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Lions Head Hike – Cape Town’s Must Do

Everyone will agree that a visit to Cape Town is incomplete without a picture from the top of Lion’s Head. The hike starts at the base of the mountain, located along Signal Hill Road or from the Signal Hill parking lot. Lion's Head Daytime Hike Entrance is free and the hike is approximately 45 minutes [...]

September 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|

Free & R100 (€6) Budget Things to Do In Cape Town Part 2

This is part two of a list of 20 cool things to do during your stay in Cape Town. These are not just cool things, but all these activities are possible with a budget of around R100. This is equal to £5,- €6,- or $7,- and offer great value for money if visiting Cape Town [...]

September 16th, 2016|Categories: Cape Town, News, Travel Advice|

Free & R100 (€6) Budget Things to Do In Cape Town Part 1

A stay in Cape Town is always filled with cool things to do, but not all these activities have to take a chunk out of your wallet. We have compiled a list of 20 fun things to do during your stay in Cape Town, which won't cost you much more than R100. This is the [...]

September 12th, 2016|Categories: Cape Town, News, South Africa, Travel Advice|

Ashanti’s Review of our Joburg to Vic Falls Overland Tour.

In July 2016, we sent Ashanti Travel staff member, Cal Heyburgh, on our 8 Day Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Overland Tour. This compact camping safari is a great way to experience overland travel, with the opportunity to see plenty of wildlife, as well as some of Southern Africa’s most beautiful national parks, in a short [...]

One Week in Cape Town: The Backpacker’s Itinerary

  Ashanti’s guide for those who only have one week in Cape Town and want to see and do as much as possible! Cape Town is a vibrant, exciting city with plenty to offer in terms of adventure tourism and day tours. In fact, there is so much to see and do that it is often [...]

August 16th, 2016|Categories: Cape Town, News, South Africa, Tours, Travel Advice|

What is Adventure Tourism?

Many people ask, What is adventure tourism? Adventure tourism is a type of niche tourism that combines physical activity, as well as promoting excitement, adrenalin, and exploration. There is also a perceived sense of risk that tends to come with adventure tourism. Not all adventure tourism is extreme though, it could be anything from riding a bike [...]

July 25th, 2016|Categories: Adventure Tours, News, Tours|Tags: |

What to Pack When Goin on an Overland Tour?

Overland adventures in Africa are great fun and something you will remember for the rest of your life. But always keep in mind that overland travel is not the same as staying in a 5 star resort and you won’t have a shopping mall in the African bush, so there are quite a few important [...]

Tips on How to Prevent Malaria

Nearly half of our planets population (more than 3 billion people) are living in high, medium or low risk malaria areas. Even though there has been a massive progress in curing and preventing this disease, it still causes many deaths each year and unfortunately most of them are here in Africa. When you’re on a holiday you really [...]

A Quick Guide to Yellow Fever Vaccinations

Yellow Fever Vaccinations are the only recommended way to make sure you don't contract Yellow Fever. Yellow fewer, like malaria, is a disease which is passed on by mosquito bites. It appears in tropical areas of Africa as well as in Central and South America. Most common Symptoms of yellow fever are: • fever • muscle pain [...]

Top 10 Training Sessions for Backpackers in Cape Town

Most of the backpackers in Cape Town are enjoying a lot of those good restaurants and bars over here. Well, of course you should try as many of them as possible but if it isn’t one of your travelling goals to gain weight you should better work out! So here are Ashanti’s top 10 workouts [...]