8 days in Mauritius Itinerary

8 days in Mauritius Itinerary

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8 days in Mauritius Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Grand Baie
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Chamarel
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

5
nights
Grand Baie

Grand Baie ©
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Blue Penny Museum and L'Aventure du Sucre. Take a break from the city and head to Ile aux Cerfs and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Baie side-trips: Port Louis (Central Market, St Louis Cathedral, & more), Martin Beffert Jewellery Design (in Moka) and Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche (in Bel Air). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden, stroll through Mont Choisy Beach, stop by Historic Marine, and examine the collection at Chateau De Labourdonnais.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Baie online vacation planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Grand Baie is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Grand Baie is 2 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in April, expect Grand Baie to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chamarel.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Port Louis, Pamplemousses, Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche, Studio 44 Mauritius, Martin Beffert Jewellery Design
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L'Aventure du Sucre ©
L'Aventure du Sucre
Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden

2
nights
Chamarel

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Escape the urban bustle at Trou aux Cerfs and Seven Colored Earths. Le Morne Brabant and The Martello Tower Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Black River Gorges National Park. There's more to do: look for gifts at Rhumerie de Chamarel and see the interesting displays at Curious Corner of Chamarel.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chamarel trip planner .

Drive from Grand Baie to Chamarel in 1.5 hours. In April in Chamarel, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamarel

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, Le Morne Brabant, The Martello Tower Museum
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Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Seven Colored Earths ©
Seven Colored Earths
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

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