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Welcome to St Helena

Discover a place unlike any other as you explore the landscape, history and marine life of St Helena. With weekly flights from Johannesburg, South Africa, fly direct to our new, commercial airport.

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History of St Helena

With over 500 years of historical significance, the island’s geological position was an important point controlled by the British Crown. Its forts and lookout points can still be explored, many with cannons and guns still in place. The island was also home to French Emperor, Napoleon.

Sea Life

St Helena's warm oceans offers a variety of marine activities such as diving, snorkelling and has a vast amount of marine species, with whale sharks visiting the island between December and March. It is possible to snorkel with whale sharks, under the guidance of accredited local marine tour operators.

Activities

st helena island Jacob's Ladder

Reconstructed in 1871, Jacob's Ladder's 699 steps climbs 600 feet from Jamestown up to Half Tree Hollow.

st helena Jonathan the Tortoise

Situated at the Plantation House, Jonathan the Tortoise is estimated at 188 years old - the island's oldest resident!

st helena visitors services Golf

St Helana's nine-hole course is played twice with two different tee placements for each hole. Visitors are made very welcome and clubs can be hired.

st helena island Hiking

St Helena's picturesque landscape with breath-taking views is a paradise for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.

st helena Tungi

Made from the prickly cactus pears, Tungi is a clear, smooth spirit produced on the island's distillery.

st helena island Jamestown

St Helena's capital offers bars, restaurants, shops and much more to do and see during your trip.

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