Discover St Helena Itinerary

There will be silence from the Mallory on Travel social media channels for the next five days, as I board the RMS St Helena, travelling to the island of the same name with the St Helena Tourism Board.

I’m sure some with be grateful for the break, but I do hope you enjoy following my adventures once I arrive at this little known destination. It’s probably one many of you are not aware of this small island in the middle of the Atlantic, and I certainly look forward to exploring it.

British run island of St Helena in the Atlantic Ocean Home of Adventure, travel, photography - Mallory On Travel

St Helena from the air, Photograph courtesy of St Helena Tourism

The itinerary looks exciting, and the trip can be followed using the #discoversthelena hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.

Tuesday 11th March, Arrive ST HELENA from Cape Town.

I will be greeted by Matt Joshua, Merrill Joshua, and Cathy Alberts from St Helena Tourism at the wharf when you have cleared immigration.

10.00 Coffee at the St Helena Coffee Shop and run through your itinerary. 

10.30 Meet tourism staff, and check emails.

14.30 Magma Way Historical Town Walk with Basil George (meet at the Cenotaph, Seafront) with Tea and biscuits at Consulate Hotel
7.00 pm Dinner at the Orange Tree Oriental Restaurant.

Wednesday 12th March

9:30 am Aaron will collect you from the Wellington for Aaron’s 4×4 Adventure Tour, this is an all-day tour offering the opportunity to visit less explored parts of the island. Aaron will drop me back at the Wellington Hotel after the tour.

Manta ray off the British run island of St Helena in the Atlantic Ocean on Mallory on Travel adventure, adventure travel, photography

Wow factor under the waves

7.00 pm  Join some of the  people who work in the private sector for dinner at the Wellington House Hotel, a packed lunch picnic will be the order of the day for cuisine.

Thursday 13th March

Free day to explore at my leisure, who knows what trouble I will get my self into left on my own.

Friday 14th March

Tour Guide Larry Johnson will be your driver for the day.

10.00 am Meet with Michel Martineau the French Consulate for a Napoleonic Tour

11.00 am Tour of Longwood House.

12 noon Visit Napoleon’s Tomb, at Sanes Valley.

8.00 am – 12 noon Sport Fishing, with Sub Tropic Adventures, meeting at the landing steps at the Wharf , a short walk from the hotel)  

1.00 pm Visit the world’s most remote distillery for a tasting session of the famous Tungi (Prickly Pear)

2.00 pm Visit the Boer Cemetery, St Pauls Cathedral, High Knoll Fort and Princes Lodge.

Prince’s Lodge is a fine house which is home to the Castell Collection  – the world’s largest collection of paintings , prints, engravings and maps of St Helena

2.00 pm Meet with Martin Joshua, Manager of SHAPE, which aims to provide training and work related experience for  disabled people of working age, with the intention of  them leading independent and fulfilling lives
6.00 pm Dinner at 2 on Main a hospitality training Restaurant staffed by young St Helenian students.

This will be hosted by Merrill Joshua and his wife, Training and up skilling Manager, Enterprise St Helena (ESH)); local journalist Richard Wallis and his wife Helen (a teacher on the island). Matt Joshua and Michel Martineau

4.00 pm  Sundowners at Donny’s Club

Donny’s club is where all locals meet to chat and have fun on a Friday afternoon after work.

This would be a good time for you to experience the Island’s culture and diversity first hand.  (Drinks on own account)

6.00 pm Enjoy a barbeque at the Consulate Hotel.
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Restaurant Suggestions in Jamestown:
Anne’s Place, BBQ style food.
La Concorde Café & Courtyard, Consulate Hotel
Orange Tree Oriental Restaurant, offers an extensive range of oriental food.
St Helena Coffee Shop, Leisure Park, – great for lunch.

Jamestown, St Helena from the air, Photograph courtesy of St Helena Tourism on Mallory on Travel adventure, adventure travel, photography

Jamestown from the air, Photograph courtesy of St Helena Tourism

Saturday 15th March

8:30 am Aaron will collect you at from your accommodation.

9.00 am -11.30am Guided walk to Lots Wife Ponds, Accompanied by Aaron Legg, from Aaron’s Adventure Tours.

1.00 pm Fish Fry at Colin’s Bar, joined by ESH Staff.

Enjoy a light snack at Wellington House Hotel or  a restaurant of choice:

Orange Tree Oriental
Consulate Hotel
Ann’s Place

Apparently good, preferably waterproof footwear, and a waterproof jacket will be needed, and it is fairly steep in places and that people who suffer from vertigo sometimes get a bit shaky up there.

Sunday 16th March 

Hensil Peters will be your driver for the day

10.00 am Airport Site Tour at Basil Reed Office Longwood.

12 noon – 2.00 pm Home Hosting with Mrs Pasty Flagg.

Enjoy a traditional St Helenian Lunch at its best whilst conversing with saints Basil and Barbara George on the island’s culture.

5.00pm Early Evening Meal at Wellington House.

7.00 – 8.30 pm Moonlight Stroll, starting from white Gate to Cassons.


Monday 17th March 

08.00 Sunrise radio show with SAMS, live interview

10.00 A day with St Helena National Trust visiting conservation sites around the island, including Millennium Forest and Wirebird sites.

Packed lunch will be provided

2:00 pm Meet St Helena Museum Curator, visiting the archives if of  interest.

An evening at my own leisure.


18th March

10:00 Plantation Tour, meeting Jonathan the Tortoise, with Joe the Vet, this could be the most exciting interview on the whole trip!

2.00 pm Ruperts Bay and the slave connection – Basil George

6:00pm – Wash up with tourism team – Cathy/Matt  – venue tbc.  

Wednesday 19th  March 2014  Sunrise SMAS

Dependent on the RMS’s departure time, the hotel will transfer your cabin baggage to the Wharf.  The morning is then free until embarkation time.  Melissa Fowler will co-ordinate with you regarding this, as exact timings will be confirmed closer to the date.

Depart St Helena, for Cape Town.


Comments 2

  1. Lavaud

    Please thank you to write my copyright on st Helena aerial pictures you use . ©marc Lavaud
    Matt don’t have autorisation to give this pictures without my agreement.
    Best regard
    marc Lavaud

    1. Post

      Thank you for contacting me Marc, obviously as a photographer I take copyright seriously. As the itinerary is produced prior to visiting I have to rely on photographs from tourism boards etc. However, on the two aerial photographs used your copyright is included, just hover the mouse over the images. If you need me to place it specifically in the caption please let me know, and I will happily do this.

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