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 [...]

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|

What is Adventure Tourism?

Many people ask, What is adventure tourism? Adventure tourism is a type of niche tourism that combines physical activity, as well as promoting excitement, adrenalin, and exploration. There is also a perceived sense of risk that tends to come with adventure tourism. Not all adventure tourism is extreme though, it could be anything from riding a bike [...]

July 25th, 2016|Categories: Adventure Tours, News, Tours|Tags: |

What to Pack When Going on an Overland Tour?

Overland adventures in Africa are great fun and something you will remember for the rest of your life. But always keep in mind that overland travel is not the same as staying in a 5 star resort and you won’t have a shopping mall in the African bush, so there are quite a few important [...]

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|