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Peters spent the day regaling us with stories from the island’s past, showing us everything from Napoleon’s home and tomb (he was exiled here) to the fields of flax which once formed the island’s main industry, before it became reliant on UK assistance.
With a population of 4,500 locals – who call themselves Saints – made up of the descendants of “sailors, settlers and slaves” from Europe, Asia and Africa, St Helena evolved its culture, cuisine and dialect in near-isolation.Despite the crowd, there was going to be no plane today – or, in fact, any commercial plane for months.Instead, the airport was filled with giddy locals learning how it feels to fly.Getting there Flights to St Helena will be operated from Johannesburg, via Windhoek in Namibia, with Airlink on new Embraer E190s.
They'll run every Saturday with a flight time of six hours. Staying there The Mantis St Helena will open November 2017 with 30 rooms spread over the 1744 East India Company Officers Barracks and a new building. More information The RMS St Helena will retire once the airport is fully open, but reservations are still being accepted until the end of the year. A Marine Protected Area established last year will help protect the huge creatures, as well as the island’s historic wrecks and its spectacular diving and fishing.