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|

6 Best Things to do While Watching The Rugby World Cup

As South Africa is one of the best rugby-playing nations in the world, any backpacker visiting Cape Town during the time of the Rugby World Cup is sure to get caught up in the general hype and buzz that surrounds it. Here is a list of some of the best things to do whilst watching [...]

October 21st, 2015|Categories: News|

Spring Into Cape Town!

The temperature in Cape Town starts rising again: spring is in the air. So let’s put winter behind us, shake off the last drizzles and gear up for a month of creativity, trance parties, flower walks, wine trail runs and much more activities for our backpacker friends! So if you looking for a backpacker in [...]

October 8th, 2015|Categories: News|

Travel Insurance for John Doe

Our team at Ashanti Travel Centre recently contributed to the significant resource Hippo (online insurance comparison and quote provider) released - ‘Travel Insurance for John Doe’. The resource outlined the perils of losing your documentation while travelling abroad and some of the precautions and measures to take, if you find yourself banged up abroad. We [...]

September 30th, 2015|Categories: News|

Cape Town Fringe Festival

What To Do During The Cape Town Fringe Festival? The Cape Town Fringe Festival is South Africa's freshest arts festival. The Festival will take place between the 24th of September and the 4th of October. It is the best festival to attend for our Ashanti’s Guests to discover all the wanders of Cape Town. The [...]

September 18th, 2015|Categories: News|


On Monday the 17th of August, Tyrone and Florian were sent by the Ashanti Travel Centre to experience the "Travel With Andre" Wine tasting tour. At 9:00am, Mathew Kruger, one of the guides for "Travel with Andre" arrived at Ashanti Lodge Garden to pick Tyrone and Flo up. After been introduced to the other guests [...]

September 7th, 2015|Categories: News|