Discover St Helena Fly-In

from £946
excluding flights *
7 nights Year round

Overview

This independent exploration of one of the world's most remote inhabited islands offers the chance to enjoy St Helena's wildlife, wilderness and historic sights. From the abundant marine life off-shore to the lush peaks of the interior, you will have plenty of time to explore the many highlights of this fascinating destination.

Highlights

  • Uncover St Helena's fascinating history, endemic wildlife and spectacular scenery
  • Join a guided 4WD tour to explore the wild side of St Helena
  • Take a cruise in search of marine wildlife including whale sharks, humpback whales, manta rays and dolphins
  • Enjoy a hosted farmstay experience in a former plantation owner's home, or stay in the the heart of Jamestown

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities
  • All breakfasts, 1 packed lunch
  • Car rental
  • Excursions as per itinerary
  • Airport transfers

Full description

An independent stay on St Helena offers the chance to explore the island in-depth, as well as gain an insight into what life is like in such a remote destination. A wildlife cruise and a guided 4WD tour of the island's harder to reach areas are included, whilst there is also plenty of time for independent exploration and the chance to get to know the locals. With your own car you can see as much of the island as you wish, visiting historic sites and scenic landmarks. This unforgettable adventure is ideal for anyone looking to get well off the beaten track.

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

Departure Duration Accomodation Twin Price (pp)
Year round 7 nights Town House £946
Year round 7 nights Blue Lantern Bed & Breakfast £988
Year round 7 nights Mantis St Helena £1,164
Year round 7 nights Consulate Hotel £1,198
Year round 7 nights Farm Lodge Country House £1,396

From December to March a second weekly flight operates between Johannesburg and St Helena, in addition to the year round Saturday flight. Departing on Wednesdays, this makes it possible to shorten or extend your stay on the island - please contact our team of specialists for a tailored holiday quote for a 3, 4 or 10 night stay. Our team will be happy to advise on accommodation and excursions options in Johannesburg, as well as extensions throughout South Africa.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities
  • All breakfasts, 1 packed lunch
  • Car rental for 6 days
  • Excursions as per itinerary
  • Full-day St Helena Adventure 4WD excursion
  • Half-day wildlife cruise
  • Airport transfers

What's Not Included

  • Flights and airport taxes
  • Any pre- or post-accommodation in South Africa
  • Additional meals and excursions
  • St Helena Entry Fee – currently GB£20 per person, payable in cash on arrival on the island
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: fly from South Africa to St Helena

Depart Johannesburg for St Helena. On arrival in St Helena you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for the next seven nights.

Day 2: St Helena Adventure Tour

The ideal introduction to the island, today you will join a guided 4WD excursion to explore the wild side of St Helena. Enjoy an up close and personal immersion into the island's incredible landscapes, from sheer volcanic rock formations to lush green countryside.
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 3: explore St Helena

Today you will collect your rental vehicle so you can start your own exploration of the island.
Breakfast included

Day 4: wildlife cruise and Jamestown

This morning make your way to Jamestown Harbour to take a cruise in search of marine wildlife. Look out for whale sharks and devil rays (January-March), humpback whales (August-November) and a variety of species of dolphins (can be seen year round). Pelagic birds circle overhead whilst from the comfort of the MV Enchanted Isle you can appreciate the remoteness and rugged beauty of the island of St Helena.

The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the town - climb the 699 steps of Jacob's Ladder, visit the fascinating Museum of St Helena or take a gentle hike to the beautiful Heart-shaped Waterfall at the top of James Valley.
Breakfast included

Day 5: explore St Helena

The next few days are at your leisure for independent exploration of St Helena. Your hosts will be able to provide recommendations depending on your own personal interests. Highlights may include visiting Napoleon's Longwood House (entry fee not included, pre-booking essential), his tomb, and Briars Pavilion.
Breakfast included

Day 6: explore St Helena

Today you may wish to visit some of St Helena's other historic sites of interest including the Boer Cemetery, High Knoll Fort and Plantation House, home to Jonathan, the world's oldest tortoise!
Breakfast included

Day 7: explore St Helena

Once you've finished delving into St Helena's history, spend some time immersing yourself in the island's spectacular landscapes. Perhaps stretch your legs on one of the 'Post Box Walks', so-called because each of the 21 trails has a postbox at the end, containing an ink-stamp and a visitors' book. Search for the rare and elusive wirebird on Deadwood Plain or tackle the heights of Diana's Peak National Park for breathtaking views across the island.
Breakfast included

Day 8: return to South Africa

Your adventure in St Helena ends today with a transfer back to the airport in time for your flight to Johannesburg.
Breakfast included

Please note

On the second Saturday of each month SA Airlink operate a scheduled flight from St Helena to Ascension Island. The flight returns from Ascension Island to St Helena the next day, Sunday, and then leaves St Helena for Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon. Therefore if you fly to St Helena on the first Saturday of the month, you will require an 8-night stay on the island (from Saturday to Sunday), rather than the standard 7 nights outlined above (Saturday to Saturday).

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Excursions

Other Information

An independent stay on St Helena offers the chance to explore the island in-depth, as well as gain an insight into what life is like in such a remote destination. A wildlife cruise and a guided 4WD tour of the island's harder to reach areas are included, whilst there is also plenty of time for independent exploration and the chance to get to know the locals. With your own car you can see as much of the island as you wish, visiting historic sites and scenic landmarks. This unforgettable adventure is ideal for anyone looking to get well off the beaten track.

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