Tristan da Cunha Island - Travel Guide

Tristan da Cunha is a cord of moderately pocket-sized islands. The island nation is located at the center of the South Atlantic Ocean. The closest place to this archipelago is Saint Helena, which is near 3000 kilometers from the islands and roughly the same distance from southern coastal region of the African continent. Tristan da Cunha is a territorial dominion of Britain. It is a highly distant populated island in the world. 


Most of its inhabitants live in the Edinburgh of the Seven Seas region of the main capital island of the archipelago. As a visitor to Tristan da Cunha, you are required to seek and obtain permit from the Tristan Government. The details to submit to the government's representative office so as to obtain the permit is a specification of the day you will organize to enter the territory, which part of the territory you look forward to traveling and stay, and the aim of your travel into Tristan da Cunha. 




It takes nearly a week to move to Tristan da Cunha from Cape Town. The South African research ship, SA Agulhas, and the fishing vessel, Edinburgh and Baltic Trader, provide voyage trips between Cape Town and Tristan da Cunha frequently. The trips using these voyage vessels cost 800 Dollars by the fishing vessel, and 1,300 Dollars by the ship. 


There is a short range of options for accommodation facilities in the Tristan da Cunha Islands. There are only home stays and self-catering accommodation in the region. The facilities are affordable and of good quality. To find out more about the facilities, you can look into the official website about the island, and how you can book for your preferable option in advance. 


Tristan da Cunha has only one huge public restaurant, the Prince Philip Hall that serves varieties of dishes to its clients. The restaurant also has a bar, the Albatross Bar that is open to enable you have much fun with friends over the night and have wine and beer servings as per your order. However, if the restaurant is a little bit pricey, then you can run into the island's major shopping center to buy some portable foodstuffs that are ready to be consumed and some that you can cook for yourself in the self-catering accommodation facilities. 


There are sport-fishing outings, trekking tours, mountain climbing, and even golf game for visitors. There are also trips to the islands of Tristan da Cunha. However, you will be required to have a tour guide escort you to the islands to be allowed to tour the islands. Ensure that you have packed food while touring the islands because there are no eateries in the other islands except for the main island.