The best places to eat, drink, stay, shop and visit in Ghana according to PaJohn Bentsifi Dadson, a cultural concierge, a tour guide, event organiser, and owner of See Ghana
By Daniel Neilson|
Where do you take friends to eat?
I bring them to my rooftop. It started out of my love of entertaining. The rooftop parties have become synonymous with entertaining. Eating out, Au Grand Ecuyer is one of my favourites. I was a regular there for years. I always ate outside at the same table. My favourite there is sole meuneiere. The traditional buffet at the Holiday Inn on a Sunday is excellent – a great way to try lots of traditional Ghanaian cuisine. Le Tandem is good for more gourmet food.
Where would you take them for after dinner drinks?
Republic has a nice buzz about it and I like their philosophy. They are using traditional ingredients in their food and their drinks.
Where are your favourite places to stay?
Definitely the Stone Lodge in Asutsuare. There’s a huge green lawn. It’s the size of a football pitch and it’s quiet and relaxing. Lou Moon Lodge in Axim has no TV which is great. It’s in a cove near the beach, so the water is very still. It’s a very artistic place. The Beige Village Golf Resort & Spa as well. I love hotels that have activities beyond a pool. This has tennis courts and life-size chess and scrabble board that is great fun. And a golf course as well.
Where are your favourite places to visit around Ghana?
The Waterfalls at Wli is a good attraction. There’s a 45 minute walk in and the waterfalls are beautiful. I have also just discovered the Enkofiehu Warrior Cave in the Kwahu Mountains in the Eastern Region. It’s where the Kwahu warriors would hide their women and children away from the Asantes during their wars of the 18th century.
What do you miss when you have been travelling?
I’d been away and when I got back I saw a women carrying oranges and I wanted some, so I called over. A car came in between us and stirred up some red dust. There was the lady selling oranges and the red dust in the sunlight and I thought, “I missed that”.