Edinburgh of the Seven Seas is an island in South Atlantic Ocean and the territory is administered by United Kingdom and precisely by St. Helena government. Tristan da Cunha enjoys world popularity as the most remote island inhabited by people in the world. St. Helena is actually the closes land speck to Edinburgh of the Seven Seas and is very close to Africa continent. The other islands near Edinburgh of the Seven Seas are inaccessible and thus inhabited which include the Stoltenhoff and Middle Island among others. The nearby Gough Island is well known for hosting numerous scientific and weather researches.
When travelling to Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, you must get a permit from Tristan Government and you can email them via [email protected]. On your email, clearly indicate your planning travel date, where you will be staying during your visit and your main reason for the visit. Unfortunately, travel to Edinburgh of the Seven Seas is only possible by boat as there are no airstrips on the island to facilitate air travel. However, even travelling by boat, you must plan for your trip very carefully as the journey from Cape Town to the island will take you almost a week. Getting around Edinburgh of the Seven Seas is best done on foot but the steep and rugged terrain makes walking rather difficult. However, if you intend to stay at Tristan village, the ground here is relatively grassy and flat and it is easily maintained. Transport is also available in Edinburgh of the Seven Seas as there is a paved route where you can catch an islander’s tractor or car but there is also a morning bus service.
Just like you would expect in a typical island, apart from water activities, there is not so much to see in Edinburgh of the Seven Seas. However, there are organized fishing excursions, climbs, golf and walks for visitors. You can also decide to organize a trip from Edinburgh of the Seven Seas to one of the inaccessible islands. Despite being said to be uninhabited and inaccessible, there are still some organized visits to these islands which are always quite interesting but you must have a local guide to escort you. Since the island has no any permanent settlements, visitors are required to carry along their own drinks and food.
Gough Island is just located close to Edinburgh of the Seven Seas and was named by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1995. There is no sheltered anchorage or harbor in Gough and bats can only land at the Glen Anchorage. Presently, tourists are restricted from accessing the area as navigating the area is extremely difficult. For eating and drinking Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, Prince Philip Hall is the only place that visitors sort out their gastronomic needs. The hall also houses Albatross bar and food is also served occasionally. For sleeping in Edinburgh of the Seven Seas the most common type of accommodation is self catering and it is relatively cheap and affordable.