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 News - 17-Mar-2014

Top Spots To Visit In Mauritius

Those heading off on holidays to Mauritius will find that the unique island provides so much more than just beautiful beaches and watersports. The island’s location and years of isolation have created a destination that is rich in both manmade and natural history, providing a plethora of interesting places for holidaymakers to visit while staying in Mauritius.

With two World Heritage Sites, national parks, and nature reserves protecting some of the islands heritage and indigenous species of plants and animals, visitors are afforded the opportunity to explore and admire some of the most amazing sights in the world.

World Heritage Sites

Aapravasi Ghat is one of the two World Heritage Sites in Mauritius, playing an important role in the history of the Indian Ocean island. The name translates as ‘the Immigration Depot’ and it was here that the hundreds of thousands of Indian indentured labourers passed through on the journey to British-owned island plantations between 1849 and 1923. The remains of the original stone buildings can be found in Port Louis where they are protected and conserved by their World Heritage Site status.

Le Morne Cultural Landscape protects the Le Morne Peninsula, a region of huge historic significance to the people of the island of Mauritius. It was here that marooned and escaped slaves sought refuge, sheltering in the caves and coves in the area, building a small community and enjoying a previously unknown freedom. The large basalt monolith known as Le Morne Brabant can also be found here, standing at over 500 metres. The massive rock shelters two of the island’s most rare plants, and is included in the World Heritage Tentative List.

Natural Beauty

Black River Gorges National Park is another location that has made it onto the World Heritage Tentative List, and is located in the south-western part of Mauritius. Designated as a national park in 1994, the area covers nearly 70 km² of upland forest, marshy heathland, and the dry lowland forest. With two information centres, attractive picnic areas and miles of sign-posted trails, the park is a lovely place to visit for those interested in nature and hiking.

La Vallée de Ferney is also a popular area of natural beauty and is found nestled in the Bambou Mountains on the eastern side of Mauritius. The 200-hectare nature reserve has been created to preserve the native forest and is a shelter for many plant and animal species. Trained guides are available to provide a wealth of information about the reserve and, with picnic gardens, coffee plantations, the Sugar Estate mill, and an interesting visitor centre, tourists can find plenty to see and do.

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