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Why Travel to South Africa During COVID-19

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 [...]

All You Need to Know About African Overland Safari Tours

So you’ve heard about Overlanding in Africa but don't know what to expect. Rightfully so, there are so many different aspects to contend with. This blog post is written by an Overland guide and contains his knowledge. As such it will furnish you with the quick and dirty of overland tours. The overland adventure travel industry in Southern Africa has been around for decades. The routes have been tried and tested, and assessments have been made as to which of these routes are practical and rewarding. The Itinerary While we at Ashanti Travel Online [...]

Are Hostels Better Than Airbnb for Holiday Accommodation in Cape Town

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 [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Hiking Table Mountain for Beginners

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 [...]

Climbing Mountains for Charity – Table Mountain, Cape Town – 365 UbuntuClimbs

Andrew Patterson is a man on a mission. His plan? To climb Table Mountain every day in 2018! That’s climbing 1085 meters every day for 365 days in a row. Some might ask if Andrew is a super fitness enthusiast or maybe a little bit crazy? Not at all. His mission has a purpose. A very noble and charitable purpose. His aim is to empower 1 million South Africans who are not in the means of empowering themselves. His main goal is to help one family, one child, one life by means of donations towards [...]

Top 5 Ways To Experience The Winelands Around Cape Town

So just how popular is wine? Well, in 2016 wine lovers of the world drank 242 million hectolitres of wine. To those not in the wine or beer industry, that is the equivalent of twenty-four billion, two hundred million litres of wine. This means that wine lovers drink over 66 million litres of wine a day! Who can blame them? At the end of the day, everybody loves a good glass of wine. The Western Cape is home to Route 62, the longest wine route in the world. Starting in Cape Town and traveling up the east coast to [...]