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St Helena Historical Discovery

  • Napoleon's residence Briars Pavilion & Longwood House
  • Historical Town Walk with local legend Mr Basil George
  • Guided tour of Plantation House
  • High Knoll Fort, the Boer Cemetery, St Paul’s Cathedral, Prince’s Lodge & Deadwood Plain.
  • Coffee plantation tour

Overview

St Helena Island is a truly remarkable island, located in the South Atlanic, with a rich history dating back approximately 500 years. It is Britain's second oldest colony.

It was an important port for the East India Company and it was a prison for key British prisoners as well as approximately 6,000 Afrikaners captured during the Boer War. This was also where Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to after his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo. His home, Longwood House, is only one of the  historical places and fortifications to visit and to experience during your stay on the island.

Discover centuries-old military fortifications and the historical legacies of St Helena Island on this 7-day tour.

Images courtesy of Mantis St Helena Island and Des Jacobs.

Itinerary

DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG - ST HELENA ISLAND

09h00 - Depart OR Tambo International Airport
13h15 - Arrive St Helena Island Airport

Accommodation: Mantis St Helena Hotel 4*
Meals included: Traditional Dinner

DAY 2: ST HELENA ISLAND

09h30 - Full day guided tour of the Island of all the prominent attractions and scenery, including the Boer, East India Company and Slave Legacies -

Experience the lush scenery around the island - Heritage attractions on route are, High Knoll Fort, the Boer Cemetery, St Paul’s Cathedral, Prince’s Lodge & Deadwood Plain.

Accommodation: Mantis St Helena Hotel 4*
Meals included: Breakfast, packed lunch

DAY 3: ST HELENA ISLAND

Guided visit the Briars Pavilion, Napoleon's first residence; then on to Longwood House, where the emperor spent most of his time in exile and died in.
Historical Town Walk with local legend Mr Basil George through Jamestown -Enjoy this guided tour around lower Jamestown. Learn about the island, its people and its rich history. This gentle stroll takes in The Castle, St James Church - the oldest church in the Southern Hemisphere, the famous Jacob’s Ladder, the Court House and Castle Gardens. It is an opportunity to learn about the settlement of this volcanic island and the lives of the people who live on the British Atlantic outpost.

Accommodation : Mantis St Helena Hotel 4*
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4: ST HELENA ISLAND

Day at leisure to participate in any of the activities or excursions offered on the island.
Explore the Museum, Arts & Crafts Souvenir Shop and enjoy St Helena coffee at the seafront coffee shop

Accommodation: Mantis St Helena Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 5: ST HELENA ISLAND

Guided tour of PLANTATION HOUSE the home of Her Excellency the Governor. The tour comprises a viewing of the upstairs and downstairs rooms, followed by a visit to the grounds to view Jonathon and friends up close.

Followed by a visit of the Coffee plantation – Here you will follow the process of the 200 year old Arabica bean, one of the world`s most sought after coffee.

Accommodation: Mantis St Helena Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 6: ST HELENA ISLAND

Day at leisure to participate in any of the optional activities or excursions offered on the island.

Accommodation: Mantis St Helena Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 7: DEPARTURE

14h30 - Depart Saint Helena
21h15 - Arrive OR Tambo International Airport

Meals included: Breakfast

Dates

Valid for travel until 31 May 2019.

Avaialble on request.

Rates

LAND PACKAGE:

Per person sharing: From GBP 1 920.00
Single supplement: From GBP 420.00

Included

  • Return international flight Johannesburg to Saint Helena 
  • Return airport / hotel transfers
  • 6 x Nights hotel accommodation at the Mantis St Helena Hotel, on bed and breakfast basis
  • Full day guided historical tour, including the Boer, East India Company and Slavery Legacies
  • 1 Traditional dinner
  • Guided visit the Briars Pavilion, Napoleon's first residence, then on to Longwood House, where the emperor spent most of his time in exile and died in.
  • Historical Town Walk with local legend Mr Basil George through Jamestown
  • Guided tour of Plantation House
  • Tour of coffee plantation

Excluded

  • Airport Taxes of approx. R2,700.00 (Subject to fluctuation of exchange rate and will be calculated at the time of booking)
  • Additional flight to and from Johannesburg
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities All other meals not mentioned
  • All other services not mentioned
  • Visas (If Applicable)
  • All drinks not specified


NOTES:
This is a quotation only.
All services and flight fares are subject to availability of specific classes and rate of exchange changes.
St Helena only accept British Pounds as currency.
Valid for SA residents only.
Travel insurance is essential.
South African Passport Holders require a visa which can be issued upon arrival.