Situated on a steep hill right behind the village of Butre in the Western Region of Ghana. As well as the astonishing view of the Atlantic coastline it was the promise of gold in the remote areas that encouraged the Dutch to build and establish a small trading fort. The great defense against attack is owed to the steepness of the hill that the fort was build upon.
Even though the fort never served as a trading post it still provided services which included ship reparations, as well as protection for the plantations of cotton, sugar and coffee which were planted on the rich soils behind the fort along River Burte.
The fort is currently restored as it became a ruin and tourists are offered a guided tour throughout the fort and local area.