Cape Coast

Cape Coast is the capital city of the Central Region, which was the former government centre of the Gold Coast. Cape Coast was the seat of the British colonial administration up until 1877. The coastline is famous for its ancient forts and castles. The region is also famous for its palm-fringed beaches, fascinating fishing villages and historic towns, and rich natural attractions. Kakum National Park, just 30km north of Cape Coast is the foremost nature reserve in Southern Ghana and well worth a visit and very easy to reach from Accra.

The region's culture is depicted through its many exciting festivals which are held throughout the year.

Throughout the region, there are welcoming hotels and restaurants, all an easy drive from Accra. This city and the region offer the opportunity to explore a culture that has its roots in another era and sun-dappled beaches.


Tourist sites to be plotted on map:

  • Kakum National park
  • Posuban Shrine
  • Elmina Castle
  • Cape Coast Castle
  • Fort St. Jago
  • Hans Cottage
  • White Sands Bay
  • West Africa Historical Museum