Flights to Mauritius will lead you to one of the most beautiful islands in the world, situated in the Indian Ocean about 2000 km away from the southeast coast of the African continent. Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius and is the largest city; it became a very important trade route for people travelling between Europe and the East.
Flights to Mauritius from Johannesburg will take approximately 4 – 5 hours as a direct flight is available. This is a lot shorter than it was in earlier days, can you imagine travelling to Mauritius by sea as the French and the British did?
Mauritius has some amazing sites and is surrounded by almost 150 km of white sandy beaches and the lagoons are protected from the open sea by the world’s third largest coral reef which surrounds the island. Besides the usual beauties one can expect from the beautiful island, Mauritius has a lot more to see such as the:
- Black River Gorges National Park
- Blue Penny Museum
- Ganga Talao
- Tamarind Falls
- Eureka House
Iv course there are a range full of parks that include the famous Safari and Bird Park, Crocodile & Giant Tortoise Park and the Aquarium. Flights to Mauritius may only be a stone throw away, and the travelling time is shorter than that of going from Johannesburg to Durban, so weather you stay in Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town, Mauritius is simply a romantic destination you have to experience.
If you are still curious about the wonderful island, here are some facts that you might not have known about Mauritius:
- Mauritius is the most densely populated country in Africa and the 17th most densely populated country in the world.
- The legendary dodo bird was found only in Mauritius before it became extinct.
- Despite being extinct now, the dodo remains the national animal of Mauritius.
- Mauritius is an island created by underwater volcanic eruptions. The first people to set foot on it were said to be the Portuguese.
- Mauritius does not maintain a standing army.
- The top money earner for the economy is sugarcane, which is planted on 90% of the country’s arable land.
- There are no wild animals, except certain snakes that live on the island.
- The reefs around the island that are made up of coral, help protect the bathers from Sharks and Jelly Fish.
- A person that is born in Mauritius is called a Mauritian.
- Mauritians live on average to the age of 73. That is actually higher than any other developing country in the world.
So if your Flights to Mauritius still are not booked, be sure to book them today. You really won’t regret it.