Tristan da Cunha, United Kingdom

Tristan da Cunha is the only inhabited island in an archipelago situated 2000 kms from St Helena and 2800 kms from the nearest mainland Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. It is considered to be "the remotest island in the world". Tristan rises out of the ocean, it's volcanic peak crowned with an almost permanent cap of white cloud.

A visit to Tristan da Cunha is very difficult as there are no flight services and only one passenger ship visits once a year. Permission to visit the island is also required from the
island administrator.

Things to See and Do

* Walk to the Patches
* Nightingale Island boat trip
* Rockhopper Penguins
* Climb to St Mary’s peak

General information

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Pound sterling (GBP), Saint Helenian pound (SHP)
Language – English
Land Area – 201 sq km’s
Population – approx 300
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 290

Port Location – The port is located in the capital, Edinburgh of the seven seas.

Transport Links – Currently there is no airport on Tristan da Cunha and so is only accessible by boat. It takes 5 – 6 days by boat from Cape Town. The supply ship RMS St Helena travels to Tristan da Cunha once a year.

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