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 [...]

Stellenbosch Wine Tour (June 2016)

Last week we sent our intern Willy on a Stellenbosch wine tour with “Wine Flies”. Here is what he experienced, well, what he remembers:   “I started the day with a big boerewors & egg breakfast. Yes that’s my own creation to avoid getting drunk to quickly! After the feast I got picked up by [...]

Top 5 Travellers Meals for Backpackers

You feel like you’ve already been to all those great restaurants in Cape Town or you are just on a small budget but still want to treat yourself with good food? Here are our top 5 traveller meals to cook for backpackers in Cape Town (or anywhere else): #1 Braai The mother of all South [...]

Ashanti’s Review of The Cape Point Tour

On May the 2nd, we sent our social media intern on a Cape Point Tour. Here is how he experienced one of the most famous Cape Town activities ever: When Nico (our tour guide for today) picked us up around 7:30 am at Ashanti I still had a bit of a hangover and wasn’t too [...]

May 12th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Ashanti’s Top 10 Things to do in Cape Town in Winter

No matter what the weather is like there are always fun things to do in Cape Town. Here are some of Ashanti’s favorites. #1 WINE TASTING Do you know those days when the weather is - cautiously speaking - shit and you have to drink it better because nothing else works? Well, at least do [...]

April 28th, 2016|Categories: News|

Backpacking Rules of Staying in a Dormitory

As most backpackers are staying at dorms here are some “rules” which should apply to those of you, who want to make new friends instead of new enemies while traveling around our beautiful planet. #1 ALARM CLOCKS! Sometimes you need to get up early even though you are travelling. If that’s the case at least [...]

April 12th, 2016|Categories: News|

Ashanti Lodge Gardens Photoshoot

One of the staff at the best backpackers in Cape Town - Alex Floyd-Douglas - is studying photography and she took some amazing pics of Ashanti the other day.  Check out the ones of our new bar and lounge renovation!!

January 18th, 2016|Categories: News|

10 Best Ways to get Around Cape Town

As a backpacker coming to Cape Town, one of the most often-asked questions, is how to get around the city. We have compiled a list of the most common used options so when you are choosing where to stay in Cape Town, make sure that they also know about all of these! 1. Uber Probably [...]

January 11th, 2016|Categories: News|

6 Reasons you Know That Summer Has Arrived in Cape Town

1. Bikinis at the pool at Ashanti - or topless if you are lucky! As a backpacker coming to Cape Town in summer, I am sure that you will be looking for a hostel with a pool! Luckily, both Ashanti Gardens and Ashanti Green Point have one – and most often, with pretty girls catching [...]

December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Cape Town, Day Tours, News, South Africa|

Brand New Website for Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Cape Town

Well, we all know that Backpackers in Cape Town are mostly young and technologically savvy and as such here at Ashanti we realised that we had to create a brand-new up to date website. So when you are looking where to stay in Cape Town we have made it really easy for you to find [...]

October 28th, 2015|Categories: News|