Why do people come back to Mauritius?

Because Mauritius offers something for everyone, people return again and again for different kinds of holidays: as romantic couples and adventure seekers and as families looking for child-friendly ocean fun.

With the diversity of attractions and experiences that Mauritius has to offer, you wouldn’t be able to fit them all into one trip and you’ll be planning the next holiday before you leave. Foodie travellers could spend their entire holiday exploring the island’s gastronomic delights and never have time to go snorkelling, whilst surfers may be in the ocean every day and miss out on exploring the island’s beautiful natural attractions in the interior.

From dawn to dusk, Mauritius inspires

The island varies a lot from coast to coast, from the northern end which buzzes with nightlife and restaurants, to the wild south coast which is largely undeveloped and boasts extraordinary natural beauty. It definitely makes sense to return to Mauritius on repeated trips and stay on each four coasts to fully experience all sides of the island.


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South Africa and Mauritius Island Holiday (12 days)

day 1 to 3

Enjoy safari of a lifetime!

day 4

Welcome to the City of Gold!

day 5 to 11

Enjoy the Tropical Island!

day 12

End of Journey!

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Wildlife, flora and fauna of Mauritius

Mauritius is surrounded by coral reefs which teem with more than 400 marine species, including pinner and bottlenose dolphins, a variety of shark species (although these are rarely venture beyond the reefs and into the lagoon around the island that people swim in), sperm and humpback whales, colourful tropical fish and deep-sea fish such as tuna and marlin. On land, the fruit bat is…

Mauritius in December

Climate In early December, the weather is warm and dry, but as the month progresses so does the rainfall and humidity. Highlights of the month/disadvantage + advantages December is one of the two busiest months in Mauritius and there’s a big spike in hotel prices and flights, especially around the Christmas and New Year holiday period. It’s one of the best months of the year to…

Romantic holiday in Mauritius

Mauritius is one of the most popular destinations in southern Africa for romantic holidays and honeymoons, and it’s easy to see why. There’s not much that can top a tropical beach holiday for couples wanting a romantic break, and Mauritius’ exquisite beaches and islets offer the perfect combination of sugary white sand beaches, swaying palm trees and crystal-clear calm sea for…

Solo holiday in Mauritius

While Mauritius is known as a romantic destination for honeymooners and a great family holiday destination, the island is also perfect for solo travellers: it’s safe, easy to travel around and offers a lot of activities that you could do on your own, with a guide or instructor or join up with a group to do. Highlights include scuba diving, snorkelling, hiking in Black River Gorges…

Curepipe

Curepipe, Mauritius’ second biggest town, lies inland just south of the centre of the island, is a great day trip destination if you want a break from the beach. Beautiful colonial architecture lends the town a lot of charm, while its attractions are varied, from peaceful botanical gardens to a colonial mansion-turned museum. The town is also known for its shops: if you’re looking for…

Family holiday in Mauritius

Mauritius is an ideal family holiday destination and is great for kids of any age. The island offers great value for money on family holidays, with the choice of all-inclusive resorts and self-catering apartments and houses. Many resorts and hotels are child-friendly, offering children’s swimming pools and play areas, kids’ clubs and programmes packed with fun activities and services…

Popular Mauritius Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

 | Kruger, Cape Town and Mauritius Bush & Beach Safari (15 days)

Kruger, Cape Town and Mauritius Bush & Beach Safari (15 days)

Spend your days discovering the fine beaches of Cape Town, enjoying the remarkably untamed wilderness of the Kruger National Park and swimming the pristine beaches of Mauritius....

 | Magical Mauritius and South Africa Honeymoon Safari (11 days)

Magical Mauritius and South Africa Honeymoon Safari

Start your trip in South Africa and finish in Mauritius. Experience the stunning beaches and the Big Five in the Phinda Private Game Reserve. ...

 | South Africa and Mauritius Island Holiday (12 days)

South Africa and Mauritius Island Holiday (12 days)

South Africa has so much to offer, from spotting the elusive leopard, to exploring Johannesburg's historical sites. Include the tropical island of Mauritius for an even more unforgettable vacation....

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