St Helena is a volcanic tropical island that lies in the South Atlantic Ocean and is 4 000 kilometres east of Rio de Janeiro and 1 900 kilometres west of the border between Namibia and Angola. While the island is known as the place where renowned political leader Napoleon Bonaparte breathed his last breath, there is more to this remote and secluded island than meets the eye.
An international airport was built on the island, and 2017 marked the beginning of a new chapter for St Helena and its tourism industry when the first commercial flight landed on the island on 14 October 2017. There are weekly SA Airlink flights between St Helena and Johannesburg. Travelling to this fascinating island has never been easier.
About St Helena
St Helena is a hidden gem of the South Atlantic Ocean. The island is a haven for adventurers, as travellers can go hiking, scuba diving or fishing. The island is home to an abundance of wildlife, including 455 species of invertebrates. There are plenty of places to enjoy good food and refreshing drinks. Travellers can enjoy a cup of coffee and a slice of cake at Saint Helena Coffee Shop, or a drink with a view of the ocean at Donny’s Place in Jamestown. As one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world, St Helena is the perfect destination for travellers seeking a secluded getaway.
The island is home to a plethora of natural and man-made landmarks. Travellers can learn more about the island and its history at the Museum of Saint Helena, or visit Saint James Church – the oldest Anglican Church in the southern hemisphere. St Helena’s Castle is a sight to behold, and travellers can tour the Castle as well as the Castle Gardens. As one of the island’s 7 Wonders, the Heart Shaped Waterfall is a must-see, and daring travellers can climb Jacob’s Ladder’s 699 steps.
There is a variety of accommodation available on the island. Travellers can stay at one of the island’s three hotels, or they can stay at a guest house or a B&B. Self-catering accommodation is also available. Demand for accommodation is high, so be sure to contact East Cape Tours today for a tranquil getaway on this enchanting island!