Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit the High Knoll Fort
  • Stay in Jamestown
  • Reach Flagg Staff for sweeping panoramas
  • Travel by boat around St Helena's coast
  • lookout for the Wire Bird
  • Visit Jonathan the wold's oldest tortoise
  • Take a walk up Diana's Peak National Park

What's Included

  • Flights
  • Accommodation Throughout
  • Travel Guide
  • Transfers
11 nights from £4,995 - £5,995 per person

Derek Schuurman

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

St Helena has been very well known as one of the most remote Islands in the world. This is due to its inaccesibility as its was only thanks to the RMS St Helena that made an appearance every couple of weeks that potential visitors could visit the island. In October 2017, the first commercial flights started and there is now a weekly flight to and from the island. 570588

Discover the island of St Helena with us on this week long tour that includes a knowledgable guide. Visit some extraordinary sights and views. The Island is teaming in history from the boer prisoners of war as to the exiled Napoleon Bonaparte. Wildlife is also fascinating as the island has some 455 invertebrate species with the opertunity to spot some rare birds such as the moorhen and the Fairy White Terns. You will also see colonies of Noddies, Boobies, petrels and Terns. 


Leave London Heathrow this evening on your overnight flight to Johannesburg.
On arrival into Johannesburg, you will be transferred to your hotel, the D'oreal Grande where you can rest and recover from your flight the following morning.
On arrival this afternoon you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel the Mantis St Helena, where you will spend the next 7 nights. This afternoon will be at leisure spent at High Knoll Fort for a short Historical tour and amazing views of the Island.
Staying at   Mantis St Helena
After breakfast this morning you will be taking on a boat cruise off the island, here there are large schools of Bottle-Nose and Rough-Toothed dolphins as well as turtles, Devil Rays and Whale Sharks (when in season Jan - Mar) From here you have a scenic view of the Island's coastline and you'll be able to see some of the old fortifications and outposts that are still standing.
Staying at   Mantis St Helena
This morning meet Aaron at 09:30 for an orientation of the island by 4x4. Visit Deadwood Plain - the camp site of the Boer prisoners of war during the Anglo Boer War before a short walk to Flagg Staff which gives you panoramic views over the island. Visit Fisher's Valley, where Napoloen Rode is horse during exile and Levelwood, home of the Bell Stone. Wind down to the south west point of the island for amazing views over the Atlantic.
Staying at   Mantis St Helena
Today you will be taken through Jamestown for a private tour of the Plantation house, this is home to the Govenor but also Jonathan, the worlds oldest living animal, a giant tortoise at 190 years! You will also see St Paul's Cathedral and Knoll Fort on your way back to the hotel.
Staying at   Mantis St Helena
After breakfast this morning, you will have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the island at your own leisure. This evening, a dinner has been arranged at one of the local families to experience some local cuisine and learn about life and the culture of the Island.
You will be taken on a walk of Jamestown, you will then visit the castle and St James Church and the famous Jacob's Ladder that ascends 699 steps above the town and the court house. In the afternoon, a hike to Diana's Peak, where better to experience the endemic plants and animals found on St Helena than in the island’s only national park. Finish the afternoon with a tour of Wranghams house, a beautifully restored country house dating back to the East India Company's days on the island with tea on the lawns.
Staying at   Mantis St Helena
Today you will visit Longwood House, owned by the French Government, which is one of the best Napoleonic museums in the world. Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to St Helena in 1815 and died on the island 6 years later. Stop off at the St Helena Distillery for a tour and tasting before returning to the hotel.
Staying at   Mantis St Helena
After breakfast this morning, you will have some time for a last look around Jamestown before heading back to Johannesburg for your final night before your departure.
today you will go back to the airport for your flight to London Heathrow.

Derek Schuurman

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Pricing Information & Dates

11 nights from £4,995 - £5,995 per person
Itinerary Dates

1st Jul 2023 -
31st Mar 2024

Derek Schuurman

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Price Includes

  • Return International Flights as per the itinerary
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • Transfers as specified
  • Activities and excursions as specified
  • All entrace fees on sightseeing tours as specified
International flights, accommodation, meals as specified, transfers, services of a guide.

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions
Visa's, gratuities, medical insurance, items of a personal nature, drinks

Pricing Notes

Supplements may apply for peak seasons. Costs for 2022 are estimated

Why Choose Us?

Passionate travel experts

  • We've been leading wildlife travel since our first South Africa tours over 25 years ago
  • Our Travel Specialists have lived in their specialist area for years
  • We work with local guides to immerse you deeper in our diverse range of experiences

Personal & tailor-made

  • You'll speak to your own expert who'll share their first-hand knowledge
  • We'll make your itinerary seamless with 24/7 emergency contact available
  • Your Travel Specialist will listen to ensure you have the best chance of seeing the wildlife you love

Responsible by nature

  • We take care to actively contribute to the conservation of environments we visit
  • For select countries, we make a charitable donation on your behalf when you make your booking
  • We've partnered with conservation experts and NGOs to curate responsible tours
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