Mauritius is the best known island in the Indian Ocean and a popular choice with South African travellers for many years. It is a destination that people fall in love with and return to. Exquisite golden beaches, warm turquoise waters, exceptional cuisine, first-rate spas, just about every land and water sport activity imaginable and wonderful, accommodating people make this an irresistible year round destination. This is Mauritius, a fertile island of forests and mountains, volcanic craters, waterfalls and gorges, charming little villages and warm people.
Things you need to know
ClimateWarmest months are October to March, temperatures range in the high twenties to low thirties. Coolest months are April to September, days are pleasant and evenings are cooler.
LanguageCreole, French and English.
VisaNot required by South African passport holders.
HealthNo specific health requirements. Mosquito repellent is recommended in the summer months.
What things costThe local currency is Mauritian rupees
|Bottle of water||MUR 80|
|Soft drink||MUR 110|
|Cocktail||MUR 250 – 350|
|Bottle of wine||MUR 750|
|Light lunch||MUR 350|
|Dinner||MUR 500 - 1000|
Banks and hotels will change Rand notes and other major currencies. All major credit cards accepted in most shops, hotels and restaurants (not in village shops). ATMs in larger towns. Hotel bills are in Rupees. All major currencies are accepted at the hotels and in the stores.