face is the one and only George. As you can see from the picture, his bright and lumino...
27/05/2022

🎭Friday Faces 🎭

George •

Today’s face is the one and only George. As you can see from the picture, his bright and luminous smile is always on his face. His smile is even bigger when he is in the kitchen. Indeed Georgie is not only a bar master, he is also a passionate chef that loves to cook for others. 👨🏿‍🍳
Catch him next to the Braai fire every Friday ! 🔥

Speaking many languages, he is always having nice conversations with everyone behind the bar. Come and have one of his cappuccino and chat with him ! ☕️😉


Wednesday is   day 💙Today we remember the time when  coloured our beautiful walls with his art. Stop by and have a look ...
11/05/2022

Wednesday is day 💙

Today we remember the time when coloured our beautiful walls with his art. Stop by and have a look at it 👀


No matter what s*x you are, what you believe in, where you come from or what music you like - you are welcome here! We s...
04/05/2022

No matter what s*x you are, what you believe in, where you come from or what music you like - you are welcome here!
We share this planet and we shall live in peace with each other, appreciate our differences and learn from each other.
Diversity is inspiration.

Villa Viva Vines (wine tasting) every Thursday. Have a test of the finest wines of the Eastern Cape region. Have a colou...
18/04/2022

Villa Viva Vines (wine tasting) every Thursday.
Have a test of the finest wines of the Eastern Cape region. Have a colourful day at the beautiful vineyards with a glass of red, white, rosé… and discover the wine making process 🍷🍇

🎭 Friday Faces🎭Andy & Sam   was familiar with  back home in Hamburg Germany - VCA promotes access to clean water worldwi...
15/04/2022

🎭 Friday Faces🎭
Andy & Sam

was familiar with back home in Hamburg Germany - VCA promotes access to clean water worldwide. While between jobs he figured he would spend some time off volunteering for the organisation since he’s fond of the initiative. Andreas - nicknamed Andy is always keen to meet people and connect, he has been staying in the Villa for the last 3 months and has contributed hugely to the daily runnings of the place, taking on responsibilities in the bar area, admin and finance roles while also being handy around the villa with his best hand creation being the hammock he installed in the garden. You’ll find him there hanging out with Skolly, our cat.

Andy reckons his friends would describe him as goofy and calming. He has so far enjoyed his stay in the villa, and finds everyone awesome, helpful and friendly. He finds the City of Capetown beautiful and landscape out of this world. Since being in the city he enjoys going to the beaches which are close to the villa.
About the villa he says “Its the ultimate experience of art, nature, culture and social development”
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is from Joburg, she joined the Villa Viva team as a volunteer earlier this year. She says her friends would describe her as warm and reliable. Being a digital nomad running her digital marketing agency, she took advantage of working remotely by trying out the work exchange program to meet new people and explore different spaces. The villa has become a new home for her, she says the people are always friendly and welcoming. She particularly enjoys the art events as that has given her a platform to revisit her passion - poetry. Sam has interests in social development projects, having been a part of different NGOs for a while the villa was perfect for her. “I love how the place is a social business that aims to change livelihoods while giving art and sports centre stage “
Samantha has worked in the bar, front desk, social media and has helped initiate creative activities in the villa.

Andy and Samantha will be missed mostly by their baby Skolly.

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Girl superpower at front desk! 💙
14/04/2022

Girl superpower at front desk! 💙

Our weekly tours kick off every Tuesday with The Flying Dutchman. Join the full day tour and explore Capetown’s “must se...
12/04/2022

Our weekly tours kick off every Tuesday with The Flying Dutchman.
Join the full day tour and explore Capetown’s “must see” locations. Keep an eye out on our stories for more and explore with the Villa Viva team! 🔭🧭

Highlights
* Muizenberg
*Boulders Beach (Penguins)
*Cape Point
*Chapman’s Peak
* Houtbay ( Houtbay United social development NGO tour)

“Sunrises and sunsets give life to time. For those in search of happiness, each day is a chance to find the world’s sinc...
05/04/2022

“Sunrises and sunsets give life to time. For those in search of happiness, each day is a chance to find the world’s sincere beauty. “ -

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Quoting a song by Zolani Mahola, when you are in the room “ You’re in exactly the right place in exactly the right time”...
29/03/2022

Quoting a song by Zolani Mahola, when you are in the room “ You’re in exactly the right place in exactly the right time” Visit website on bio to book your stay.

Zolani Mahola is a celebrated actress and songstress in South Africa. She presents herself as a confident and knowledgea...
29/03/2022

Zolani Mahola is a celebrated actress and songstress in South Africa. She presents herself as a confident and knowledgeable individual who has her eyes on the goal. Mahola has been the lead singer of the South African music group, Freshlyground, since 2002. Freshlyground was an afro-fusion music band that was formed in Capetown with people from different backgrounds. Their music style combined a number of genres that include Jazz, blues, indie rock, African folk, and Kwela. After an incredible 17 year adventure that took the band to all corners of the globe performing with musical icons like Stevie Wonder, Miriam Makeba, Shakira, BB King, Oliver Mtukudzi, and Vusi Mahlasela, Zolani spread her wings and fully committed to a new venture as a solo artist and inspirational speaker.

Our loft ensuite Zolani Mahola named after world renowned songstress ( The One Who Sings) is perfect for families and gr...
29/03/2022

Our loft ensuite Zolani Mahola named after world renowned songstress ( The One Who Sings) is perfect for families and groups of friends as it accommodates 3-4 people. With an intimate view of the Table Mountain and Lion’s Head , the room exudes both warmth and enough sunlight with a cosy feel for cold days. The small kitchenette is convenient for quick meal warm ups and morning coffee. The spacious loft is equipped with an air-con to house different Capetown weather temperatures.

Villa Viva Rooms||Biologist. Environmentalist. Teacher. Author Born, bred and educated in Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia, P...
28/03/2022

Villa Viva Rooms||
Biologist. Environmentalist. Teacher. Author

Born, bred and educated in Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia, Pat Featherstone moved to Cape Town, in 1973 to take up a teaching post at a local High School. Featherstone started Soil For Life in 2002 as a part of her life’s work to serve humanity and to create strong positive energies where there are none. Soil for Life – a non-profit organisation (NPO) vision was to help people learn to grow healthy, organic food using simple, low-cost, environmentally-friendly methods.

Pat wrote a book, Grow To Live: A Simple Guide to Growing Your Own Good, Clean Food - practical yet simple guide that classifies the different soils and tools that one needs in a successful garden, the guide also offers advice on maintaining and protecting an organic garden. Featherstone, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Enviropedia’s Eco-Logic Awards in 2019.

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