Here are my top tips getting the most out of your day trips around the South of Mauritius. In no particular order…
With our suggested 3-day tour itinerary, you will comfortably be able to see the best points of interest in the South of Mauritius.
Day 3 looks like there’s too much, however, we did this in less than a full day. A lot of the places are viewpoints and quick stop-offs.
When planning your itinerary, try not to squash too much in and end up rushing around. Use Google Maps to your advantage and plot your route and timings carefully.
If you’re thinking about hiking then you’ll need plenty of water supplies. Also, it’s worth bringing a few bottles on your taxi tour just in case. Luckily our driver kept up hydrated throughout. There’s plenty of little stalls and shops along the way, so don’t worry if you forget.
Pack the essentials
Again, make sure you bring all your essential gear, from a quality backpack, hiking shoes to your camera. If you’re planning on seeing the underwater waterfall make sure you bring a good camera or drone.
Take enough sun cream
It may be windy in the south but you will still get burnt, even though you might not feel it. If you have kids make sure they wear a secure hat, one that won’t blow off.
Get a tour guide
Renting a car can give you your own freedom to see and stop where you want. However, we decided we wanted to get a driver for the day, yes it’s more expensive but you can relax. Not only that, but your driver will also know some hidden gems along the way that you won’t have heard of.