South Africans Love Mauritius!
South Africans just cannot get enough of Mauritius, I remember a time back in the 90’s and early 00’s when Mauritius was all the craze, but what makes the island destination so popular? Let’s take a “dive” into some questions surrounding this beautiful place.
Where is Mauritius?
Mauritius, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres off the southeast coast of the African continent.
How long is the flight time to Mauritius?
The flight duration to Port Louis is approximately 4 hours from Johannesburg so we are looking at approximately 6 hours of flight time from Cape Town.
Do you need a Visa for Mauritius?
You do not need a visa to visit Mauritius but make sure your passport will be valid for six months after your return date.
Why is it so Popular?
South Africans just cannot get enough of Mauritius and its mainly due to its warm tropical Indian-Ocean climate, crystal clear waters, breathtakingly beautiful beaches and amazing picturesque landscapes.
What Languages are spoken in Mauritius?
Most Mauritians are bilingual being equally fluent in French and English. English is the official language, but French and Creole are widely spoken. Oriental languages also form part of the linguistic mosaic.
What are the Top Things to do in Mauritius?
- Visit Port Louis (Port Louis is the capital and largest city, and is definitely one of the first places to visit in Mauritius.)
- Visit Caudan Waterfront (The Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis is a meeting place for locals and lovers alike. It also has a great shopping center)
- Scuba Diving
- Relax on the Beach
- Visit Chamarel (This area has some amazing coloured soils that you will not want to miss)
When is the Best Time to Visit Mauritius?
Get the most comfortable weather conditions and the lowest rainfall by visiting the island nation during the seasons of winter (May – October) and early summer (November – December).
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