Explore Authentic Mauritius From R3999 Return

Explore the authentic side of Mauritius when you book return tickets Johannesburg-Mauritius from only R3,999. Embrace the unique flavours of Mauritian street food, seek out waterfalls and the Crying Rock, find serenity at temples and stroll around Port Louis’ vibrant waterfront and markets. Palm trees, sunsets and beach hammocks are waiting for you in Mauritius! Though there’s even more to this island paradise than you might expect.

Book return tickets to Mauritius from R3,999! 

When can I Book: Until 28 February 2017

When can I Travel: Until 23rd March 2017. Last return on 30th March 2017—subject to availability.

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How far is it?

Less than 4 hours from Johannesburg.

Where do I fly in?

flying into Mauritius

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Air Mauritius flies from its hub – Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport found about 48km from the beautiful and vibrant capital city of Port Louis. In 40 years of operating Air Mauritius has never had a single incident. They are one of a handful of airlines in the world that combine commercial flights with helicopter flights using 3 Bell Jet Ranger helicopters.

The Friendly Island

street food port louis Mauritius

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Voted the world’s friendliest country in 2014, Mauritius is all about good vibes. Smile and chat with the local people when you venture into spots less frequented by tourists and you’ll be rewarded in kind.
tropical flowers mauritius

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Explore the streets and markets of vibrant Port Louis

Vegetable market Port Louis Authentic Mauritius

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Vegetable Market, Port Louis, Mauritius

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port louis

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Take in the view of Port Louis from Signal Mountain

port louis from Montagne Signaux Mauritius

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Buy an ice cream from a street van and take a walk to the famous Crying Rock

ice cream at la roche qui pleure

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la roche qui pleure Mauritius

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sunset at la roche qui pleure

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All about the street food

beach hut food street food Mauritius

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Try delicious rotis of all kinds with tamarind sauce, a plain roti is just Rs12 (R4,50), a veg one is Rs20 (just over R7) and chicken is Rs35 (just under R13). You’ll find roti kiosks near beaches and in markets perfect for a tasty meal on the go that’s easy on your pocket. You can also get wild raspberries picked on the island, sprinkled with sugar and faratas (the French Mauritian version of a parata), not to mention in the french-influence sandwiches with interesting vegetable fillings. The famous rougaille spicy tomato sauce is a Mauritian speciality not to be missed!

Street Food Mauritius

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wild raspberries Mauritius, streetfood

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baguette Mauritius

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Street food Mauritius

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traditional Mauritian Farata

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Sundays are for families, barbecues, music, sunsets and sport at Flic-en-Flac Beach

flic en flac beach Mauritius family time

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Not just frequented by tourists Flic-en-Flac beach on a Sunday is a great spot to take in the view while absorbing the feel-good family vibe. People play volley ball and football and relax with friends and family.

Make sure to drink the local favourite Phoenix Beer

Phoenix beer Mauritius

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Do a tasting at a rum distillery

Mauritian rhum tastes of Mauritius

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La Rhumerie de Chamarel is one of the few distilleries to still cultivate its own sugarcane.

Find serenity at the Grand Bassin crater lake

Grand Bassin, Mauritius

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Visit this beautiful crater lake surrounded by temples and the impressively tall statue of Lord Shiva.
Shiva, Grand Bassin, Mauritius

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Grand Bassin, Mauritius

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Several religions and three languages coexist peacefully in Mauritius

Mosque, Port Louis, Mauritius

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Visit the 300-foot Chamarel Falls

Chamarel Falls authentic Mauritius

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Should you hire a car?

If you want to explore the more unusual spots on the island renting a car from one of the local rental agencies is a good idea, you’ll have the freedom to go where you want when you want and the traffic is negligible outside of Port Louis. If you hire from a larger international rental company expect to pay a bit more.

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Our Readers Comments

  1. Unethical marketing. Get people excited about a good flight cost but then when you search for flights the prices range from R5k to R25k!!!

    • Hi Stuart,

      Thanks for taking the time to send up your feedback. I have e-mailed you a couple of screenshots taken over the weeks when we ran our R3,999 special for flights departing in February and March 2017 as per our fare conditions. We also mentioned this is subject to availability, as the airline only sells a limited amount of seats at these discounted fares so it works on a first book basis.

      We appreciate all feedback and sorry you were not able to make use of this amazing deal we were running.

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