Welcome to Cape Coast


Today, Cape Coast is an easygoing fishing town with an arty vibe, fanned by salty sea breezes and kissed by peeling waves. Crumbling colonial buildings line the streets, seabirds prowl the beaches and fishermen cast nets where slave ships once sailed. Many travellers use Cape Coast as a base to explore Kakum National Park, Anomabu and even Elmina.


Top experiences in Cape Coast

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Cape Coast activities

$1122.40 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day Ghana Holiday Coastal Tour

Day 1 : Accra - Cape Coast - Axim Leave Accra in the morning, heading down to Cape Coast. Along the way, you will see some of rural Ghana and some Pusoban shrines. Reaching Cape Coast, you will visit the Cape Coast Castle, which used to be the seat of the English Government of the then Gold Coast colony. After the castle excursion, take in the view and a great meal at a local restaurant on the beach (own expense). Wander the lazy streets of the city, exploring the colonial architecture and the wall paintings. After, drive to Elmina for guided walking tour of the over 700 year-old town. Learn about the economic, political, historical and cultural including the colorful boats and fishing harbor aspects of Elmina. The history of this place explains the Portuguese, Dutch, and British influences. Continue to Axim to your sun-drenched tropical beach accommodation on the coast.Day 2: Axim (L)Spend the day floating in the calm bay, taking a casual welcome community walk or bike ride through the townships, where you can engage in spontaneous interactions with the local Nzema tribe. Stop by a typical eatery to taste a local dish for lunch. Overnight at your beach resort.Day 3: Jungle Hike (L)Today you will have the opportunity to take a short hike to a near by jungle to experience the beautiful scenery. See some the local and economically important trees near the beach area. Go kayaking and explore a protected private bay area within the reach of the local community. Overnight at your beach resort.Day 4:Fort San Antonio - Boboewusi Island (L)Take a guided tour of Fort San Antonio to learn about the Dutch and Portuguese trading past at west coast of Ghana. Continue on to tour  Boboewusi Island and the lighthouse. Climb to the top of the lighthouse to discover awesome views of the countryside with its long stretches of sandy beach.Day 5: Anaska - Beyin (L)Your will have a full day outside Axim today. Drive to Ankasa Resource Reserve.Take a nature hike to the Bamboo Cathedral, then on to Beyin, where you will take a boat ride through the beautiful wetlands of the Amamsuri, the largest swamp forest in Ghana. Arrive at Beyin and visit the Nzuelzo Village on stilts. Greet the chief and take your tour of this amazing architecture. Continue to Fort Apollonia which houses the Museum of Nzema Culture and History, then back to Axim and your resort.Day 6: Axim (L)Today is a free day to enjoy the beach area of your accommodations.Day 7: Axim - AccraDrive back to Accra from Axim, making a detour to explore Fort Metal Cross. This fort was built by the British as a trading post in the 17th century. Continue to Kakum National Park to take canopy walk, then return to Accra.

$2240 Day Trips & Excursions

THE RETURN OF THE DIASPORA'S

ACCRA | GHANA Arrive Accra, meet assist on arrival, and transfer to hotel. This evening there will be a welcome dinner plus an orientation session which includes a lecture/discussion on African culture. Tailors and dressmakers will be in attendance for those interested in custom made African outfits. Day 2: ACCRA | ACCRACITY WALKING TOUR Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and museum, a tribute to Ghana’s first President. This park, formally called the Polo grounds, is where Dr. Kwame Nkrumah declared the independence of Ghana. Day 3: KUMASI | ASHANTI CRAFT VILLAGES | NTONSO ADINKRA TEXTILES | BONWIRE KENTE CLOTH After breakfast, visit the Ashanti craft villages starting with the woodcarving village of Ahwiaa, known for the talented craftsmen who fashion royal stools, walking sticks and fertility dolls from wood; with the opportunity to purchase hand carved items of all kinds. The next stop is the village of Ntonso where artisan’s hand-stamp patterns on cotton cloth to make Adinkra textiles. Day 4 & 5 : KUMASI | THE ASHANTI KINGDOM | BONWIRE KENTE CLOTH Manhyia Palace museum built as a residence for the Ashanti Kings – now a museum displaying the original furniture and assorted royal memorabilia. Day 6 : KUMASI | BAPTISH CHURCH SERVICE | THE GREEN RANCH | HORSE EXPEDITION This morning attend church service at a Baptist Church in Kumasi – socialize with members of the congregation to get a better understanding of daily life. Day 7: ELIMINA CASTLE | ASSIN MANSO SLAVE MARKETS | ASSIN MANSO SLAVE RIVER Early in the Morning we depart to Elmina.You will see the “Slave River” where captured Africans were washed before being confined in the Slave Castles to await shipment to the Americas and the Caribbean. This evening go on a guided tour through the ancient town of Elmina. Day 8: THE CAPE COAST CASTLE | SLAVE DUNGEONS Tour of Cape Coast Castle and the Castle Museum, Cape Coast Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the departure points for Africans being sent to slavery in the Americas. The castle is home to the “Door of No Return”. Attend a commemorative ceremony in the Cape Coast Castle Dungeons – ALL ARE requested to wear white. Day 9: CAPE COAST | MESOMAGOR VILLAGE AFRICAN DRUM DANCE PERFORMANCE Morning at leisure. In the afternoon visit The Human Service Trust Orphanage in Cape Coast; travelers can bring books; crayons or toys for the kids. In the evening enjoy a performance by the Bamboo Orchestra at their musical best.  Day 10: CAPE COAST | ACCRA Return to Accra, stop at the village of Abandze, the ancestral home of Louis Armstrong, the famous American jazz musician. Arrive in Accra late afternoon. Spend the day last minute shopping and packing- farewell dinner.Night beaches in Accra is a must thing to explore. The Labadi Beach and the Kokrobite Beaches are the hottest beaches for fun. Day 11: ACCRA | DEPART Transfer to airport for flight back home.

