The town of Dixcove in the Western Region of Ghana is our destination of the week on our latest series #Travelandsee.
Dixcove was founded by the British in the 17th century and served as an important trading centre for gold, ivory, and slaves.
The historic town boasts a rich culture, relaxing beaches, a lovely climate and warm people. Located near the port city of Takoradi, it is known for its unique cultural heritage and its tourist-attracting spots.
Times to visit
You can visit Dixcove all year because it experiences a tropical climate, with warm temperatures and high humidity throughout the year. The rainy season lasts from April to September, while the dry season runs from October to March.
Here are 5 amazing things to do in Dixcove with friends or alone:
Visit the Fort Metal Cross
The town is home to Fort Metal Cross, a well-preserved fortification built by the Portuguese. The historic fortification built in the 17th century now serves as a museum showcasing the area’s colonial history.
Go fishing with local fisherfolks and buy fish from market women
Dixcove is known for its fishing industry, with a bustling fish market and several large fishing boats. The warm fishermen are more than happy to invite you to join their voyage at sea that’s if you are brave enough or you can join the men in pulling the net from sea. After a successful harvest, you can purchase raw or smoked fish and other aquatic delicacies from them.
Relax on the beaches of Axim
Dixcove is surrounded by stunning beaches, with clear blue waters and pristine sand. Popular activities include swimming, sunbathing, and fishing. The town is also a hub for tourism, attracting visitors with its scenic beaches and colonial history.
Immerse yourself in the Culture
Dixcove is inhabited by the Nzema people, who have a rich cultural heritage. Visitors can experience the traditional Nzema lifestyle by visiting the nearby Nzulezo Village, a stilt village built over the waters of Lake Tadane.
Visit the Axim Market
A bustling marketplace featuring a variety of local goods, including fresh produce, spices, textiles, and handmade crafts. There’s something that will steal your heart from this market.
Credit: Nana K Duah