DIANA’S PEAK POST BOX WALK | Darrin Henry Diana’s Peak, the endemic rich pinnacle of St Helena at 823m is THE post box walk to go on the top of anyone’s island activity sheet. Stunning 360 degree panoramic views, an easy to moderate level
A VISIT TO CAPE TOWN’S MOST FAMOUS ATTRACTION | Darrin Henry The little furry animal on Table Mountain, the Rock Hyrax or ‘dassie,’ is just another of the delightful surprises for visitors to one of the world’s new seven wonders of nature, this iconic landmark towering over Cape Town.
THROUGH THE VALLEY OF FIRE AND DONKEY POOP | Darrin Henry Thompson’s Valley Post Box has somehow eluded us until now, even though we are out walking on St Helena all the time, although, making our first venture down the steep, muddy trail in the rain today
A GREAT FAMILY HOLIDAY DESTINATION | Sharon Henry On the face of it St Helena might seem more suited as a grown-up's playground with strong appeal to history and Napoleon buffs, divers and hikers. But wait; there are also plenty of fun activities for kids too
WALKING THE CLIFFTOP TRAIL | Darrin Henry Sugar Loaf post box on St Helena sits atop a distinctive pyramid-like shape you can’t fail to notice. It’s a reliable reference point, like a chess piece quietly hiding in plain sight on the north-east corner of the island
BATTLE FOR THE NATIONAL PARK | Darrin Henry Machete wielding men have been stalking the cloud forest slopes of St Helena’s central peaks for the last 20 years, hacking and digging out the New Zealand flax that has choked the landscape for decades. Replacing the sea of fluttering flax fingers
HEADING SOUTH | Darrin Henry Blue Point Post Box walk is a little gem of a hike, hidden away in the far, southern corner of St Helena. We only discovered this excursion ourselves just a couple of years ago, but it’s become one of our favourites
HIKING THE LONGWOOD BARN | Darrin Henry After years of trepidation and two failed attempts we finally conquered the big, bad Barn on the third try, completing one of St Helena’s most intimidating hiking trails. It certainly lived up to the hype, but in a different
THE FLIGHT FROM THE TOP OF THE BARN | Sharon Henry The last time we clambered onto 'The Barn' the airport runway was only partially laid, this time we've scrambled up to watch an actual aeroplane land on that completed piece of gleaming concrete.
THE EASY-PEASY HIKE ON ST HELENA | Darrin Henry As outdoor adventure on St Helena goes, the Flagstaff post box walk is hardly expedition grade stuff; mountain boots or sustenance backpacks not necessary for what is essentially a scenic trail that begins on Deadwood Plain