In Ghana’s Eastern region of Nkwatia in the city of Kwahu sits Rock City Hotel: Africa’s Largest Resort.   

The hotel, located in the Nkwatia Mountains is Black-owned and the architects behind the design are Black women.

“We have 880 hotel rooms currently under construction, a conference room with a capacity of 2,200 people as well as 45 meeting rooms for smaller groups,” one of the residential architects told Ghanian-based travel influencer and vlogger Wode Maya in an interview.

Bryan Acheampong’s vision for what he reportedly calls Ghana’s Golden Castle began more than a decade ago. The foundation for the resort was laid in 2008 and once construction is complete by Acheampong’s 2025 goal, it will have a total of 2,700 rooms, a world-class aquarium and water park, a zoo, an 18 and nine-hole course, and more.


The good news is you don’t have to wait to experience such luxury as the hotel partially opened in November 2019 with limited services.

One thing you will love about Rock City is that you don’t have to break the bank to experience such luxury. One of two residential architects interviewed by Wode Maya revealed that it costs about 650 Ghanaian Cedis or $112 per night for a standard deluxe room.

The architect goes on to explain that more affordable rooms will make their way to the booking site once construction is complete.


Another thing you will love is the resort is that it’s reportedly built by locals, with a majority of the materials sourced from the region.

When it fully opens, Rock City will be the largest hotel on the continent and the fifth largest in the world.

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