Overlooked by Cape Town’s Lion’s Head Mountain, Ashanti Gardens Guesthouse provides bright and modern self-catering rooms. With free Wi-Fi, it has a covered terrace overlooking the garden. Featuring floor-to-ceiling curtains, each individually decorated room has a flat-screen satellite TV, tea/coffee facilities and a private bathroom. Some also offer a furnished patio, fireplace or stained-glass window. The communal kitchen is fitted with a fridge-freezer, microwave and stove. Kitchenware is provided and there are picnic tables for dining. Braai barbecue facilities are also available. Guests of Ashanti Gardens Guesthouse can use the facilities at Ashanti Backpackers, a sister property located 200 metres away. These include a swimming pool and bar with pool table. Set in the Gardens suburb of Cape Town, the property is a 5-minute drive from the business district and 12 minutes’ drive from the V&A Waterfront. A shuttle is available from Cape Town International Airport, 20 km away.