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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2102, 2022

Why Travel to South Africa During COVID-19

February 21st, 2022|Categories: Cape Town, Destinations, News, South Africa, Travel Advice|0 Comments

So it seems that that world is slowly emerging from its two year COVID slumber. Countries are relaxing their regulations and finally, you are allowed to get onto a plane, but a plane to where? We here at Ashanti Backpacker Lodge have some ideas about that (well one in particular; Visit South Africa). What Makes it Viable to Travel to South Africa During the World Pandemic? There is no need for a vaccination certificate when entering South Africa Even if you DO test positive but don't have symptoms, you won't need to self-isolate. South Africa has vast open [...]

2601, 2022

South Africa Music Festival Calendar 2022

January 26th, 2022|Categories: Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, News, South Africa|0 Comments

Its a new year, Covid restrictions have eased, our curfew has been removed and what better way to celebrate than at a music festival. Before Covid hit our shores South Africa boasted a huge selection of Festivals almost every weekend. Unfortunaley now days that calander is much much smaller so make sure you don’t miss one. We have created a list of all the must-see festivals in the country. Drink, dance, and have fun with friends and strangers at the best festivals in South Africa. From progressive psytrance music to Hardcore punk or jivy jazz. There is something for [...]

1412, 2021

Are Hostels Better Than Airbnb for Holiday Accommodation in Cape Town

December 14th, 2021|Categories: Cape Town, Garden Route, News, South Africa, Travel Advice|0 Comments

When visiting Cape Town, is it better to book an Airbnb or backpackers hostel? When making the decision there are the normal influencing factors like: Are you traveling with family, parents, or friends and do you want to meet new people? Perhaps you here in the mother city…. to party? Cape Town in South Africa is very much like any other world-class city and hence, the same factors that influence your decisions in other cosmopolitan hubs are likely to play a role in your choices in the here. 1. An Abundance and Diversity of People [...]

1708, 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Hiking Table Mountain for Beginners

August 17th, 2021|Categories: Cape Town, Destinations, News, South Africa, Travel Advice|0 Comments

The city of Cape Town on the southwestern coast of South Africa is backed by Table Mountain. This flat-topped mountain offers its own weather patterns, including a cloud cover known as the Tablecloth. Thanks to this ready access to moisture, the region is lush and green. There are multiple water reservoirs to catch run-off and each season offers a wide climate variety.   At its highest point, Table Mountain is 3,558 feet above sea level. The Table Mountain Range also includes Lion's Head and Devil's Peak. This long collection of low mountains means that Table Mountain and the [...]

203, 2020

Why Do Whales Breach?

March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Cape Town, Day Tours, News, South Africa|0 Comments

In this video, you will see a Humpback Whale performing an impressive full-body breach in South Africa. But why do whales breach out of the water, do they do it for pleasure, or is there more to it? Whales live in every ocean around the world, and their species range from a 280-kilo Dwarf Sperm Whale to the massive Blue Whale with its 150000 kg. The Blue Whale can grow up to the size of a professional basketball court with a heart the size of a small car. Whales are known [...]

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