Blog

Home/Blog/

What happens in Winter? Ashanti’s Winter Festival Guide.

It might be getting colder here in Cape Town, but that doesn't mean that festival season has disappeared. South Africa carries on through the winter months with some amazing festivals. Music, art, food, wine, we have it all. We have selected the best festivals from June to October to keep you busy over the winter [...]

May 29th, 2017|Categories: News|

Know your traveller – Are you a Backpacker, Flashpacker or a Grey Gapper?

Backpacking is a relatively common word, travelling on a budget, using a backpack, most of the time for longer distances and visiting many different places. But have you ever heard of a flashpacker? Or Grey gappers? If these terms don’t mean anything to you, don’t be ashamed. In this article, we will explain to you [...]

The Ultimate Travel Bucket List of Southern Africa

Are you planning a trip to Africa, but you are not sure what you want to do? Don’t worry, we have put together a bucket list of the top “not to miss” attractions just for you! This bucket list contains some of the most wonderful places in Southern Africa and East Africa, including amazing countries [...]

Ashanti becoming Cape Town’s best eco hostel

In recent years, there has been a growing water crisis in South Africa -  water supplies have been placed under immense pressure  by climate change within the region. Experts have predicted the possible consequences of climate change to South Africa's coasts and oceans, for instance an increased frequency of storms, a rise in the sea [...]

April 11th, 2017|Categories: Cape Town, News|Tags: , , , |

Overland Namibia: Guided Tour or Self Drive?

A Namibian overland tour can be seen as one of the most beautiful journeys of a lifetime. Namibia, the land where dunes are mountains, is a country with stunning landscapes and vegetation, a great number of wildlife and a diversity of cultures. When you’re planning your trip to Namibia, you will have to choose between [...]

New Year’s Eve in Cape Town: The Best Parties & Things to Do

2016 is coming to its end and that means that we will be hitting the new year Soon. The end of this special year has to be celebrated of course. There are endless possibilities when it comes to events on New Year’s Eve in Cape Town. We will be naming a couple of awesome places [...]

December 7th, 2016|Categories: News|

The Best Overland Adventures in Africa: Our Top Tours

Overland tours come in a variety of shapes and sizes. From the more luxurious trips where you stay in your own private room and are cooked for each day, to the really hands on camping trip for people who are looking for a more adventurous tour and everything else in between. In this blog, we [...]

Cape Town City Sightseeing bus

The City Sightseeing bus is internationally known to be one of the best ways to get to know a city. In Cape Town, there are 3 different routes that you can choose from that will let you explore all the top highlights this city has to offer. Each route is represented by a different colour [...]

November 17th, 2016|Categories: Travel Advice|

Best Areas to Stay in Cape Town – Our Top 5 Suburbs for Backpackers

Cape Town tourism is growing each and every day. With such a large increase in tourism in can be hard to decide what area of Cape town you want to stay in. This is why we have made a list of the top 5 areas in and around Cape Town where we would recommend you [...]

October 21st, 2016|Categories: Cape Town, Destinations, News, South Africa|

Making a Difference in the Community

Tourism Community Development Trust Ashanti is a founding member of the Tourism Community Development Trust and Lisa (one of the Ashanti founders) is a trustee on the board.  It has been operational since 2005 and has assisted in many projects in the greater Cape Town community.   We founded the trust because we found that so [...]

October 17th, 2016|Categories: News|