$2400 Multi-day & Extended Tours

GHANA RESEARCH TOURS

Day 1 : ACCRA | AFRICAN METROPOLISYou are met on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra the capital city of Ghana, and transferred to your hotel. Day 2 : ACCRA | ACCRA CITY TOUR | KWAME NKRUMAH MAUSOLEUM | ARTS AND CRAFT CENTRE | TESHIE COFFIN MAKERS   A visit to William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was an African-American civil rights activist who became a citizen of Ghana in the 1960s. He was known as the ‘Father of Pan-Africanism’ * Night Life  We visit the Skybar 25. The Skybar 25 is Accra’s premier rooftop venue. DAY 3 : HISTORIC SLAVE TRADE CASTLES | CAPE COAST CASTLE | ELIMINA CASTLE | KAKUM NATIONAL PARK | ASSIN MANSO SLAVE RIVER In the morning,a visit to the Elmina Castle, the oldest European building in Africa, erected by the Portuguese in the XV century. At different times the castle has been used as a warehouse to trade gold, ivory and, eventually, slaves. * KAKUM NATIONAL PARK A visit to the Kakum National Park, Ghana’s most famous parks. Take a brief walking tour on the forest floor A visit to the Kakum National Park. Donko Nsuo in Assin Manso is where the slaves were being kept less than hundred kilometres from where the slave ships were docked at Cape Coast and Elimina. DAY 4 : UMBRELLA ROCK | BOTI FALLS | ABURI BOTENICAL GARDENS A visit to the amazing umbrella rock which sites around the same forest where the Boti Falls is located.Boti Falls is a twin waterfall located at Boti in Manya Krobo. * Night Life Enjoy the evening sessions of Kizomba Dance at the Afrikiko entertainment center in Accra. Day 5 :  ACCRA | CHOCOLATE TASTING | 57 CHOCOLATE  A fun day out, you can try wonderful flavours such as mocha, coconut and hibiscus, and you can buy the beautifully crafted and packaged products as gifts. *Night Life Experience the prolific breathtaking moment at the Bloom bar. A unique bar experience in the heart of Accra in Osu. DAY 6 & 7 :   KUMASI |  ASHANTI KINGDOM KUMASI | ASHANTI CRAFT VILLAGES | NTONSO ADINKRA TEXTILES | BONWIRE KENTE CLOTH Explore the Ashanti Kingdom cultural and heritage. The Ashanti Kingdom meseum house a number of ancient artifact and "stools" used by Kings from old and gold jewelries and more. DAY 8 :  KUMASI | FREE DAY | LAKE BOSOMTWE | THE GREEN RANCH | HORSE EXPERDITION Eco-friendly horse-back riding and Kayak experience at the Green Ranch is a wonderful and amazing adventure at Lake Bosomtwe .DAY 9 :  ACCRA | KANTANKA AUTO MOBILE COMPANY TOUR  A visit to Kantanka Automobile Company Limited is Ghana's first privately owned Automobile Manufacturing and Assembling Company located at Gomo-Mpota, Winneba, Central Region of Ghana. And at evening departure.

$600 Cultural & Theme Tours

Students Tours in Ghana

Tour start in the morning after breakfast, pick up from guest hotel. All tickets,transportation, roundtrip air tickets, accommodation are included in the price This tour starts in Accra Ghana the capital, we will explore the city day and night and visit all attractions in the capital. We then proceed to Cape coast and Elmina to visit the two castles, go to kakum for the canopy walk.  Then we head to the northern part of the country, here we will visit the largest national park in Ghana you can get up close with elephants, the oldest mosques in Ghana and one of the oldest in We Africa. Go the Mognori eco village for a canoe bird watching Have a drumming and dancing performance by the locals. Visit the crocodile pond in Paga, here is the place you will be able to touch live crocodile and take photos The Tongo hills and the Sirigu painted houses are some go the beautiful places you can find up north of the country.