Know your traveller – Are you a Backpacker, Flashpacker or a Grey Gapper?

Backpacking is a relatively common word, travelling on a budget, using a backpack, most of the time for longer distances and visiting many different places. But have you ever heard of a flashpacker? Or Grey gappers? If these terms don’t mean anything to you, don’t be ashamed. In this article, we will explain to you [...]

The Ultimate Travel Bucket List of Southern Africa

Are you planning a trip to Africa, but you are not sure what you want to do? Don’t worry, we have put together a bucket list of the top “not to miss” attractions just for you! This bucket list contains some of the most wonderful places in Southern Africa and East Africa, including amazing countries [...]

Ashanti becoming Cape Town’s best eco hostel

In recent years, there has been a growing water crisis in South Africa -  water supplies have been placed under immense pressure  by climate change within the region. Experts have predicted the possible consequences of climate change to South Africa's coasts and oceans, for instance an increased frequency of storms, a rise in the sea [...]

April 11th, 2017|Categories: Cape Town, News|Tags: , , , |

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|

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|

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|