Hans Cottage Botel: A single place to have a Paga, Nzulezu, Lake Volta and Wildlife experiences

Hans Cottage Botel

If you have just a day to to see Ghana, go to Hans Cottage Botel. This site gives visitors a feel of Paga crocodile Pond, Nzulezu Village, boat rides, bird watching, and more.

Tourist attractions in Ghana are mostly gifted by nature with very little to boast of in terms of man-made or artificially created tourism sites. One of such attraction in Ghana is the Hans Cottage, located in Cape Coast in the Central region of Ghana.

Hans Cottage boasts of several attractions and activities that tourists can partake in including crocodile watch, boat ride on a man-made pond, small rounded buildings constructed on the pond,  swimming pool and bird watching.

Boat riding at Hans Cottage Botel
Boat riding at Hans Cottage Botel

Tourists who visit the wonderful facility are led by Tour Guides to see some fascinating attractions such as the crocodiles living in the man-made pond. To see the crocodiles, pieces of bread are thrown into the pond to attract fishes to the surface of the water. The crocodiles who depend on these fishes for their meals hurry to the surface with the hope of catching them. Unlike Paga Crocodile Pond where the reptiles are friendly with humans, the crocodiles at Hans Cottage are not and shy away from humans most of the time. They are however not dangerous and do not attack tourists, but simply prefer to stay in the waters. You pose with the crocodile for a photo but per instructions of the Tour Guide.

The 'Nzulezu' experience at Hans Cottage Botel
The ‘Nzulezu’ experience at Hans Cottage Botel

Another wonderful attraction at Hans Cottage is the exciting boat ride on the lake. Visitors also have the option of taking a ride on the lake in a boat paddled by a tour guide. Whiles on the lake tourists get to see some of the crocodiles at closer view with their heads popping out of the water.

Friendly Crocodiles at Hans Cottage Hotel
Friendly Crocodiles at Hans Cottage Hotel
Friendly Crocodiles at Hans Cottage Hotel
Friendly Crocodiles at Hans Cottage Hotel

There is also the bird watch at Hans Cottage. Beside the lake, there are very short and small trees which serve as home to different bird species. These birds usually go out to look for food in the daytime and return to the trees in the evening. Birds who are laying eggs however stay behind and spend their days in their nests which are in the trees.

Birds watching at Hans Cottage Botel
Birds watching at Hans Cottage Botel

Hans Cottage also has a modern restaurant for visitors who may want to furnish their hunger as well as comfortable guest rooms for visitors who intend to spend the night at the facility.

The facility is located on the Cape Coast – Praso road and approximately 6.7 miles from the Cape Coast Castle.

Why Botel and not Hotel?

Hans Cottage Botel and Hans Cottage Hotel are two different facilities. The hotel is seen near the pool while the botel is the Nzulezu-like structures seen in the pond. A botel is a boat or ship serving as a hotel or hostel. In the case of Hans Cottage, the botel isn’t a boat nor ship. There might be a reason why the owners chose to name it botel.



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Author: Akesse Sanza | Jetsanza.com

Akesse Moise Sanza is a Travel & Tourism Consultant, Travel Blogger, Anti-Human Trafficking & Safe Migration Advocate and a Traveler. He's available to assist you plan your next vacation (at a fee).