If Ghana is the land of the rising black star, then Accra is the city where that star shines brightest! Whether you’re in town for business or pleasure, we’ve got you covered when it comes to where to stay, shop, eat, drink, party and chill in Accra!
Journalist Lisa Gibson shares with the readers of Hamaji Magazine some of the trendiest spots. Immediate Boarding!
BEACH CLUB VIBES AT SANDBOX BEACH CLUB
Accra’s first beach club is the latest chill spot by day, party spot by night. Recently renovated, this is fast becoming the go-to place for the trendy nightlife lovers of Accra. It’s also great for a casual afternoon of pizza or spicy chicken wings on the terrace, watching the waves crash on the beach below. Definitely a good venue for private functions such as birthdays or product launches.
South Labadi Estates
Tuesdays-Sundays from 4pm onwards
+233 27 259 9190
HEALTHY EATING AT GREEN EATS GHANA
New to the healthy food scene, Accra’s first fully stocked salad bar lets you design your own salad! With over 40 toppings to choose from, salads don’t have to be boring! They also make delicious smoothies. Lunchtime has never been healthier! Take a seat on the outside terrace or grab a salad to go!
Osu La Crescent, Nyaniba Estate
+233 026 787 8264
GREEN SPACE AT LEGON BOTANICAL GARDENS
Green space is hard to come by in Accra, so the Legon Botanical Gardens are a welcome addition. The views from on top of the canopy walk way will have you feeling like you’re a world away from city living. Offering lovers of the great outdoors 50 hectares of greenery, it includes a kids play park as well as a high rope obstacle course. Family friendly with plenty of space for picnicking, walking or simply enjoying nature, the highlight is definitely the treetop canopy walkway! Visit their website www.legonbotanicalgardens.com for pricing.
Off Atomic Haatso Main Road, entrance at Agbogba Junction
+233 (0) 262 366 167
CUBA IN AFRICA AT LITTLE HAVANA RESTAURANT & BAR
Little Havana brings Havana nights to Accra. Located in the trendy neighbourhood of Nyaniba Estates, this restaurant and bar is West Africa’s first Afro-Latino Cuban inspired cantina. Take casual ambience and comfort food and combine with signature cocktails crafted with premium rum, and you’ve got all the ingredients you need for a great night out. Saturday nights feature Ghana’s only live Afro-Latin band, so gather your friends, book a table and we’ll see you there this weekend!
Oshie Road, Osu/Nyaniba Estates
Tues-Sun 5pm to late during week, midday to late on weekends
Reservations: +233 024 526 5997
DESIGNER THREADS AT ELLE LOKKO
A concept store and retail space offering a diverse collection of beautiful designer clothing, ready-to-wear statement pieces, handcrafted shoes and bags, as well as a range of organic beauty products. Featuring local up-and-coming young designers, and celebrating all things made in Africa, we love their stunning range of mud cloth kimonos by Threaded Tribes – definitely our top pick!
Lokko Road, Osu
STAY AT OLMA COLONIAL SUITES
This luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Osu offers beautifully decorated suites in tranquil and lush surroundings. The established garden with tumbling bougainvillea trees and poolside palms gives the impression that you’ve stumbled upon a tropical oasis. Centrally located, think of it as your home away from home when visiting Accra. Accommodation ranges from simple bedrooms, to fully equipped apartments and superior suites. Fibre Optic Internet, DSTV, includes breakfast.
Dadebu Rd, Nyaniba Estate
TIPSY TEAS AT TEA BAA
A casual hangout attracting a hip and happening local crowd, Tea Baa is a cosy spot where you can grab an iced tea (alcoholic or virgin) while chilling out with friends over a game of Oware. Order the Honey Soy Chicken with coconut rice – you will not be disappointed!
10-12 Klanna Street, Osu
Mon-Sat 12pm ‘til late
+233 020 705 3440
GET YOUR COFFEE FIX AT KUKUN CAFE
New kid on the block and yet another addition to the burgeoning Ako Adjei Park scene, Kukun Café serves breakfast, lunch and snacks in Accra’s latest co-working office space. With one of the best full English breakfasts in the city, we also love their homemade lemonade! Connect over coffee in this funky, creative and networking-savvy spot!
Koi Street, Accra
Mon-Fri from 7am
Saturdays for brunch 10am-4pm
RETAIL THERAPY AT THE SHOP
Winner of the Best Fashion Store in Accra 2018, this creative retail space doubles as a venue for intimate meet-ups and musical performances. Supporting local artists and designers, as well as sourcing from neighbouring countries, The Shop is an eclectic mix of fashion, accessories and home décor pieces all under one roof and it needs to be on your must-visit list when in Accra! It’s definitely on ours!
Omanye Street, Osu – Ako Adjei