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Looking for a packaged deal to St Helena? We have a long list of Tour Operators around the world to help you experience the secret of the South Atlantic.   African Ample Assistance Cape Town, SA African Ample Assistance (AAA Travel) is an independent, inbound and African outbound tour operator based in Cape Town, South <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/plan-your-trip-with-a-tour-operator/">Read More</a>

Receiving the most votes during the 2018 7 Wonders campaign, it’s clear to see that Jacob’s Ladder is beloved by islanders. Today the ladder is an iconic landmark. It is used by islanders and visitors alike and is a ‘must do’ when visiting St Helena, whether for 1 step or 699. The history of Jacob’s <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/7-wonders-of-st-helena-jacobs-ladder/">Read More</a>

St Helena Tourism attends

  • | Jun 28 2018

St Helena Tourism crossed the seas to attend Experience Latin America by LATA (Latin America Travel Association) and Experience Africa by ATTA (African Travel and Tourism Association) travel shows in London.   Experience Latin America For the past 12 years, ELA by LATA has been the only B2B travel event that brings together key buyers from <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/st-helena-tourism-attends-ela-and-ea-travel-shows/">Read More</a>

Whale Sharks St Helena

St Helena National Trust

  • | Jun 21 2018

The St Helena National Trust, through the Blue Marine Foundation, have secured £150k from NEX Giving Day to fund the island’s whale shark research. The Trust’s Marine Project Manager, Beth Taylor, submitted a proposal earlier this year focused on the question, why do large male and female whale sharks visit St Helena each year? A <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/whale-shark-research-funding/">Read More</a>

20 weeks to go for the Fe

  Sounds like a long time? Well, if you are training for possibly the most difficult marathon in the world, time is ticking! Athletes across the globe are invited to tackle the island’s trails and unbroken records across a series of events from 4 – 10 November 2018. The Festival includes: Marathon, Half-Marathon and Fun <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/festival-of-running-2018/">Read More</a>

  Jonathan is St Helena’s oldest resident, by far. It is estimated that Jonathan is between 170 and 200 years old, making him not just St Helena’s oldest Saint, but quite possibly the world’s oldest reptile. This year he has been selected by St Helena as one of the island’s 7 Wonders. There are four <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/7-wonders-of-st-helena-jonathan/">Read More</a>

Dianas Peak, St Helena

The new 7 Wonders of St H

St Helena has spoken and after a nomination period (266 forms returned) and voting period (344 forms returned), the new 7 Wonders of St Helena have been announced:   Jacob’s Ladder, 294 votes Built in 1829 as an inclined plane to connect Jamestown to the garrison on Ladder Hill and used to haul up manure <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/the-new-7-wonders-of-st-helena/">Read More</a>

St Helena celebrates 516

This week St Helena Island marked 516 years since being discovered, kicking off with the first float parade of the year on Monday 21 May, St Helena’s Day. Organised each year by New Horizons Youth Centre, the celebrations bring the island together for an entire day of activities and cultural fun. The day began with <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/st-helena-celebrates-516-years/">Read More</a>

Five favourite posts to m

  • | May 22 2018

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the St Helena blog! We’ve covered a lot of topics in that time, from progress on building St Helena Airport though to the last sailing of the RMS St Helena, from top pastimes to popular tipples, festivals to new openings. To mark the occasion we’ve selected our five favourite <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/five-favourite-posts-to-mark-five-years-of-the-blog/">Read More</a>

St Helena Tourism at We Are Africa 2018, Shelley on stand

St Helena at We Are Afric

  • | May 17 2018

The month of May always takes St Helena Tourism to the Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, to the successful We Are Africa trade show (14-17 May), attended this year by Tourism Manager Melissa Fowler and Tourism Officer Shelley Magellan-Wade. We Are Africa allows key international buyers and press the opportunity to encounter <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/st-helena-at-we-are-africa-travel-show/">Read More</a>

Napoleon’s death: M

  • | May 11 2018

With the bicentenary of Napoleons’ death only three years away, St Helena held its annual Moment de Memoire service on 5 May 2018 at Napoleon’s Tomb in Sane Valley, recognising the 197th anniversary of his passing at Longwood House on 5 May 1821. The ceremony included the La Marseillaise, the French National Anthem, and following <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/napoleon-moment-de-memoire/">Read More</a>

Lots Wifes Walk 2016

St Helena hosts another e

This year’s Festival of Walking has drawn to a close with 100 people taking part, hiking from St Helena’s highest peak to its hidden ponds over the duration of the month-long event. With a programme of 20 walks, the annual Festival of Walking showcases the beauty of St Helena, giving locals and visitors the opportunity <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/st-helena-hosts-another-exciting-festival-of-walking/">Read More</a>

Mark Stratton walking on St Helena

Travel journalist Mark St

  • | Apr 26 2018

Mark Stratton is a freelance travel journalist who writes for titles including Wanderlust, the Daily Telegraph and National Geographic Traveller. He recently visited St Helena on assignment for Conde Nast Traveler USA. When did you first visit St Helena? What were your first impressions? It was back in 2012 I took the RMS St Helena <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/9077-2/">Read More</a>

Jonathan the tortoise St Helena

Shortlist for the 7 Wonde

  • | Apr 19 2018

Nominations are now in and tallied for the 7 Wonders of St Helena campaign 2018. In total 141 attractions across St Helena were put forward. Here are the top 15 to make the shortlist. Jonathan the Tortoise St Helena’s legendary Jonathan – said to be one of the world’s oldest living animals – was narrowly <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/shortlist-7-wonders-campaign-released/">Read More</a>

Learning about stargazing with Bob Bower

Astronomer jets in to lau

  • | Apr 12 2018

St Helena has welcomed Bob Bower, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and Member of the British Astronomical Association, who is on island to help launch a new stargazing event. Bob has been an amateur astronomer since 1986 and built his first telescope in the early 1960s. He co-presented a weekly astronomy programme on a <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/bob-bower-jets-in-to-launch-st-helena-stargazing-event/">Read More</a>

Cruise season is underway

  • | Apr 05 2018

The 2018 St Helena cruise season is well-underway, with three ships welcomed over the past week. As St Helenians headed to the hills for camping over the Easter holidays, the first visiting vessel, the Ocean Adventurer, pulled into James Bay on Saturday 31 March, overnighting until 1 April. The ship ticked off the three sister <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/cruise-season-is-underway/">Read More</a>

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