Join one of the owners of Ashanti Lodge Gardens on a walk through the beautiful neighbourhood surrounding the backpackers. This tour will help you get your bearings of the Gardens area. With its many restaurants, bars, fashion and entertainment, the city-suburb is one of the best places to stay in Cape Town. It's got the peacefulness of the suburbs, but you're only a 10-minute walk away from the bustling city centre.
DeWaal Park, Kloof Street, Company's Gardens, South African Museum, Planetarium, National Gallery
Ashanti Lodge Gardens is located at 11 Hof Street. You can easily get here by car, bus or foot. The MyCiti bus stops at the bottom of Hof Street. Get off at the Mount Nelson stop and face so that the giant pillars of the hotel are in front of you, then walk left, and the first road right is Hof Street. Ashanti is about 200m up this street on the left-hand side. It's a big orange building. You can't miss it!
Places to stop along the way:
Ashanti Lodge Gardens, Van Hunks, Arnold's, Ocean Basket, Fat Cactus, Mabu Vinyl, Labia Theater, Company's Gardens.
Best time to walk:
Between 9am and 6pm.
Always keep an eye out for belongings when walking through a new city. Be vigilant of cars and other traffic.
Allow at least an hour for this walk, as there are lots of stops along the way.
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