Cape Three Points, Ghana

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cape3-pointCape Three Points is at the southernmost tip of Ghana. On the map, you’ll see one tip, but when you climb the eighty-four year old lighthouse at the Cape, you’ll see something else!

The village of Cape Three Points is the southernmost community in Ghana, and its beach is one of the most beautiful along Ghana’s West Coast. Surrounded by Ghana’s only coastal rainforest reserve and many rolling hills, the village also has a few secondary attractions, such as relaxation, beach and sea activities, hiking, and exploration of its cultural present and colonial past.

The drive to Cape Three Points takes visitors through several rural communities, oil palm plantations and an extensive rubber plantation which was originally planted by Ghana’s first president, some fifty years ago. You will view at first hand how fresh rubber is collected from the rubber trees, before being part-processed in Ghana and shipped to Europe. Between the views of crop farms and rubber plantations, you might have a bit of luck and run into a group of monkeys. If not, you will still be able to see a wide variety of trees, birds and butterflies that inhabit this area.