The South

Mauritius’ story starts in the South, dating back to the early 17th century when the Dutch explorers set up camp here. Today, often referred to as the ‘Deep South’, it remains relatively undeveloped compared to the rest of the island. Pervading southeast winds and high cliffs give the coastline a certain wildness with its boundless nature.

During the summer months these winds are a blessing, maintaining a sometimes deceptive freshness. Regardless of the season, the south of Mauritius has a lot to offer, from the truly beautiful Rochester Falls to the wildlife packed Le Val Nature Park, the Trou aux Cerfs volcano to the public beaches of Grand-Port and Savanne. Le Morne’s La Prairie Beach, unprotected by coral reef and with strong winds, is regarded as world-class kite-surfing destination and is also popular with surfers and windsurfers.

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