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: , , , |

Overland Namibia: Guided Tour or Self Drive?

A Namibian overland tour can be seen as one of the most beautiful journeys of a lifetime. Namibia, the land where dunes are mountains, is a country with stunning landscapes and vegetation, a great number of wildlife and a diversity of cultures. When you’re planning your trip to Namibia, you will have to choose between [...]

New Year’s Eve in Cape Town: The Best Parties & Things to Do

2016 is coming to its end and that means that we will be hitting the new year Soon. The end of this special year has to be celebrated of course. There are endless possibilities when it comes to events on New Year’s Eve in Cape Town. We will be naming a couple of awesome places [...]

December 7th, 2016|Categories: News|

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 [...]

Cape Town City Sightseeing bus

The City Sightseeing bus is internationally known to be one of the best ways to get to know a city. In Cape Town, there are 3 different routes that you can choose from that will let you explore all the top highlights this city has to offer. Each route is represented by a different colour [...]

November 17th, 2016|Categories: News, Travel Advice|

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|

Making a Difference in the Community

Tourism Community Development Trust Ashanti is a founding member of the Tourism Community Development Trust and Lisa (one of the Ashanti founders) is a trustee on the board.  It has been operational since 2005 and has assisted in many projects in the greater Cape Town community.   We founded the trust because we found that so [...]

October 17th, 2016|Categories: News|

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|

Lions Head Hike – Cape Town’s Must Do

Everyone will agree that a visit to Cape Town is incomplete without a picture from the top of Lion’s Head. The hike starts at the base of the mountain, located along Signal Hill Road or from the Signal Hill parking lot. Lion's Head Daytime Hike Entrance is free and the hike is approximately 45 minutes [...]

September 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|

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|