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Why St Helena must be on your 2019 travel bucket list

January 03, 2019 / Mili

Famous as the place of Napoleon Bonaparte’s exile and death, St Helena, part of the British Overseas Territory, is a remote volcanic outpost in the South Atlantic Ocean. With its unique diversity of heritage-based attractions — both natural and manmade; St Helena offers itself as a growing destination. From visiting the Georgian town to the rugged coastline, from the rolling hills to the stark yet striking geology at Sandy Bay, it has a lot to offer even though it is one of the most remote islands of the world. A five-night voyage from Cape Town, according to Reuters; St Helena serviced its flight only in 2017.
The airport, that now serves 4,500 island inhabitants with flights from South Africa, was completed in 2016 at a cost of USD 374 million. It took a good five years to complete as test flights ran into serious weather-related problems, pushing the opening back and earning St Helena the sobriquet “world’s most useless airport.”