South Africa Johannesburg


This is the gateway town for most of our Southern and East African overland tours. Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa and began as a gold mining settlement over 150 years ago, hence its local name of Egoli (place of gold). Locals now tend to call this area “Jozi” for short and it is a bustling metropolis filled with diversity and culture and home to the country’s financial district.

When exploring Johannesburg there are many museums, art galleries, theatres and shows on offer.  You can also tread in the footsteps of our country’s activists and visit one of the largest suburbs, Soweto, to experience a touch of authentic South Africa and visit the Nelson Mandela National Museum in the vibrant Vilakazi Street.

Nightlife is also something that Jozi likes to boast – from local bars, side street shebeens and the trendiest clubs, it really is a place to explore if you are a city socialite. The shopping centres are also impressive, so if you’re looking to get the latest high-end brands for a bargain or authentic South African goods, then visit one of the many malls within the city.  The theme park Gold Reef City is also a great adventure for families or individuals looking for some rollercoaster fun.
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2808, 2019

South Africa Music Festival Calendar 2019-2020

August 28th, 2019|Categories: Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, News, South Africa|0 Comments

Winter is about to end. And it is almost time to get outside to celebrate the good weather. There is no better place to do that than at a music festival. South Africa hosts a lot of festivals throughout the seasons. To 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 relaxed jazz. There is something for everyone on this list. So, you can dance [...]

1209, 2018

5 Interesting Facts About South Africa

September 12th, 2018|Categories: Adventure Tours, Budget Safaris, Cape Town, Day Tours, Destinations, Garden Route, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, News, South Africa|1 Comment

Have you ever wanted to see the Big 5, visit penguins, go on a wine tour and enjoy some skiing, all in one vacation? Here are 5 interesting facts you possibly do not know about South Africa... 1. The African Penguin at Boulders Beach At less than an hour drive from Ashanti Lodge, you will find Boulders Beach home to the African Penguin. The African Penguins are the only type of penguins found on the continent. Pretty special right? Boulders Beach is the best place in South Africa where you are able to see [...]

108, 2018

Woman’s Month in South Africa

August 1st, 2018|Categories: Cape Town, Drakensberg, Durban, Garden Route, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, News, South Africa, West Coast|0 Comments

In South Africa we commemorate Women through out the month of August as a tribute to the 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on the 9th August 1956. The march was in protest of the extension of Pass Laws to women that would prevent them from moving freely within South Africa. The Government of South Africa declared August women’s month and the 9th of August is celebrated annually as Women’s Day. In celebration of South African Woman’s Month we are offering a 20% DISCOUNT on all female shared dormitories. Valid for DIRECT bookings only: Email [email protected] [...]

1906, 2017

Watch Now: Exciting South Africa

June 19th, 2017|Categories: Adventure Tours, Cape Town, Destinations, Garden Route, Johannesburg, News, South Africa|1 Comment

South Africa, one of the most beautiful countries on the planet. A country of diversity, with vibrant cities, constantly changing stunning landscapes, mighty coastlines, tons of wildlife and the kindest people. Do you think it is possible to capture all the highlights of South Afric in a single 60 seconds video? The guys of gave it a try and you can decide for yourself if you think they have succeeded:   So many highlights in 60 seconds, was it a little bit too fast for you? We spotted the beautiful Cape of Good Hope, Johannesburg and [...]

2408, 2016

Ashanti’s Review of our Joburg to Vic Falls Overland Tour

August 24th, 2016|Categories: Botswana, Budget Safaris, Chobe National Park, Etosha National Park & Caprivi Strip, Johannesburg, News, Okavango Delta & Maun, Overland Tours|0 Comments

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 amount of time. The bulk of the tour is spent in Botswana and this trip is one of the best ways to enjoy Botswana on a budget. Below is Cal’s review of his tour.     Day 1 – Johannesburg to Tuli Block, Botswana [...]

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