ladder hill
LADDER HILL
shot in 2004
Ladder Hill was the Tower Hill of St Helena
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JAMESTOWN
The Islands capital
A great view shot from my DJI Drone flying over Jamestown Harbour
Rupert Beach
RUPERT'S BEACH
Easily accessible and safe
Rupert's Beach a popular black sandy beach for days out.
Boer Cemetery
BOER CEMETERY
Individual graves aligned
Hillside burial ground cemetery at Knollcombes

Mantis Collection

Now RMS is part of Mantis ’boutique cruise’ fleet

The RMS St Helena is to feature as one of the “boutique cruises” promoted by the Mantis Collection, according to the UK-based Travel Mole website. The site says Mantis has recently signed a deal with St Helena Government to turn Ladder Hill Fort into a five-star hotel. The island’s Sentinel newspaper has since reported that …

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Stop grumbling and embrace the future, say Merrill and Kirsty

Gloomy attitudes to tourist growth on St Helena have been criticised by development staff Kirsty Yon and Merrill Joshua, after a visit to South Africa. The Enterprise St Helena pair express their frustration in a report on a trip as guests of the Mantis Collection, the group planning to turn Ladder Hill Fort into a …

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Hotel plan means ‘better homes’ for Ladder Hill Fort tenants

People whose sub-standard homes could be taken over by tourists have been promised new and better housing. HARDEEP KAUR reports. Families will have to move out of their homes at Ladder Hill Fort to make way for a luxury hotel and self-catering apartments.  The fort is currently the site of 21 government houses, and at …

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Hoteliers fall for island’s cliff-top fortress

Ladder Hill Fort has been chosen by visiting hoteliers as the ideal site for them to create luxury tourist accommodation. Adrian Gardiner, founder of the Mantis Collection, said: “I think it’s one of the most exceptional sites I have seen in the world.” He told radio interviewer Darrin Henry he would like to see it with between 30 and 35 …

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‘World’s best’ boutique hotel group explores island

The heads of a hotel group that won five awards in the tourism “Oscars” have arrived on St Helena to investigate its potential. The Mantis Collection was named World’s Leading Luxury Boutique Hotels Collection in the World Travel Awards 2012. It also won top prizes in four other categories, including one for a Swedish hotel carved entirely out of …

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Profile: luxury tourism pioneer with an eye on St Helena

Adrian Gardiner, founder of the Mantis Collection of hotels and “eco-escapes”, including private wildlife reserves, has travelled to St Helena after years of cajoling by island tourism bosses. But who is he? In an article reproduced on the Mantis Collection’s website, founder Adrian Gardiner says his company’s mission statement is “conserving a vanishing way of life.” …

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