The Black River Gorges National Park is worth a visit for all hikers, as well as for nature lovers and ornithologists.
The Gorges are in the largest national park of Mauritius famous for its waterfalls, panoramas and hiking trails.
The Village of Chamarel
The village of Chamarel is located closely to the Black River. This is a promenade recommended for sightseeing, restaurants, rummy, adventure park and the land of 7 colours, a unique geological phenomenon in Mauritius.
The Château de Labourdonnais is a family home that has welcomed more than three generations of the Wiehe family.
- Visit to the Château, the tasting bar, and the Château shop
- Visit to the garden (giant turtles of Aldabra) and orchards (exotic fruits: mangoes, papaya, passion fruit, guavas)
- Stop at the Rhumerie: This visit will allow you to discover the distillation columns, the vats and aging techniques of agricultural rum. The labels Rhumeur and La Bourdonnais, products of the rumery, are proposed in the tasting bar and the shop of the castle.
- Restaurant "La Table du Château"
Located on the road between Grand Baie and Port Louis, the Garden of Pamplemousses is known to botanists all over the world for the important collection of native and exotic plants that grow there, including the giant water lilies known as Victoria Amazonica and the many species of palm trees. Talipot is of particular interest: legend has it that it does not flourish until sixty years after it dies.
On 37 hectares you will not fail to discover:
- The pond of water lilies, covered with more than three species of waterlilies with white, blue and pink flowers, and magnificent giant water lilies of the Amazon
- The Lotus Basin
- The large basin, dotted with islets, themselves bordered by a beautiful belt of aquatic plants.
- The 80 species of palm trees that have contributed greatly to the reputation of the park.
- The many varieties of spices growing in different parts of the park, most of which are protected by fences.
- The colonial mansion of Mon Plaisir built in the 19th century by the English.
- The wrought iron gate of the entrance
- The deer park and turtle pen.
Entrance Fee: 200 MUR