Mauritius lies in the crystal clear sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. With a rich cultural history, Mauritius is alive with the culture, colours and tastes that make this breath-taking Island so unique. Discover the absolutely magnificent natural beauty that envelops this magical island, a luxurious tropical retreat for adventure and relaxation! Named after Dutch Prince Maurice Van Nassau, Mauritius was officially founded in 1598, to later fall under French rule, and following was British ccolonization. Like many African Nations, Mauritius has a colourful heritage, free of colonial rule from 1968, its booming economy mainly revolves around tourism, sugar, and textiles. Mauritius is a so called melting pot of cultures – Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism all co-exist peacefully. English is the official language, with French and Creole also commonly used – highly educated, Mauritians boast a literacy rate of around 90%! A truly unforgettable experience, this tropical nation spans 2,040 square kilometres, which includes Rodrigues and other outer islands.
Mauritius is an ideal tropical island holiday destination, and often a first choice for romantics and honeymooners. Mauritius boasts endless stretches of sandy white beaches that are protected by a magnificent coral reef barrier. This spectacular coral reef encircles almost all of the coastline, apart from the southern end, where choppy waters and dramatic cliff faces replace the calm and colourful reef. A nature lovers and marine enthusiasts paradise, Mauritius is the perfect choice for an African Beach Holiday. Not just sand and sea, the picturesque island’s inland rises to a central plateau, with ancient lakes and extinct volcanic craters dotting the landscape. Based in the greater Cape area of South Africa, Greatest Africa are on the ground experts, and Southern Africa Travel specialists! Indian Ocean Island professionals, let Greatest Africa guide you in your perfect tropical beach holiday itinerary! For those travelling via Cape Town, Greatest Africa also offers exclusive Private Wine Tours, guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.