Travel Info.
Travel Info.

TRAVELLING TO CAPE COAST FROM ACCRA

(DISTANCE: 148 KM/91 MILES)

  • STC: (Advanced booking possible)

The STC Terminal is at Kaneshie, about 5 minutes’ drive from Kwame Nkrumah Circle

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  • VIP:  (Advanced booking possible)

The VIP Bus Terminals can be found at Kwame Nkrumah Circle

and at Kaneshie

Cost of Ticket: 

  • Ford Mini Buses

The main Terminals is at Kwame Nkrumah Circle

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  • Connecting from Cape Coast

On arrival in Cape Coast a drop taxi to your hotel or lodging base should be between Ghc10 and Ghc 30

NB: For drop taxis, always bargain

Uber services are also available in Cape Coast

 

What to see

  • Kotokuraba: Central Market
  • Chapel square: Magnificent Methodist Church, a nice meeting/pick up place

With a nice view of the Castle.

  • Hans Cottage Botel visitors have the opportunity to view crocodile at Hans Cottage Botel located along the Cape Coast Kakum National Park road
  • University of Cape Coast Campus
  • Pedu

 

LOCAL FESTIVALS AROUND PANAFEST SEASON

FETU AFAHYE

Festival Fetu Afahye Festival is an annual festival celebrated by the chiefs and people of Oguaa Traditional Area in the central region of Ghana. The festival is celebrated in the first week of September every year and it is climaxed on Sunday with a thanksgiving church service.

 

  • EDINA BAKATUE FESTIVAL

Edina Bakatue Festival is observed annually by the chiefs and people of Edina (Elmina). “Bakatue” literally means the ‘opening of the Lagoon’. Fishing being the main occupation of the Edina people, the festival marks the beginning of the fishing season. There is also the regatta competition on the Benya Lagoon. A durbar of chiefs and people mark the end of the celebration on the first Saturday of July.

 

 

ATTRACTIONS OUTSIDE CAPE COAST 

KAKUM NATIONAL PARK

Kakum National Park is one of the popular National Parks in Ghana characterised by its moist evergreen rainforest, the 375 sq.km National Park is situated about 30km north of Cape Coast, the Central Regional Capital and about 170km from Accra.

Kakum National Park is endowed with different and rare species of wildlife including 40 species of mammals, over 500 species of butterflies and a wide array of birds. Some of the species include the endangered monameekat, civet cats, yellow backed duiker, red river hog, pygmy elephants, buffalo, leopard, bongo, bee-eater and hornbills.

Kakum National has a long series of hanging bridges at the forest canopy level known as the “Canopy Walkway”, a major feature of the Kakum National Park. At about

environment for visitors to watch birds. The park’s welcome centre is made up of a restaurant, a picnic area, a camping area and a wildlife education centre. It can be visited throughout the year.

 

 

ELMINA CASTLE

Another World Heritage Site, the Elmina Castle is located at Elmina, which is just 10km west of Cape Coast. Elmina happens to be the first point of contact between the Europeans and the inhabitants of Ghana, then Gold Coast.

BRENU AKYINIM BEACH

Brenu Akyinim Beach is located between the villages of Ankwanda and Brenu Akyinim. It is sited at about 20km west of Cape Coast, off the Cape Coast – Takoradi highway. It’s a 3-kilometre fabulous stretch of pristine palm-fringed, sandy beach where the water is clean providing an ideal site for swimming, surfing, skiing and sun bathing.

ASSIN MANSO HERITAGE SITE

Assin Manso Heritage Site is located about 40km north of Cape Coast. Assin Manso is renowned for the inhuman activity meted out to people during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade era. Slaves brought from the interior parts of the country were rested, bathed, sorted out and re- sold, before transported via the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles to waiting ships bound for the Americas. The Slave River or “Nnonkonsuo” happens to be the major feature of the Assin Manso Slave Market Site.

OSTRICH FARM

Ostrich Farm is located at Effutu Mampong about fourteen kilometers from Cape Coast on the Kakum National Park road. The ostrich is the world’s largest living bird belonging to the small order of birds known as Ratitae or running birds. The Ostrich can live up to between 30-70 years.