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About Ashanti Lodge Gardens

Located at the foot of Table Mountain, Ashanti Backpackers is your gateway to Cape Town. Well-known for our superb facilities, outstanding service and excellent security - Ashanti is the fun, friendly, effortless way to discover the Cape ... and more!

Within walking distance of the city centre and close to Cape Town's magnificent beaches, we cater for all accommodation needs from camping and backpacker dorms to budget private rooms at the Backpackers or en-suite rooms in our Guesthouses around the corner.

Kloof Street and Long Street are worth checking out if restaurants, bars or shopping is on the agenda. Whilst those wishing to experience the area’s natural beauty can explore Lions Head, Table Mountain or Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

We've refurbished our gorgeous historic Victorian mansion so as well as clean, comfortable rooms you'll also find a number of handy innovations like individual reading lights, personal safes, lockers, free Wi-Fi, and international plug charging points. The communal bathrooms boast amazing showers!

Chill out next to our sparkling pool, in our landscaped gardens or on any of our spacious balconies and palm-fringed sundecks. Pool side and garden BBQ facilities are available!
Our Kumasi Café and bar offers budget friendly meals, drink specials and good vibes.

The dedicated Travel Centre staff will help you plan your next adventure; whether it’s overland, under water or beyond the border. From cross-country safaris to day tours, including hiring cars and booking accommodation, Ashanti Lodge will ensure you get the best from your trip, no matter where you’re going in Southern Africa.

Covid Safety Approved: • Hand sanitizing • Daily temperature monitoring • No mask, no entry. • Staff are COVID, PPE and cleaning protocols trained. • Only live-in staff • Social distancing to be respected • Café and bar closed for now

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 10 hours
  • Type: Guest House, Lodge
  • Sleeps: 90
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 3 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Activities desk
  • Balcony
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Central location
  • City hotel
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Kids Stay Free
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
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Important Information

In the event of premature departure we may charge for the full original booking.
Cancellation 0 - 14 days before date of arrival, or no-show – visitor forfeits 100% of deposit paid.
Cancellation 15 - 28 days before date of arrival – visitor forfeits 75% of deposit paid or 25% of full quote value (whichever greater).
Cancellation 29+...
In the event of premature departure we may charge for the full original booking.
Cancellation 0 - 14 days before date of arrival, or no-show – visitor forfeits 100% of deposit paid.
Cancellation 15 - 28 days before date of arrival – visitor forfeits 75% of deposit paid or 25% of full quote value (whichever greater).
Cancellation 29+ days before date of arrival – visitor forfeits 50% of deposit paid or 25% of full quote value (whichever greater).
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Availability and pricing

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  • 6-Bedded Mixed Dormitory 6-Bedded Mixed Dormitory Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 24 3 designer bunks sleeping 6 persons. All beds with lockers, fluffy white duvets, extra blankets and individual reading... see more
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      • 6-Bedded Female Dormitory 6-Bedded Female Dormitory Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 18 Our most popular room type, these 6-bedded dorms have all the facilities we are famous for: under-bed lockers, digital... see more
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          • 8-Bedded Mixed Dormitory 8-Bedded Mixed Dormitory Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 16 These 8-bedded dorms are perfect for groups and have the same dorm facilities as the other rooms. The bathroom is shared... see more
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              • 8-Bedded Male Dormitory 8-Bedded Male Dormitory Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 8 Another perfect room - just for guys! This room is exactly the same as the other dorms but more comfortable for those... see more
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                  • Double Room Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 6 Most of these rooms are around our swimming pool - perfect for an early morning wake-up dip. All rooms have their own... see more
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                      • Standard Twin Room Standard Twin Room Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 5 Most of the twins are also around the pool and these rooms have 2 single beds so are best suited for those who are not... see more
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                          • En-Suite Room En-Suite Room Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only This is the only en-suite room we have in this building and it is nestled away in our tranquil garden under the palm... see more
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                              Reviews for Ashanti Lodge Gardens

                              3 guest reviews Reviews of

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                              Jean le Roux
                              09 January 2020

                              Definitely a 5-star experience. I stayed for 12 nights. The room was great and the bathrooms were excellent and clean. The bar is always vibey and fun. The free breakfast is excellent. The staff were extremely helpful and went out of their way to arrange fun (free!) activities for us. Special shout-out to Justine, Greta, Chris and Patrick for really making me feel at home.Some small points to note. Firstly, it's quite a noisy place. I asked for a quieter room and they put me in an inside room next to the reception rather than an outside room by the pool. There were always people walking and...
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                              Madika Anna Sekhonyane
                              02 October 2019

                              I loved everything and thank you for the warm welcome.

                              Elsa de Jager
                              11 September 2019

                              Was not aware that this was a back packers lodge . Bathrooms are shared . No extra value adds e.g. hair dryers , coffee , tea in the rooms

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                              Ashanti Lodge Gardens is 0.4km from the centre of Gardens , the nearest airport 21km (Cape Town International Airport).
                              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling