Book Cheap International Flights to Ghana From South Africa
Now you can visit the fascinating country of Ghana with cheap international flights direct from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport! Ghana is an easily accessible country with hundreds of international flights visiting this destination each month. Ghana’s primary airport, Kotoka International, is located in Accra, and also offers various international flight routes across the globe.
The West African nation of Ghana is a country of astounding natural beauty, combined with a rich history dating back to the 11th century. With a diverse range of geographic landscapes, ranging from coastal savannahs to tumbles of tropical jungle, Ghana is often referred to as Africa’s ‘Golden Child’.
Be swept off your feet by the juxtaposition of cultures, religions and landscapes when discovering Ghana.
Cost of Flights from South Africa to Ghana
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The Best Time to Book Cheap International Flights to Ghana
Just a few degrees north of the equator, Ghana experiences a largely warm and tropical climate. The country is characterised by two main seasons: the wet and the dry season. Typically, Northern Ghana experiences the rainy season from March – November, while Southern Ghana experiences its rainy season from April – mid November.
The best time to visit the country is during the dry season, from November – March each year. This time is also best for wild game viewing with great visibility and plenty of animals congregating around water holes. But be warned, Ghana is very warm throughout most months of the year, with high humidity, so be sure to pack sunscreen and apply regularly!
Book Cheap International Flights from Ghana
Kotoka International is the primary international airport servicing Accra, Ghana’s capital city. This airport offers hundreds of direct international flights to many popular destinations worldwide. These destinations include Johannesburg, Nairobi London, New York, Paris and Amsterdam. Ghana is also considered a major port-of-call for business travellers throughout Africa.
Some of the major airlines servicing Kotoka International include:
- Air France
- British Airways
- Delta Airlines
- South African Airways
Getting To and From the Airport and Exploring Ghana
Upon arriving in Accra, you will be met with numerous taxi services departing from the airport and delivering travellers to all parts of the city. These taxis are not metred, so be sure to agree on a final rate with the driver before you leave the airport. Travelling by taxi is, by far, the safest and easiest option for all new travellers in Ghana.
Navigating the city of Accra is relatively simple and safe for tourists via the intercity bus system, or STC buses. Travellers are delivered to all major stops within the city centre, while buses heading west and north leave from Obetsebi-Lamptey Circle station. Tudu station serves travellers looking to go east. Beware of the traffic in Accra city centre, in can be hectic and dangerous for pedestrians!
Top Tourist Attractions, Places of Interest and Events in the City
Accra is a port city and is packed with historical buildings, museums, forts and castles, some dating as far back as the 10th century. Brushed by Ghana’s most beautiful and popular beach, the city is also a lively hub of eateries, bars and markets and bazaars.
Some of the top sights to see include:
- Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, honouring Ghana’s first president
- National Museum of Ghana
- Cape Coast Castle
- Labadi Beach – Ghana’s most popular seaside locale
- Manhyia Palace
- Ussher Fort
- Makola Market – the city’s largest bazaar
Food in Ghana
The food found in Ghana is vastly different to many traveller’s ‘Westernised’ diets, but in saying this, many traditional Ghanaian dishes are delicious and can be the best way to truly experience both the country and culture of the local people.
Ghanaian dishes are packed with flavour and are made with herbs such as thyme, garlic, ginger and bay leaf, while staple proteins include goat, sheep, chicken and smoked fish. The use of plantain, yams and maize is also prevalent in many staple dishes.
Most traditional dishes are served with a hot pepper stew or soup as an accompaniment – but if spice is not your thing, then this is best to avoid!
Some traditional Ghanaian dishes to try include:
- Jollof rice – fried rice with spices
- Banku – cooked fermented corn dough and cassava dough, served with grilled meat
- Fante Kenkey -boiled maize dough, served with grilled meat or fish
- Ampesie – boiled yam and unripe plantain, usually accompanied with Kontomire, a peanut soup.
Know What Visa You Need Before You Book Cheap Flights to Ghana
Visas are required by everyone entering Ghana, except ECOWAS – Economic Community of West African States nationals, while South Africans can now apply for visas online. Remember to apply for visas at least a month before you plan to travel, due to the paperwork and processing times.
Fun and Interesting Facts about Ghana
- Ghana was the first country in Africa to gain its independence from colonialism
- Ghana is home to Elmina Castle, the oldest European building in sub-Saharan Africa
- Ghana has been ranked as Africa’s most peaceful country by the Global Peace Index
- Lake Volta, in the Volta region of the country, is the world’s largest man-made lake
- The name Ghana means warrior king and harks back to the days of the Ghana Empire
- Ghana is host to the largest market in West Africa, called Kejetia market
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