Fuel in St Helena is hellishly expensive! If you can, carry enough fuel with when departing SA or Namibia, so that you do not have to buy there. However, if you really do need fuel, just get the ferry
driver to organise it for you. Unless you are ordering in very large quantities, you will need to supply your own jugs. Same with water
, you need to have your own jugs, which you fill up from the tap at the landing steps. It is far cheeper to buy 25 or 30 litre jugs in Cape Town
(about Rand 20 each from B&G Drums 021-933-5588) and fill them at the fuel dock
at RCYC or the fuel dock
in front of the harbour tower, next to the entrance to the V&A.
Note that there are no ATM's on the island so take sufficient UK Pounds with you. The ferry is also very expensive, so limit your trips ashore if you do not want to use your tender
. If you are still in Cape Town
, you can email
/ PM me and I will give you all the buff you need to know for the island. Also, if you want to then go to Ascension, you need to apply for permission at St Helena well before departing.