8 Things to Do in Cape Coast That You Shouldn't Miss

Cape Coast, or Cabo Corso, is a city and fishing port, and the capital of Cape Coast Metropolitan District and Central Region of south Ghana. Cape Coast is situated on its south to the Gulf of Guinea. Cape Coast had a settlement population of 169,894 people (2010 census). From the 16th century until Ghanaian independence, the city and fishing port changed hands between the British, the Portuguese, the Swedish, the Danish and the Dutch.

1. Cape Coast Castle

Cape Coast, Ghana Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Castles, History Museums More
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Cape Coast Castle

This 16th-century trading lodge now contains the Museum of West African History.

Reviewed By mrandmrsj0nes2015 - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom

WE RETURNED SO WE WON

The most tragic experience of our life. The emotional turmoil over the kidnapping, forced incarceration and brutality rained down upon my ancestors sent of to the Caribbean and the Americas. Through the door of NO RETURN.YET BITTERLY AND PROUDLY there we

2. Kakum National Park

Cape Coast, Ghana Nature & Parks, National Parks
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4 based on 633 reviews

Kakum National Park

This forested parkland makes for a great day hike with fantastic views, especially from the wooden suspension bridges that soar a hundred feet overhead.

Reviewed By snowgeese - QuebecQuebec

Didn't Meet Our High Expectations

Although there are many raving reviews for the Kakum National Park and its Tree House accommodations, overall, we were disappointed, especially with the Tree House. I see that others who stayed there stayed up most of the night merely to hear the sounds o

3. International Stingless Bee Centre

Odumase Abrafo | 2km South of Kakum National Park, Cape Coast 233, Ghana Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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International Stingless Bee Centre

The International Stingless Bee Centre (ISBC) is a sanctuary for stingless bees and a place of environmental education and ecotourism. Many people do not know about stingless bees, especially African species, nor have many sampled their honey, pollen and propolis, delectable activities offered at the ISBC. In addition to beekeeping, the ISBC also serves as a station for international research.

Reviewed By dleralta

Closed without any notice

After traveling there from Cape Coast by trotro (45min) and walk another 10min I found the place closed. The website didnt say anything about it, so I was quited disappointed. I had to come back to Cape Coast, wasting another hour bargaining with taxis co

4. Monkey Forest Resort

Kakum National Park Road, Cape Coast, Ghana Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Monkey Forest Resort

Reviewed By athinav76

Off the beaten path

Amazing place. Dirk is such a friendly guy, who loves his monkeys and takes good care of them. If you were annoyed by the extremely touristic Kakum National Park and it's insane prices, definately visit the resort. It's location is in beautiful, untouched

5. Global Mamas Cultural Workshops

Beula Rd, , Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana Food & Drink, Classes & Workshops, Cooking Classes, Lessons & Workshops More
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Global Mamas Cultural Workshops

We offer a verity of cultural workshops that will submerge you in Ghana's rich culture. Our many workshops can be organized at your convenience. We offer, Batiking, Drumming and Dancing, Ghanaian Cuisine Workshop, Head-wrapping, and in our Odumase-Krobo location Bead Making. You are welcome to experience the tastes, colors and sounds of our beautiful Ghana.

Reviewed By mollie4 - Blyth, Northumberland, UKBlyth, Northumberland, UK

a great way to fill a couple of hours

Four of us did a hair wrapping workshop, it was really good, we got the length of material to keep, Gladys and her aunt were very helpful and informative, they demonstrated three wraps on each of us and we had the opportunity to try two ourselves, the thi

6. Global Mamas Fair Trade Shop

Beulah Road, Cape Coast, Ghana Classes & Workshops, Lessons & Workshops
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Global Mamas Fair Trade Shop

Global Mamas offers unique apparel, accessories and home goods for people who love living life in full color. For more than a decade, we have been creating the highest-quality goods using the talent of skilled craftswomen, local knowledge, and deep sourcing relationships. Our entire organization is fully embraced in Fair Trade principles as we improve the economic outlook for the women of Ghana. Cape Coast Store is open Monday - Saturday, from 9am - 7pm.

Reviewed By lucyConnecticut - ConnecticutConnecticut

Women Power

What a great find - articles and clothing made and managed by women! I bought my granddaughters the reversal dresses and loved them. I bought 2 dresses, a tunic, and a blouse and several gifts for family and friends. The items are colorful and well made.

7. Torch Light Tours

Enter a destinationCape Coast, Ghana
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Torch Light Tours

Torch Light Tours is a full-service tour operator based in Cape Coast, Ghana. Our expert, award-winning guides will ensure each traveler has an unforgettable experience while visiting Ghana and other West African destinations. Our tours range from short day trips to multi-day itineraries.

Reviewed By KJATL

Ghana West Africa Was Golden!

Torch Light Tours provided our group of ten travelers from the U.S. with EXCELLENT service during our 10 day stay in Ghana. Our guides were friendly, accommodating and extremely knowledgeable about Ghana. As first time visitors, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the new sounds, aromas people, and language, however 100% of the time we felt at home. We were greeted at the airport by our tour guide Micheal. He welcomed us with a big smile,, and a comforting familiarity. He was able to answer all questions asked pertaining to the culture, how to exchange money, safety, and even all of the hot spots to go to during our stay. He helped us with negotiating prices for goods (as this is a big part of the culture when shopping), and even ordering from restaurant menus. We visited the capital city of Accra, Kumasi, and Cape Coast. We learned about the tribes that lived in the regions, and their way of life. Ghana is rich in history, and we learned a great deal about the natural resources there and how they have been utilized for thousands of years. We tried a variety of indigenous cuisine, and visited local markets. Our guides were knowledgeable of the history of all of the regions that we visited, and had good relationships with many of the merchants in those regions. I can personally say that I felt like a local during our stay. Whenever I travel to Ghana,or neighboring countries, Torch Light Tours will be the company that I rely on for my travel needs. I would encourage anyone traveling to Ghana, West Africa to give Torch Light Tours a call!.

8. Ghana Home Tours - Private Tours

Enter a destinationCape Coast, Ghana
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Ghana Home Tours - Private Tours

Cape Coast Walking Day Tours is Sightseeing Tours Service in Cape Coast. a full tour guide service specializing in personal tour guiding to any tourist attractions in cape coast / Elmina and Central Region as Whole. are you looking for little more adventure, a little more relaxation, a little more culture or history tour, Cape Coast Walking Day Tours is the right place when it comes to personal and professional tour guiding service.You tour like a local to various tourist sites here. Adventure. History. Culture and Heritage.

Reviewed By Chandra H - Atlanta, GeorgiaAtlanta, Georgia

Exciting!

I would like to take this opportunity to note...if you really want to experience an exciting Ghanaian Cape Coast historical tour; I suggest you contact BEN! He is a very knowledgeable, dependable, and experienced in Ghana's most celebrated and historical sights. Ben can arrange almost everything to help make your vacation a painless and exciting experience. He specializes in arranging full service accommodations such as hotels, restaurants, airport transfers, lodging and most of all educational tours to golden Kumasi, ( Ashanti ) region; Cape Coast and Elmina West African slave fortresses. I highly recommend you email him at [email protected] gmail.com as soon as you decide to take your African journey. >

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