Jamestown (Saint Helena)
Island nations : Islands of the Atlantic Ocean : Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha : Saint Helena (island) : Jamestown (Saint Helena)
Jamestown is the capital and main town of Saint Helena. It is located in a narrow valley between steep 500 ft (150 m) cliffs.
All visitors to Saint Helena arrive at "The Wharf" in Jamestown.
There is pretty much only a single road about one mile long.
Make sure you take Basil George's walking tour of the town - everyone raves about it.
For Police Emergencies call 999.
Summer heat provides the only common safety issue. Take a bottle of water if climbing Jacob's Ladder or doing a walking tour. Plan in advance as 24-hour shops do not exist and little is open on a Sunday.
Violent crime is almost unknown throughout St. Helena.
Traffic is limited to 20mp in the entire Jamestown area, so road accidents are also rare and rarely cause injuries.
There are no poisinous snakes on St. Helena.
Scorpions exist in Jamestown. They are rarely seen by residents but should be avoided.
Rockfalls can occur, due to the steep sided valley in which Jamestown sits. A catch-fencing scheme has been implemented but is not expected to stop all rockfalls. No practicable avoidance measures are possible.