03 Dec Discover the beautiful wild South
How about an amazing day discovering the different facets of the beautiful wild south of Mauritius? This coast has a lot to offer whether it be the tropical flora and endemic fauna of the island, the natural beauty of the coastline, the quaint fishermen villages or the rich and interesting history of the region… With Heritage Nature Reserve, embark on a journey where you will discover all those different aspects in one wonderful day packed with emotions!
Start off the day with a buggy ride to explore Heritage Nature Reserve, a natural sanctuary of 1 300 hectares. Discover the amazing Mauritian biodiversity in a mountainous area with vast plains, quiet forests, and splendid waterfalls and rivers, all on the same huge piece of land! You will definitely enjoy this off-road adventure where you might cross paths with a herd of deer grazing peacefully… Take this time to connect with nature and appreciate the magnificent ecosystem of Bel Ombre.
After a tour of the nature reserve, head back to the historic building of the Welcome Centre where you will find a local eatery under an impressive “Intendance” tree, almost 140 years old… Have a rest and enjoy a delicious authentic Mauritian lunch with a homemade local fruit juice or iced tea at Enba Pié!
After this much-deserved break, hop on a comfortable bus with a knowledgeable guide for the Bay2Bay Tour! During a ride of one hour and 30 minutes, discover one of the most beautiful coastal route in the world. From Jacotet Bay to La Prairie beach, through eleven stops, discover one splendid bay after the other while learning about the history of the different authentic fishermen villages along the way, fascinating facts about pirates and historical naval battles, the rich history of sugar production in Mauritius. Be ready for stunning panoramas all along the way!
Drive along the coastline, or ride a buggy in a nature reserve…Bel Ombre will fascinate you every hour of the day!
Publiée par Mauritius Explored sur Samedi 16 novembre 2019
You will make a stop at the Chateau de Bel Ombre, an iconic plantation home which evokes vivid scenes from another time with its impeccable French formal garden overlooking the magnificent Heritage Golf Course. The tour will also take you Trevessa Memorial, a monument erected to honour the survivors of the Trevessa shipwreck which washed up there in 1923, after surviving a long life raft journey of 3 weeks and 1728 miles. And let’s not forget the picture-perfect Macondé, a picturesque rock which derives its name from the Makonde people of East Africa. The guide will tell you about the early colonial period when fugitive slaves of this ethnic group took shelter on this rocky peninsula. It is the perfect spot for a stunning holiday picture! The tour ends at La Prairie beach, a must-see in Mauritius, loved by locals and tourists alike. Set right next to the imposing mountain of Le Morne Brabant with a magnificent turquoise lagoon, it might very well become one of your favourite spots on the island!