St Helena LuxVenture® Expedition

Our St Helena LuxVenture® transports you to one of the few undiscovered destinations left in the world - a place of clear Atlantic waters, sheer cliffs, an arid red desert, hillsides and forests. 

Duration 9 Days
When Apr - Dec
Price from $4,345
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About this trip

What makes this trip life-changing?

Hiking
Marine safari
4x4 Trails

The ground you’ll cover

Time travel might not be a reality as of yet, but we have found the closest thing to it off the coast of Africa. A mere 1,645 miles west of Namibia lies a remote volcanic island which, up until a year ago, was only been accessible by boat. The result? A community of approximately 4500 people, coin-operated telephone boxes, a capital without a cash machine and a particular local shop with wooden floors dating back to the 70s. But this is not the only reason why we are sending you in search of a tiny British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean. Our St Helena island tour transports you to one of the few undiscovered destinations left in the world - a place of clear Atlantic waters, sheer cliffs, an arid red desert dotted with cacti, rolling green fields, hillsides and a pinnacle of the prehistoric cloud forest. Expect to unpack a lot more adventure than one might think to find on 470 square miles - from wreck dives and swimming with whale sharks, fishing and whale watching, to tours of coffee plantations dating back to 1773, epic hiking trails and 4x4 trails. Whether you are an active explorer, avid historian or marine enthusiast, this forgotten island offers something for everyone.     

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A day-by-day break down of this trip.

Day one

Arrive Johannesburg

Transfer to AtholPlace Hotel

Your St Helena island tour starts on your journey to Johannesburg, South Africa. Touch down at O.R Tambo International Airport where you will be welcomed by a Ker & Downey Africa representative who will transfer you to your hotel for the night, a short 40 minutes from the airport. Your home for the night will be AtholPlace Hotel, situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Johannesburg and only a short distance from the commercial centre of Sandton. With its status as one of the 15 Best Hotels in Africa (as voted in the 31st Annual Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards), AtholPlace is an intimate and stylish retreat for your first night in South Africa featuring nine spacious suites as well as an exclusive use villa. You will check into your suite on arrival and enjoy time at leisure for the rest of the afternoon.

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Day 1 St Helena Island Tour Ker Downey Africa

You can take a stroll around the gardens, grab a book in the library or enjoy the heated swimming pool. Dinner will be served at AtholPlace Restaurant where you can choose from an a la carte dinner menu. The restaurant is well known for their personalised service and is a proud member of Relais & Chateaux. Enjoy the culinary journey and celebrate your first night of the 9-day adventure with your choice of wine from their private cellar.

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Accommodation

Athol Place1

Exterior view of AtholPlace, South Africa | Meal basis: Bed + Breakfast

Athol Place2

Superior Suite in the Main House with private balcony overlooking the gardens. 

Athol Place3

Ensuite bathroom with bath tub and shower. 

Athol Place4

Casual lounge at AtholPlace. 

Atholplaceterrace

Breakfast terrace overlooking the gardens. 

Day two