St Helena is one of the remotest islands on the planet, a tiny speck of land measuring ten miles by six and covering just 47 square miles in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is 1200 miles west of Africa and 1800 miles east of Brazil. For hundreds of years it was a stopping point for ships and controlled by the East India Company. It is most famous as Napoleon’s place of exile following his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.
With the long-awaited opening of the airport, St Helena can now be reached with weekly flights from South Africa. There are also some fantastic cruises which call in at St Helena and some of the other remote islands in the South Atlantic.
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