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Think of a place far from the madding crowd, think of a place where heritage and nature are in harmony, think of a place with warm and friendly people .. think no more ... come and see for yourself.

A tropical Island of
unspoilt peace and beauty
Jamestown, St Helena.
Latitude 16º S
Longitude 5º45' W

 

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Index
Art
Soc of Roland S - in Swedish
National Anthem
Tristan da Cunha
Radio St Helena
Photos
Sports
Tourism

some old postcards

 

Views of St Helena

Many pictures from all over the island

  2000 images in high resolution-just click!

Welcome to the homepage of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean. More than 1.000.000 have visited this webpage since its unofficial start in May 1996. It is now established as one of the most popular for information on St Helena and Tristan da Cunha. This site is situated in Sweden and hence the extension .se. It is a non-profit-making website managed by volunteers who have an enduring interest in St Helena's social, political and environmental history and the island's current affairs.

The island has two museums. Longwood House, Napoleon's home during the last years of his life has exhibits which make it the best Napoleonic museum in the world.

The island's own excellent museum is managed by the Heritage Society. This museum is situated in Jamestown. It is the island's only town and retains many of the Georgian buildings built in the heyday of sailing ships. This museum overlooks the harbour where the East India Company’s ships anchored to rest their crews and take on fresh provisions. St Helena was a welcome port of call after many months at sea on the return voyage from India.

There are two National Parks. One helps protect some of the rare flora on the central ridges. Several of these species can only be found on St Helena. The second, at Sandy Bay on the southern coast, protects further rare native species and the spectacular geological structures which are a legacy of St Helena’s volcanic origins. Spectacular and beautiful landscapes are everywhere on St Helena, as the photographs on this website will testify. Both National Parks and several of the Protected Areas offer unique and idyllic landscapes for walking and photography.

Surveys and assessments of possible airport construction on the island have been made and are continuing. At present, the only way to visit the island is by the island's own ship. The Royal Mail Ship St Helena can be boarded at Cape Town, Walvis Bay or Ascension Island. Andrew Weir Shipping - www.aws.co.uk operates this ship for The St Helena Line.

Details on hotels and self-catering accommodation together with other visitor information can be found at www..discoveroursecret.co.sh.


Latest news

Annual meeting of Tristan da Cunha Ass on April 26th - book now!

St Helena Airport Project - update

Media on St Helena - SHBC and The Independent here

News on St Helena on this webpage and here

Radio St Helena last broadcast on Christmas Day 2012 - more here.

Listen to the first Radio St Helena shortwave broadcast in 1990!

More images of Tristan da Cunha

 

Webpage-history during the years

More pictures on Tristan da Cunha and Postcards


Updated April 1, 2014

 

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