Fly To Accra, Ghana
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Visa Requirements and SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do need a visa to visit Accra, or anywhere else in Ghana. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 3 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- South African High Commission to Ghana is situated in Accra. Speed House, No 1, 3rd Soula Street, Labone North. Phone: + 233 302 740 450 or + 233 302 740 451.
See and do
Accra’s history is fascinating, so it’s no surprise that many of its tourist attractions focus on the city’s past. Jamestown is a crowd favourite. Established in the 17th century, this busy fishing harbour still buzzes with life. Visit the James Fort for some insight into the old European colony and slave trade in the area. Other historical must-sees include the National Museum, Osu Castle, Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, and Memorial Park and Independence Square.
If you’re looking for bargains and trip souvenirs, ignore the modern malls and supermarkets around Accra. There are many traditional-style markets that thrive in the city’s chaotic sprawl, and Makola is one of the best. You’ll find everything from fresh produce to medicines, shoes and traditional crafts here. The brightly coloured Kente Cloth and authentic Ghanaian beadwork come highly recommended as souvenirs.
Getting around Accra can be tricky if you don’t want to hire a car. The city’s spread makes walking everywhere difficult, although it is relatively safe, especially during the day. Public transport consists almost entirely of TroTros, which are crowded and dilapidated minivans, similar to South Africa’s minibus taxis. There are taxi cabs around, but you’ll need to negotiate a fee, and they have a reputation for getting lost.
Kotoka International Airport Accra - ACC
Food and beverages: Landing Restaurant, Aerostar and Twinsti Restaurants.
Forex Bureaus: Exchange offices are located in the Arrivals terminal.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Contact airport security to direct you to lost and found for items lost on the premises.
Airport Hotels: None on site. Nearby: African Regent, Airport View, Airport West, Alisa, Movenpick Ambassador, and Golden Tulip.
Car Hire: Avis, Budget
Kotoka International Airport is a hub for: Africa World Airlines, Antrak Air and Starbow Airlines.