Sapele is a town and port in Delta State in the Southern part of Nigeria. It is situated near the Benin River just below the meeting point of Ethiope and Jamieson rivers. It is about 158 km (98 miles) from the entrance to the Bight of Benin and Escravos Bar. Sapele also lies on the road that links to Ughelli, Warri and Asaba. Also, it is connected to Benin City by ferry. The city has been a centre for sawmilling abura, obeche, mahogany and sapele since 1925. It’s veneer manufacturing and plywood plants is one of the largest in western Africa.
Some of the interesting places to visit in Sapele include Sapele Ferry, River Ethiope and Aroma Foodland.
Another place to visit is the Sapele Main Market.
Dining and attractions
Enjoy the different delicacies the city has to offer in the numerous eateries all over Sapele such as Mega Planet, African Kitchen and Happy Kitchen. You can visit Sapele Athletic Golf Club and Sapele stadium to catch a game. The top restaurants in Sapele are clustered around Oghareki and Amupe areas of Sapele. These restaurants in Sapele are notable for serving mouth watering delicacies to their guests.
Best Time to Visit Sapele
Sapele witnesses a tropical climate characterized by two distinct seasons, namely dry season which lasts from November to March and rainy season which starts in April and ends in October. The northeast trade wind and the south westerly wind blows in the dry and rainy seasons respectively.
How to Get to Sapele
The closest airport to Sapele is Warri Airport. The distance from Sapele to Warri Airport is about 47 km. Another airport near Sapele is Benin Airport. The distance from Sapele to Benin Airport is 51 km.