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Interesting Things To Do in Ijebu Ode

April 15, 2022

In the heart of Ogun State is a town called Ijebu Ode. Both civil servants and private workers live here. Whatever brings you to this town, you will crave some fun at some point. With that in mind, this article is a compilation of the interesting things to do in Ijebu Ode. The first one on the list is a hotel. 

Hollandas Hotel and Resort

Hollandas Hotel and Resort is a 60-room hotel with 3 lounges for guests to hangout and enjoy some drinks. The free WiFi available on-site also adds to the appeal of the place as visitors can browse the internet on their phones and tablets during their stay. 

Hollandas Hotel and Resort
                    Source: Travelocity

There is a swimming pool on the premises, as well as a poolside bar for lovers of barbecue chicken and fish. What better way could there be to spend a hot afternoon than taking a dip in a swimming pool? The barbecue and drinks make it even more enjoyable. 

If you love football, the next spot may be for you. It is the home of the Ogun State based Ebedei Football Club. 

Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium

Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium is a multi-use stadium with a seating capacity of 2,000. A lot of football matches have taken place here. Some renovation was done around the time of the 2009 FIFA Under 17 World Cup. 

Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium
                           Source: Wikipedia


Fitness enthusiasts will enjoy working out in this stadium. If you do stop by at the stadium, feel free to ask about the story behind the name. You will learn a thing or two about the late politician it was named after. The last but not the least on our list is a natural swimming pool. 

Yemoji Natural Pool

This 3.5 kilometre long river is as strange as a river can be. There is a belief the locals have around eating a particular type of yam and getting close to the river. According to the indigenes of the community, anyone who recently ate Esuru, yellow yam, must not swim in the Yemoji Natural Pool or even come close to it. If they do, an ancient snake that lives in the river will emerge and may bite them. In fact, it is believed that the mere appearance signals a bad omen for the community. Keep this in mind if you do visit this place. 

Yemoji Natural Pool
                                                        Source: Naijagists

Southwestern Nigeria has a number of interesting places to visit. Ijebu Ode is just one of them. All you need to do to start your adventure is Transita. Feel free to book a ride from the comfort of your home and get an affordable ticket plus 10% discount on your first trip. What are you waiting for? Download the app right now. 



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