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 [...]

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|

Cape Town musical festivals calendar

Cape Town is well known for its beautiful nature, delicious food and wild adventures. However, these are not the only things Cape Town does well. Each and every month Cape Town and its surroundings host plenty of great music festivals. We have put together a festival calendar with music ranging from Classical, to Rock, all [...]

October 7th, 2016|Categories: Cape Town, Destinations, News, South Africa|

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|

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 [...]

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|