In addition to the arrangements in St Helena we will book your flights to/from South Africa together with tailor-made ground arrangements including safaris, wine tours, excursions and activities and accommodation according to your needs from mid-range hotels to luxury hideaways, camps and lodges. Please call us to discuss extensions to the Victoria Falls or combinations with Namibia, Botswana, Madigascar or Lesotho.
Highlights: Jamestown – Longwood House – Plantation House – Diana’s Peak
Journey: 4 nights
Note: The order of excursions may be subject to change locally.
Arrival transfer from the airport to your hotel.
Afternoon tour of Jamestown providing a great introduction to St Helena and its people with a historical walk around the capital.
Plantation House & Jonathan the Tortoise
Jonathan the Tortoise lives at Plantation House, the Governor's Official Residence. He is one of four Seychelles Giant Tortoises brought to St Helena in 1882 and is thought to be the world's oldest living reptile and possibly the oldest land animal on the planet.
Longwood House was Napoleon's residence from December 1815 until his death in 1821. A lot of conservation work has been undertaken to preserve and restore the Emperor’s furniture and contents. The tour includes a stop a Briar's Pavilion, where the emperor spent his first couple of months on the island, and a visit to Napoleon's Tomb, where his remains were interred until 1840 when they were transferred to Paris.
Half day tour to Diana's Peak.
St Helena is a wonderful place for explore on foot and there are a number of trails and hikes for walkers to take you to places of scenic beauty and interest. There are 22 Post Box walks, so-called because there is a post box at the summit of each with a visitors book. Hikes are graded in terms of difficulty in ascending order from 1-10 but do be aware that many of the walks involve sheer drops with little regard for health and safety.
The hike to Diana's Peak, the highest point on the island, takes about 3 hours. Difficulty rating 5/10.
Free morning before transfer to the airport in time for your flight to Johannesburg.
Prices and Departures:
Please contact us to discuss your preferred dates, flights, accommodation and ground arrangements.
Trips to St Helena can be varied to suit your requirements so please give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications to the suggested itinerary.
St Helena has a limited range of hotels and guesthouses. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to discuss suggestions for your tailor-made holiday.
The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample itinerary are just a selection of what is available in each location. The itinerary can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made holiday.
Flights are currently operating once a week between South Africa and St Helena. A week in St Helena provides enough time to explore the island. Please talk to our travel specialists to discuss arrangements in South Africa, from a simple stopover in Johannesburg or in Cape Town to visits to the Stellenbosch vineyards or wildlife safari in Kruger National Park and extensions further afield to the Victoria Falls.
We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote for your tailor-made holiday together with links to relevant websites, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for in your tailor-made holiday.