Points of interest

There are many fun and interesting activities near our beach house. It therefore makes the house the perfect base to combine a few lazy beach days, with a variety of fascinating excursions. Think of historic sights such as the slave forts & castles in the towns of Elmina & Cape Coast. Think of wildlife and national parks, such as Kakum national park, the crocodile pond or a nightly sea turtle walk. Think of many colorful festivals & cultural activities, such as a visit to traditional fishing village of Ampenyi.

The following sights are located nearer to the beach house (the google map shows the proximity to the house).

The following sights are further afield and part of Ghana’s many highlights.

Elmina fort and fishing harbour

The St. George castle is a large fort located in the town of Elmina in the Central Region. There is a museum located in the castle that was set up through the efforts of various international organisations, as well as the Ghana museums and monuments board GMMB. The monumental structure now aims to make people aware and better informed of ... Read More

Kakum National Park & Canopy Walkway

Kakum national park’s most well known feature is its 333 meter long canopy walkway, suspended from more than 300 year old rain forest trees. Some are up to 27 meters (12 stories) above the forest floor. The view is breath-taking (and may be too much for visitors uncomfortable with heights). The canopy walk is only a hint of Kakum’s delights. ... Read More

Hans Cottage Crocodile pond

The Hans Cottage Botel is located in a serene environment and the collection of plants and birds are beautiful. The setting is pleasant, partly built on stilts on a pond, with a swimming pool and nice greenery. There are crocodiles, turtles and various bird species to be seen (and a large colony of weaver birds building their nests around the ... Read More

Ampenyi village tour

The ‘be-the-change’ foundation tries to improve lives of those in the Ampenyi community (where the Ayikoo beach house is located). The initiator – California – is happy to give you a feel of traditional Ghanaian way of life in the fishing community of Ampenyi. The tour is actually free of charge, but a donation to the above foundation is of ... Read More

Cape coast castle

The colonial castle in Cape Coast was initially built by the Portuguese. Its first base was created in 1555 as a trade lodge. Cape coast is derived from from Portuguese name ‘Cabo Corso’ meaning short cape. Sweden then built a more permanent structure which is now known as Cape coast castle. It was called Carlousburg after King Charles the 10th ... Read More

Sea turtle walks

Seeing a sea turtle crawling her way up the beach can be a fascinating experience. Especially when you go with a guide. They are protected and endangered animals; spotting one is not guaranteed. In Ghana, olive ridleys and leatherback turtles are known to nest, but green sea turtles also have been seen offshore and are occasionally captured in nets. Please ... Read More

Assin Manso, Slave River

Assin Manso was the final link in the slavery route from northern Ghana, and it was known to have been the largest slave market for merchants supplying slaves to the forts and castles along the coast. Former slaves from the Americas, Samuel Carson from the USA & Crystal from Jamaica, were re-interred here in 1998. In addition to the cemetery, ... Read More

Safari in Mole national park

Mole is Ghana’s largest national park with 4849 square kilometers of space. It is best known for its often-seen elephants (a population of about 600). It also features buffalo’s, antelopes, lions, leopards, hippos and five species of primates – over 93 mammal species in all. There are over 300 bird species and 33 identified reptile species. The park is also ... Read More

Nzulezu stilt village in the Western Region

Nzulezu in the Western Region of Ghana, is a unique water village. This wonderful village is built wholly on stilts on an open lake fed by seven rivers. The name of the community is an Nzema phrase meaning “built on water”. Nzulezu gives you the opportunity to watch lovely birds as the Egret, the Grey Heron, the White Heron and ... Read More