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Why not Cape Town?

Sitting on the top deck of Ashanti’s Kumasi bar with a fresh iced cooled Windhoek and a Table mountain view in front of me and I was wondering how I ended up in this seemingly piece of heaven. A friend once asked me; why on the earth would you go to Cape Town. At the [...]

July 20th, 2015|Categories: News|

Table Mountain and Mama Africa

I was driving to work today, grooving away, and then on the play list one of my random music downloads came on and I was transported to a sunny day atop that beautiful Table Mountain beloved of all Ashanti Back Packers. My friend Paul has just spent some time in Cape Town and the whole [...]

July 1st, 2015|Categories: News|

Winter is coming to Cape Town..

For any Game of Thrones fanatic this quote is meant to be said in a horrific dramatic tone. But obviously they have never been backpacking in Cape Town before, because winter is actually... not too bad! The recipe book for 24 hours of Cape Town, in winter will say that the temperature won’t rise up [...]

June 9th, 2015|Categories: News|

To Bunk or not to Bunk..?

Choices, choices and choices. Life is full of it and at some point you don’t even know what to do with them.  Of course as a traveller or tourist you are again forced to make choices. But you don’t want the choice to jeopardize your stay and to make it regretful.  Making choices like that [...]

May 18th, 2015|Categories: News|

Backpackers in Cape Town!! breakfast now included in en-suite rooms!

BREAKING NEWS for all Backpackers in Cape Town! With immediate effect, all our en-suite rooms in our guest house include a delicious buffet breakfast. This breakfast is available at our Gardens Backpackers branch from 7.30 until 11am. It consists of tea, coffee, toast, juices, cereals, fresh fruit salad, fresh fruit bowl, eggs, bacon or ham, cheese, [...]

April 22nd, 2015|Categories: News|

Party at Ashanti – Throwback to the 90’s!

The Fresh Prince of Bell Air, Keenan and Kel. Venga Boys, Run DMC, Tamagotchi’s, oversized shirts, impossible colour combinations and ridiculous dance moves. It was all possible back in the 90’s. Because old school is still the best school sometimes you need to have a good old throwback to the good days. This is exactly [...]

April 14th, 2015|Categories: News|

More about Ashanti Goes Wild competition

Well, the competition is well on it's way and we have already received thousands of entries from all over the world, so here's hoping that you are one of the lucky ones! But what is it all about? What EXACTLY will the lucky winner experience? This week, we will discuss the Cape Point Tour which [...]

April 11th, 2015|Categories: News|

Ashanti Goes Wild!

Ashanti goes wild like a wildebeest with $4000 prize This is it folks. The ultimate prize. Africa. Yes. Africa of the brightest stars, the thundering Victoria Falls, the biggest smiles, the loveliest of peoples, the awesomeness of the Zambezi, the land of adventures, thrills and the wonder of its animals which range from the tallest [...]

March 23rd, 2015|Categories: News|

Coffee Travels

I am currently sitting in a hotel room in Longreach, Outback, Australia; it's not that I am so much wishing I was backpacking in Cape Town, in the Cafe on the top floor at Ashanti Backpackers Gardens, I generally am but this morning at 5:30am before I start my working day I am missing the [...]

March 12th, 2015|Categories: News|

Backpacking in Cape Town and your technology

  Backpacking in Cape Town and your technology. These days you will Facebook your swim in the shark cage off Cape Town in "real time". Mum and Dad will see on Instagram your hike up the Table Mountain before you even hit the table top. Great Aunty Marge will see your unmade dorm bed at [...]

March 4th, 2015|Categories: News|