7 Places To Visit In The South Of Mauritius

7 Great Places to Visit in the South Of Mauritius

Discover the different places to visit in the south of Mauritius during your visit. The South of Mauritius offers a wilder than the rest of the island.

Natural and cultural wonders can be found in the heart of lush tropical nature. Learn more about the island’s history as well as its natural environment. We provide a private south tour of Mauritius, which will take you to some of these places in the beautiful south of Mauritius. 

Top places to Visit in the South of Mauritius Island

1. La Vanille Reserve des Mascareignes

Located a few km from Souillac, La Vanille Park, is home to a variety of reptiles and plants. Stroll through the heart of a tropical forest, where crocodiles and giant tortoises bask in the shade of banana trees, palm trees, and giant bamboo… This excursion is ideal for families.

Children will enjoy being able to feed, stroke, and even play with the giant tortoises. The park also has a restaurant where you can sample crocodile meat!

2. Bois Chéri Tea Plantation and Factory

Bois Chéri is the largest tea producer in Mauritius. Created in 1892, it is also the first tea plantation on the island. During a guided tour of the factory and the tea plantation.

You will discover the whole history and the production process of Mauritian tea. You can also taste the different teas during your visit.

3. Domaine Saint-Aubin and Domaine des Aubineaux

Founded in 1819 the Domaine de Saint-Aubin is a charming colonial-style house. It was the home of the owners of the sugar plantation.

Converted today into a museum, it is possible to see all the stages of sugar cane processing. You will also visit the vanilla plantation and the process of making vanilla sugar.

Built in 1872, the colonial house of the Domaine des Aubineaux. Now it is a museum dedicated to the history of Mauritian tea. You can also visit the “Jardin des Camphoriers” with some endemic plants of the island. At the end of the visit you can taste the tea produced at the estate.

4. Mahebourg

Bois Chéri is the largest tea producer in Mauritius. Created in 1892, it is also the first tea plantation on the island. During a guided tour of the factory and the tea plantation.

You will discover the whole history and the production process of Mauritian tea. You can also taste the different teas during your visit.

5. Ile aux Aigrettes

Located 800m off the coast of Mahébourg, Ile aux Aigrettes is home to fauna and flora that can only be found here. Ile aux Aigrettes Managed by the “Mauritian Wildlife Foundation” association. This island was 90% restored after suffering considerable damage. (Due to the introduction of new species and deforestation).

Tours are now organized to educate tourists and locals about the environmental preservation. You will be able to see giant tortoises and pink pond pigeons, both of which had vanished from this small island.

6. Ferney Valley

Located in the south-east of the island. The Vallée de Ferney,is a vast nature reserve covering more than 200 hectares.

Very beautiful hikes are possible to discover the local fauna and flora. You can come across endemic species such as the Mauritius kestrel. You will also observe a varied flora with more than 60 different species of orchids. The Vallée de Ferney is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers.

7. Rochester Falls

Located near Souillac, stop to contemplate the Rochester Falls in Souillac. After crossing the sugar cane fields, you can admire the beauty of these waterfalls.

As a result of water erosion. You will observe amazing sculptures in volcanic rocks and green crystals in the soil.