South Africa Cape Town

CAPE TOWN

If you’re looking for a cost-effective holiday with world class facilities, breath-taking mountain views, stunning beaches as well as a world class wine region, then Cape Town is the destination for you. Fondly known as the Mother City, this cosmopolitan metropolis has an abundance of activities to suit any type of person. It has the fastest growing economy of any city in South Africa which is largely due to the vast amounts of tourists that come visit annually. In recent years, it has been repeatedly voted as one of the top cities to visit in the world as well as one of the most creative cities on the planet.

Cape Town is a city like no other, from the trendy and bustling city bowl district to the picturesque and one of the Natural Wonders of the world, Table Mountain, to the exquisite white sandy beaches – it really has something to offer for everyone. If you’re looking for things to do in the Mother City, then rest assured it won’t take too long to find many activities in which to partake.

If you enjoy nature and the outdoors then this is the ideal spot for you, Cape Town boasts many hiking trails for all fitness levels, with spectacular scenery that will impress even the most seasoned of hikers.

While Cape Town has loads to do in terms of nature and the outdoors, it also has many historical activities on offer. Robben Island, which is a small island surrounded by rough, cold and shark infested seas was once home to a prison for Apartheid activists such as Noble Peace Prize winner and former South African president, Nelson Mandela. There are daily tours to the island which supplies tourists with an insight into the country’s past and how far our Rainbow nation has come.

Popular things to do in Cape Town include trips to the most South Western tip of Africa, known as Cape Point, where you are taken to view the Cape Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach and then to the Cape Point Nature Reserve where you are able to witness the majestic Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. Wine tasting is another hit amongst tourists that visit the Cape.  The wine region is world renowned, boasting many farms in a close proximity to one another with award winning wines that are available to purchase at a reasonable price.

If you are an adrenaline junkie then paragliding, abseiling, skydiving and Great White Shark cage-diving will most likely interest you. Ashanti Travel Online has many tours on offer for the top Cape Town attractions, so if you would like to keep busy while staying in this vibrant city then contact us to make your trip one you will never forget.

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1205, 2017

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

May 12th, 2017|Categories: Cape Town, News, South Africa, Travel Advice|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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 meaning of the terms and the differences between them.   History Let’s start with a little bit of history. It all started with the hippies in the early 60’s. This was the time when peace and love was in the air and hundreds of [...]

1804, 2017

The Ultimate Travel Bucket List of Southern Africa

April 18th, 2017|Categories: Botswana, Cape Town, Chobe National Park, Destinations, Etosha National Park & Caprivi Strip, Kenya, Kruger National Park, Lake Bunyoni, Lake Malawi, Malawi, Masai Mara National Reserve, Namibia, News, Okavango Delta & Maun, Serengeti National Park & Ngorogoro Crater, South Africa, Travel Advice, Uganda, Victoria Falls, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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 like South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. Our top 10 African experiences range from gorilla trekking in Uganda, to hiking up Dune 45 in the desert of Namibia, and searching for the big five in Kruger National Park. Start reading [...]

1104, 2017

Ashanti becoming Cape Town’s best eco hostel

April 11th, 2017|Categories: Cape Town, News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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 level but also an increase in droughts. Testament to these predictions, there has been an ongoing drought in Cape Town with 2016 being the driest year on record. Dam levels are now at 20% and we only have 100 days of water left. Unfortunately, the [...]

2511, 2016

The Best Overland Adventures in Africa: Our Top Tours

November 25th, 2016|Categories: Cape Town, Kenya, Lake Bunyoni, Nairobi, News, Overland Tours, South Africa, Tours, Travel Advice, Uganda, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe|0 Comments

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 will be talking about the things that make an overland tour exhilarating and a truly unique experience. We hope that this will help you when choosing the overland tour that best suites you.   Adventure activities Most overland tours offer activities that will make your [...]

2110, 2016

Best Areas to Stay in Cape Town – Our Top 5 Suburbs for Backpackers

October 21st, 2016|Categories: Cape Town, Destinations, News, South Africa|0 Comments

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 to stay. For each neighbourhood we have described its transport, must do’s/see’s, restaurants/bars and where to stay. Cape Town City Centre Cape Town CBD is the the lower part of the city bowl an stretches from the company gardens all the way down to the [...]

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